Black Adam saw a massive drop in its second weekend at the box office. The film saw a fall of 63% at the box office, causing many to believe that it may not perform as expected. However, there was still a possibility that the DC Film would cross the mark of $100 million at the box office. While Dwayne Johnson has been saying that Black Adam would be a new start for DCEU, the film is also crucial for Warner Bros Discovery.
The film introduced Teth Adam, the anti-hero, who was a former slave from Kahndaq. He received superpowers and became the ruler of the city. In the movie, he encounters the Justice Society of America, which includes Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher.
Black Adam Crosses $100 Million in the Second Week of its Release.
Black Adam had a successful opening at the box office. The film took the first spot at the domestic box office, grossing $67 million. It also became the biggest box office weekend of Dwayne Johnson soon after its release. Earlier DC films took more than two weeks to cross the mark. While Aquaman earned over $100M in 2 weekends, Shazam! hit that mark after 3 weekends.
The movie saw a 63% drop in earnings on the second weekend. It led many to believe that the film may not perform as expected. However, the film still can dominate the box office for one more weekend. Considering it had a better opening compared to previous DC films, there are still possibilities for the film to perform well at the box office.
The film grossed an additional $27.7 million during its second weekend at the box office. With the new amount included, the film has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, taking its domestic total to $111 million.
It led the film to be the best opening weekend for any DC film since the release of the 2018 film Aquaman. The drop in the latest DC film is believed to be caused by the Halloween weekend, as people prefer the horror genre for the spooky holiday.
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Would Black Adam Stand Up to Warner Bros. Expectations?
Along with the DC, Warner Bros also had high expectations from Black Adam. The studio has been looking toward a hit at the box office. However, the past few releases have not been able to perform that well. The studio hoped introducing the anti-hero to DCEU with a star like Dwayne Johnson would be a good step for the cinematic universe and the studio.
Black Adam has crossed the mark of $100 million quicker than the 2018 film Aquaman. After its release, Aquaman went on to make $1 billion worldwide. However, the film still has a long way to go in order to cross the $1 billion mark.
The DC film would face tough competition with Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to release on November 11, 2022. It is one of the highly anticipated films of the Marvel Studios and is expected to draw in a massive audience.
So it would be interesting to see if Black Adam still manages to grab attention. Black Adam is yet to release in China. Its global collection is expected to go up after its release in China.
Black Adam is playing in theatres now.