The Matrix Resurrections: How much did Keanu Reeves make from original trilogy?

Reeves earned about $12 million and $14 million for the fourth movie and is slated to receive more back-end payments as well


                            The Matrix Resurrections: How much did Keanu Reeves make from original trilogy?
Keanu Reeves (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Keanu Reeves is all set to rake in the moolah ahead of 'The Matrix Resurrections'. The actor's salary has been a topic of discussion since the money he earned from the 'John Wick' franchise. The trilogy by itself had a worldwide box office collection estimated to be a staggering $1.6 billion, of which the actor reportedly made $120 million in bonuses alone from the sequels. Reeves was paid roughly about $1 million to $2 million for 'John Wick' and then had a sharp increase with the second movie jumping between $2 million to $2.5 million 

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With the fourth Matrix movie set to release in theatres and HBO Max on December 22. Prior to the release, Reeves was paid roughly around $10 million for 'The Matrix' and the profits that were rewarded totaled to about $35 million for the first movie. Per Celebrity Net Worth, his backend bonuses made him the highest-paid actor of all time, especially for a single franchise.

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The site also added at least $120 million in bonuses from the second and third movies. His total earnings from the franchise were reported to be $200 million. In all, the actor is worth roughly $380 million. A report by Variety listed our Hollywood's highest-paid actors of 2021 and mentioned that Reeves earned about $12 million and $14 million for the movie while also set to earn some backend payments once the movie is released.

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The official synopsis of the movie reads, "To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he's learned anything, it's that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of -- or into -- the Matrix. Neo already knows what he has to do, but what he doesn't yet know is that the Matrix is stronger, more secure, and far more dangerous than ever before." 'The Matrix Resurrections' stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and Neil Patrick Harris. Carrie Ann Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith are slated to return.

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