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Black Adam’s HBO Max Release Only Scores 1.2M Weekend Views, Fails To Beat Zack Snyder’s Justice League’s Gargantuan 2.2M Record

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Black Adam‘s release has been followed by disappointing remarks and reviews from fans and critics alike. Once touted as the savior of the DCU, the Dwayne Johnson-led movie failed to live up to the expectations of many DC fans who were disillusioned by all the hype and promotion by The Rock and WB for the movie.

Perhaps it is now time for DC Studios, now under the control of new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran, to take a serious look at the vision that Zack Snyder had planned and wanted to make a reality for the DCU. After all, he is what made one of the most cult-followed movies of the DCU, Man of Steel.

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A Must-Read: “The hierarchy has absolutely changed”: The Rock Might Not Return to the DCU Again After James Gunn Went Scorched Earth Post Black Adam Box-Office Failure

Black Adam Fails To Beat This One Zack Snyder Record

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was told off after the meeting he had with James Gunn and Peter Safran earlier this week. This development in The Rock’s future as a member of the DCU must’ve truly been the end of the former WWE wrestler’s time in the franchise.

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And now, a new statistic reveals that Black Adam‘s weekend viewership record paled in comparison to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, giving more of a reason for Gunn and Safran to reconsider their ideas of a revamped DCU and include Zack Snyder’s plans for the franchise.

Related: The Rock Addresses Black Adam Cancelation, Breaks Silence on Reports of Unfollowing WB on Instagram After Henry Cavill Leaving Superman Role

Black Adam, as reported by Twitter account @homeofdcu had the worst DC Film first weekend on HBOMax, going behind a total of four other major DC releases- The Batman – 4.2M views, The Suicide Squad – 3.5M views, WW84 – 3.2M views, ZSJL – 2.2M views.

It’s a shame that such a heavily promoted movie about the popular DC antihero fared poorly in the commercial factor in comparison to Zack Snyder’s Justice League, a movie that had an actual demanding fanbase.

Also Read: Black Adam Test Screenings Were Apparently So Bad DC Ordered Reshoots Worth $70M in Just 20 Days – And it Still Bombed

Black Adam Viewership Statistic Gains Reaction From Fans

Black Adam star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was basically told by James Gunn and Peter Safran that his role in the DCU, and even Teth Adam himself, were not in the planned ‘first chapter’ of the new DC Universe.

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Related: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Leaves Behind Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp to Become Gen Z’s Most Popular Actor, Retains ‘People’s Champ’ Crown

And with the new statistic showing that Black Adam‘s weekend viewership record was even lower than that of an unreleased cut of Justice League, fans have even more of a reason to believe that they won’t be seeing another DCU movie with The Rock in it, at least for now.

Here’s how the DCU fanbase reacted to the new statistic on Twitter-

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What could be next in store for The Rock’s future in the DCU? It’s also important to note that his production company, Seven Bucks, and DC have confirmed that they will look for options to include the Black Adam character in the DC multiverse chapters.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Twitter

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.