Since March 23, cinema fans have been seeing superstar Keanu Reeves (58) again in one of his most popular roles on the big screen – as a contract killer. "John Wick: Chapter 4", the latest installment in the celebrated action series, was able to hit the ground running in Germany and internationally.
In Germany - including previews from last Wednesday - more than 465,000 cinemagoers have already purchased a ticket to experience Reeves in the explosive action production, as reported by Leonine Studios. Compared to the predecessor "John Wick: Chapter 3", which was released in 2019, an increase of around 45 percent - and number one in the cinema charts. In terms of sales and number of visitors, it is the best theatrical release so far this year.
The latest film by director Chad Stahelski (54) is also extremely successful in North America, as reported by the industry magazine "Variety". On its opening weekend, the blockbuster eclipsed its competition with $73.5 million in revenue.
At the same time, it is the best start of the series so far, and the number of entries has gradually increased over the past few years. The first "John Wick" film from 2014 grossed 14 million, the second part was 30.4 million in 2017 and its successor 56.8 million. Together with other international box office results, "John Wick: Chapter 4" already brings it to 137.5 million US dollars worldwide.
In addition to Reeves, Laurence Fishburne (61), Ian McShane (80) and Lance Reddick (1962-2023), who recently died at the age of 60, also play in the new blockbuster. Also appearing are Rina Sawayama (32), Donnie Yen (59), Bill Skarsgard (32) and Scott Adkins (46).
"I love the character of John Wick - and part of that is just his heart, his love, his relationship with his wife and his honor. There's also his sadness and his will. He's trying to break free. I like those themes and emotions "Hollywood star Reeves recently explained in an interview with the news agency spot on news.