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‘It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Henry Cavill’: Superman Post Credits Word of Mouth Reportedly Gives Black Adam Major Overseas Box Office Boost

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Launching DC films into its magical element, Black Adam introduced a completely different side to the DC Extended Universe. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Dwayne Johnson, the movie entered cinemas with high expectations.

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Dwayne Johnson as the titular character in Black Adam.

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Despite the interesting premise of the film, rumors, and cameo appearances were its selling point, along with Dwayne Johnson leading the film. The marketing team also pulled all stops in order to push the film to a larger audience.

The reception of Black Adam has been polarizing

Despite all the build-up until the release, the film seems to have fallen flat for the critics as many ironically noted the film wasn’t dark enough. Some even pointed out how the charisma of Dwayne Johnson couldn’t save the film.

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Dr. Fate in DC’s Black Adam.

On the other hand, the fans seem to have enjoyed the film, sitting at a whopping 90% audience score. Many noted how the film is nothing groundbreaking but does everything right and it gets the DCEU a step closer to competing with Marvel.

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When it comes to the box office, the film seems to be going pretty well overseas with both Italy and Korea seeing a +117% and +98% increase in gross on Saturday compared to Friday. In US and Canada, it had a successful opening week of $67 million, the highest in the Jumanji actor’s career.

What is driving Black Adam despite negative critic reviews?

Even though the positive reception is playing a part in the movie’s success, there seems to be something special driving the film. One of the most common answers is Henry Cavill‘s Superman cameo at the end.

Read more: “We’ve been fighting for it..It wasn’t easy”: Black Adam’s Producer Admits Dwayne Johnson Fought With Warner Bros Executives to Bring Back Henry Cavill’s Superman to DC

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Dwayne Johnson wants his character to fight Shazam and Superman in future films.

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Thanks to the rumors spreading like wildfire, many of the fans watched Black Adam just to know if Snyderverse would become canon. Henry Cavill’s return has been well-received by many DC fans, which is further driving more audience into the theatres.

But word of mouth seems to be doing an equally good job as the ticket sales increased on the weekends. Due to Black Adam‘s success, its sequel is already being teased, with Henry Cavill confirmed to return in full capacity to the DCEU in the future.

Black Adam is now in theatres.

Source: Twitter

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.