The Angels: “Black Adam,” which stars Dwyane Johnson, may not be a hit with critics, but fans are showing their support at the box office.
At the box office, the order of power is about to change. Variety says that “Black Adam” is trying to get to the top of the national charts before his new album “Ticket to Paradise,” which stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney.
On its first day, Dwayne Johnson’s car made $26.8 million, which includes $7.6 million in advance sales. The movie based on DC Comics will open in 4,402 places in North America.
Some competitors, according to Variety, think that the superhero movie will make $62.2 million in its first weekend. This would be the first wide release to start with more than $50 million since Thor: Love and Thunder. In July, Disney paid $144 million.
Since the summer was so busy, people haven’t been going to the movies as much, and theatres have been begging for a fall release that will surprise some people, like “Black Adam” has.
Compared to other DC Films movies, “Black Adam’s” $62 million opening weekend would put it between “Aquaman” in 2018 ($67 million) and “Shazam!” in 2019. ($53 million).
Both movies also introduced new characters to audiences, which helped them make a lot of money and do well overseas, which was enough to make them both get sequels in 2023.
Variety also says that the next few weeks are very important for the blockbuster movie “Black Adam,” which has a budget of $195 million to make.
When “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” comes out on November 11, the movie won’t have much heavyweight competition.
A good start for “Black Adam” would be if it made $62.2 million in its first weekend.
Even though he’s not making as much money as Marvel’s movies or DC’s “The Batman,” he’s doing well enough, especially for a superhero movie about a new character that no one knows.
How people feel about Johnson’s “antihero” will become clear in the next few weeks.