Keanu Reeves raked in a fortune with his performance in The Matrix.
As per reports, the 58-year-old actor earned more money from the sci-fi film than “any other actor in a single movie franchise.”
According to LadBible, the actor bagged a jaw-dropping $156,000,000 from the franchise, in which he played computer programmer Thomas A. Anderson.
Released in 1999, The Matrix grossed $171.4 million domestically and $466.6 million worldwide, extensively surpassing its $63 million budget.
With the recently reported success, Reeves has “beat the likes of Mission Impossible's Tom Cruise and The Avengers' Robert Downey Jr. to be crowned the biggest earner among the movie franchise greats,” Daily Mail reported.
Ahead of the release of the fourth installment of John Wick, Reeves dished on the touching reason behind his love for the character and the franchise.
“I like his humor, I like his will, I like his grief and it's really fun to play him in these films, these films are fun,” he told Metro.
The actor went on to explain that his character tested his limits, saying, “I try really hard, but with John, you have to try just a little bit harder.”