Friday, June 14, 2024

SUNDAY UPDATE: Keanu Reeves, Age 58, Having Biggest Box Office Hit in 20 Years with “John Wick 4” — $73.5 Mil Weekend!


SUNDAY MORNING: $73.5 MILLION for “John Wick 4.” It’s Keanu’s biggest hit since the 2003 “Matrix” movies, bigger than the last three “John Wick” movies by far. It’s an enormous success for the soft spoken, off the radar, polite, self-effacing Reeves. Congrats to him!

SATURDAY: This is really Keanu Reeves’s Excellent Adventure.

His “John Wick 4” is headed to an opening weekend of $71 million plus. That’s his biggest hit since 2003’s “Matrix” movies.

Keanu is 58 years old, although we think of him as eternally youthful from all his early movies, and the fact that he looks a lot younger than his age.

Last night, “John Wick 4” — the biggest hit in this series — made $20 million on top of a nearly $9 million preview night on Thursday. Fans want to see this movie, and they are going to it in droves.

Meanwhile, “Shazam 2” fell 80% last night from last Friday, a stunning drop off. The movie is basically dead at $38 million on a budget of $125 million. Also totally dead is “65” with Adam Driver from Sony Pictures. No one knows what it was so let’s not ask them.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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