Black Adam, which was released in the theaters on October 21, was well-hyped by the DC Studios and was supposed to break many records. Fans too had high hopes for the Dwayne Johnson starrer which served as a spin-off to Shazam! Despite the big expectations everyone had with Black Adam, the movie’s box office earnings did not seem as pleasant considering the cost of the movie. The movie has just surpassed Shazam! which notably was made at half the cost and lacked one of the most famous movie actors in its cast.
While Black Adam opened with a big haul, the movie’s earnings at the box office did not end up holding well for the upcoming weeks. The movie is currently struggling to reach $400M.
Black Adam struggles to reach $400M in box-office
Black Adam narrates the story of an anti-hero who changes to become the new protector of Kahndaq. While the movie with its remarkable casting was much-hyped to be a blockbuster, the movie ended up disappointing many. The movie has currently $366 million worldwide and is struggling to even reach the $400M mark.
While the perspective of $366 million may not be much worse, considering the earnings of Dwayne Johnson‘s movies and the money expended in filming the movie had foreseen the movie to be a major success at the box office.
The movie’s performance at the box office as well as the reviews by the audience don’t sound promising despite the fact that this film holds much importance in the DC Universe. The film has a domestic total of $160 million in its opening weekend, which even stands behind the $166 million earned by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made in its first weekend. The movie also stands defeated by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released by. Marvel Studios around the same time
Despite the movie’s failure at the box office, Black Adam is already in talks for a sequel, in which the protector of Kahndaq may face Superman as teased in the mid-credits of Black Adam.
What does Black Adam mean for the DCEU?
The introduction of Black Adam into the DC Universe was a well-thought step by DC Studios. While the movie did not garner much success at the box office, it opened a path for many new movies and the merging of storylines.
With the addition of the Justice Society of America in the Black Adam movie, the fans are anticipating a movie that focuses on the superhero faction that was freshly brought on the screen from the comics. As one of the oldest superhero teams, the Justice Society of America made its debut in DC comics in the 1940s.
Alongside Dwayne Johnson debuting as Black Adam, the film also introduces some new actors like Noah Centino playing the role of Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan who plays Doctor Fate.
With the cameo of Superman appearing in the mid-credits of Black Adam, DC Studios are teasing the return of Superman after a long time, however, nothing is confirmed yet.
Black Adam is now out in theaters worldwide.