'John Wick' Franchise Exceeds $1 Billion Globally 

"John Wick" has officially become a billion-dollar franchise. Ticket sales for Lionsgate's Keanu Reeves-led action series have crossed $1 billion at the global box office, totaling $1.011 billion across four films. 

The most recent entry, which cost $100 million, debuted in March to $73.5 million, setting a new domestic franchise record. 

"John Wick" is one of the few franchises that has grown in popularity with each new sequel. The first film grossed $86.1 million in 2014,  

but it became a sleeper smash on home video, while the 2017 sequel grossed $174.3 million. "Parabellum," the biggest grossing film previous to "Chapter 4," grossed $328.3 million worldwide in 2019. 

"This milestone is a testament to the incredible work of Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves, as well as Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, who have made it their mission to outdo themselves with each successive film in this franchise, 

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chair Joe Drake said. "We couldn't be more grateful to global moviegoers for helping us achieve this incredible feat." 

Chad Stahelski helmed the latest "John Wick," which follows the titular hitman as he continues his struggle against the powerful organization known as the High Table. 

Lionsgate has been cryptic regarding a fifth "John Wick" film, but nothing has been confirmed. Reeves and other cast members will, however, return for "Ballerina," a spinoff narrative starring Ana de Armas. 

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