LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 03: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Keanu Reeves attends the "John Wick: Chapter 3" special screening at The Ham Yard Hotel on May 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Keanu Reeves is one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood, and his career has spanned more than three decades. He’s starred in some of the biggest movies of all time and made a fortune off them – here are the top 10 grossing movies of Keanu Reeves.
1. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Keanu Reeves is back in action as Neo in The Matrix Reloaded, the sequel to the successful 1999 film The Matrix. In The Matrix Reloaded, Neo must fight to survive and return to the real world after being trapped in a virtual reality program for over two centuries.
The film sees Neo team up with Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to stop Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) from finding the Philosopher’s Stone – an object that can grant unlimited power to whoever holds it. Along the way, they are joined by other rebels fighting against Smith and his forces.
The Matrix Reloaded was a huge success when it was released in 2003, grossing over $519 million worldwide. Keanu Reeves has since gone on to star in several more films, including John Wick (2014), 47 Ronin (2013), Man of Steel (2013), and Death Proof (2007).
2. The Matrix (1999)
Keanu Reeves is one of the world’s most successful and well-known actors. He started his career in the 1990s with roles in some small roles, but it was his role as Neo in The Matrix that made him a household name.
The Matrix is a science fiction movie about a computer hacker who is awakened from a coma to find that the world he knows is an illusion created by advanced machines called computers. To save humanity from being enslaved by these machines, Neo must fight through the virtual reality world built for humans by the machines and locate the Source Code, which will allow him to overthrow the machines and bring peace back to the world.
The movie was extremely popular when it was released in 1999, and it still holds up today as one of the best examples of cyberpunk cinema. It’s also been praised for its excellent visual effects and action scenes. Keanu Reeves’ performance as Neo has been universally acclaimed, earning him multiple awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
3. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Keanu Reeves’ performance as Neo in The Matrix Revolutions is widely regarded as one of the best things that he’s ever done. The movie tells the story of Neo, a computer hacker who is recruited by resistance fighters to help them overthrow the machines that rule the world.
Though it was originally planned for release in 1999, The Matrix Revolutions was delayed numerous times due to various production problems. When it finally hit theatres in 2003, it quickly became a blockbuster hit and remained so to this day.
The Matrix Revolution is a complex and highly visual movie with some of the most advanced graphics and special effects ever. It holds up well after almost 15 years, which is a testament to its quality as an entertainment product.
If you’re a fan of Keanu Reeves or science fiction movies in general, then you should add this one to your list!
4. Speed (1994)
Keanu Reeves starred in the cult classic Speed as LAPD officer Jeff Daniels. The film tells the story of a cop who gets transferred to the Traffic Division and has to use his skills and wits to stop street racing.
The movie was a box office hit when it was released in 1994, and it remains one of Keanu Reeves’ most successful ventures. It made over $227 million at the box office worldwide and received critical acclaim for its action sequences and innovative visual effects.
5. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, a 2019 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. The movie is the third installment in the John Wick series and follows Wick’s efforts to track down members of an international assassin’s guild after they kill his dog.
The film was released on February 10, 2019, in the United States and Canada. It grossed $86 million in its opening weekend, making it the fifth-highest-grossing film of that week behind Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Aquaman, and Avengers: Endgame. As of June 2019, it has grossed $171 million worldwide.
6. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Keanu Reeves starred in and directed Something’s Gotta Give, a 2003 romantic comedy-drama. The film tells the story of an aging actor (Reeves) who is forced to retire from acting but is still in demand for auditions. He dates a young woman (Rachel Weisz) but cannot commit to her and begins dating someone else. In the end, he re-engages with Weisz, and they marry.
Something’s Gotta Give was a box office success, earning over $255 million worldwide on a budget of just $40 million. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised Reeves’ acting skills and wrote that the film had “wit, charm and a tender heart.”
7. The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Day The Earth Stood Still is a science fiction movie released in 2008. It was written and directed by Ron Howard and stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Michael Sheen.
The story follows a group of people sent to stop the earth from being destroyed by an alien race. They must do this using a machine that allows them to travel through time. Keanu Reeves plays the role of Klaatu, an alien trying to get humans to understand that he is not a threat.
The Day The Earth Stood Still was a popular movie when it was released, and it continues to be popular today. It has grossed over $250 million worldwide, making it one of Keanu Reeves’ most successful films.
8. Constantine (2005)
Keanu Reeves is one of the most victorious actors in Hollywood. He has starred in some of the highest-grossing films of all time, and his latest movie, Constantine, is no exception. Constantine is a supernatural action thriller set in the world of Hollywood movies.
The film follows a young actor named Constantine (Reeves) who begins to experience strange hallucinations after he is hit in the head by a stage light during a performance. The hallucinations lead him to discover that he has abilities that are beyond those of mortals – he can see into the spiritual world and wield magical powers!
Despite initially being skeptical about these mystical powers, Constantine quickly realizes they could be useful for finding clues about his family history and solving mysteries. The film culminates with Constantine using his powers to fight off an evil force plaguing Hollywood for years.
Constantine was a massive financial and critical success, so it’s safe to say that Keanu Reeves is one of the biggest movie stars out there right now!
9. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a movie about a young lawyer named Jonathan Harker who travels to Transylvania to help a rich nobleman named Count Dracula purchase an estate in England. Soon after, Harker realizes that he’s become a prisoner in the castle and must find a way to escape.
The film is based on the 1897 novel of a similar name by Bram Stoker. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker, Gary Oldman as Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Murray, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, and Catherine Deneuve as Lucy Westenra. It was released in 1992 and became a popular hit with moviegoers around the world.
Dracula has consistently been one of Keanu Reeves’ most successful films. In total, it has grossed over $275 million worldwide – making it one of his highest-grossing movies ever!
10. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Keanu Reeves continues his successful run as a Hollywood actor with John Wick: Chapter 2, which was released in 2017 and grossed over $150 million worldwide.
John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first movie left off – Keanu Reeves’ character is on the run from the assassins sent to kill him. He teams up with a woman named Cassian (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to track down and kill his former colleagues.
Though the plot is fairly straightforward, the action scenes are truly outstanding. The intense fight scenes are choreographed brilliantly and make for an exciting watch. Chiwetel Ejiofor does a great job in his role as Cassian, making you sympathize with him even as he ruthlessly kills people.
Overall, John Wick: Chapter 2 is an extremely thrilling movie that’s perfect for those who love action and suspenseful scenes. If you’re a fan of Keanu Reeves or Chiwetel Ejiofor, then this will be one of your favorites!
In the end, it can be said that Keanu’s acting seems to have reached a new level. As for his movies, considering the box office numbers of each one, it is no wonder that he has been able to earn an astounding $3.6 billion from just ten films.
Though Reeves might not be everyone’s favorite actor (some even call him boring), his top-notch performance in these blockbuster hits also proves that he is truly one talented actor.