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‘The era of DC is here’: DC Fans Troll Marvel as 2 of the 3 Top Performing ‘Box Office Champ’ Movies of 2022 are Black Adam and The Batman

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Lately, DC Studios has been busy getting its affairs in order and re-establishing itself in a position of power after a long time of being occupied with scrapped projects and corporate blunders. The franchise recently brought back the fan-favorite actor Henry Cavill for yet another Superman project and announced a significant change in the hierarchy with James Gunn and Peter Safran as co-CEOs now.

To add to that list of wins, two of DC’s films that were released this year including Jaume Collet-Serra’s Black Adam and Matt Reeves’s The Batman, have snagged a gleaming position in the top 3 box office champ movies.

Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam (2022).
Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam had failed to impress early reviewers and critics but the film did remarkably well post its release with the audience claiming to love it and the movie’s box office bringing home a rather enormous sum just domestically. And DC fans have naturally seized this golden opportunity to show off this unanticipated success of their franchise to the Marvel fandom.

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Black Adam and The Batman have become the box office champ movies of 2022

Currently, in its third week of release, Black Adam‘s weekend box office collection is looking quite good with a total of $18.5 million, which shouldn’t be that big of a surprise considering how the film had managed to earn about $67 million just in its opening week.

The latest DC flick’s global box office revenue has exceeded $300 million and is presently at a hefty sum of about $319 million, with the movie bringing home more than $130 million just domestic through the domestic circuit.

Circling back to The Batman, which was released earlier this year in March with the Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Divergent actress Zoë Kravitz as the star cast, is yet another DC film that has secured a position as one of the box office champ movies besides Black Adam. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman made a whopping $751.1 million worldwide and is one of the highest-grossing films to have been released this year.

The Batman
The Batman (2022)

With such brilliant results both domestic as well as internationally, the DC fandom is soaring on the ninth cloud and has made it a point to not let Marvel fans hear the end of it.

DC fans flash the franchise’s recent success in the face of Marvel

Apart from Black Adam and The Batman, Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also resides as a candidate in the top 3 box office champ movies. The superhero adventure movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff made about $388 million merely in the US and earned a surplus of $520 million overseas.

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Why Dr. Strange movies are better than its comics.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

But even after all that, DC fans still seem to be more than happy to flash the fact that two of their films are winning the race with only one Marvel movie in the top 3.

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Fans are acknowledging and rooting for Black Adam for having done this great despite having claimed negative early reviews by critics and are already excited for a supposed sequel of the film.

Although Black Adam seems to be working its way through just fine, rumors about the film not getting released in China have started to surface, which if comes to be true, would be a devastating blow to both the movie as well as Warner Bros.

More information on the same is yet to be revealed.

Related: Black Adam Rumored to Not Be Released in China Despite The Rock’s Massive Fanbase, Salty Marvel Fans Might Stop Film From Reaching Break Even

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Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.