“Black Adam,” starring megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, managed to top the domestic box office yet again. As reported by Box Office Mojo, the DC Universe comic book superhero feature soared to the No. 1 slot yet again, bringing in an estimated $27.4 million for its second frame.
On top of that, BOM notes that DC’s “Black Adam” has reached $250 million worldwide for its global box office take.
DC’s ‘Black Adam’ Spends Another Week Atop Box Office
The Rock himself expressed gratitude to his fans for putting the film at No. 1 for the second week in a row on his official Twitter account. “Black Adam” has been a passion project and a long-time labor of love for the actor and producer. He’s been pursuing to portray the character for well over 15 years. It was finally released in theaters earlier this month.
The Rock stars as the eponymous antihero, an ancient champion of the kingdom of Kahndaq. He’s revived in the modern day at a time when Kahndaq is occupied under the grip of the brutal mercenary group, Intergang. The Justice Society of America is dispatched to imprison Black Adam, but he might have the power to save the world.
Thank you everyone! 🙏🏾🥂#BlackAdam #1 movie in the world for the second weekend in a row.
Strong numbers considering Teth Adam was a little known DC character (to the masses) as well as Justice Society. All 5 superheroes never existed on the big screen until now. #NewEra https://t.co/2Quty78rRZ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 31, 2022
Following its second weekend take, “Black Adam” has now reached $110 million domestically. While it’s doing well overseas, the film still has quite a ways to go to break even. As reported by Deadline, the film has a budget of $200 million.
The good news for The Rock and “Black Adam” is that it will have another weekend mostly to itself at the box office as there are no other major theatrical tentpoles or blockbusters releasing on Friday, November 4. So, “Black Adam” will likely top the box office charts once again next weekend. There aren’t any major blockbusters coming to theaters until “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” on November 11.
The film did have a 59% dropoff on the charts for its second weekend. That’s not a great dropoff, but it’s likely expected for this type of film. Comic book superhero films and blockbusters tend to be very frontloaded. However, the overseas box office and The Rock’s appeal as an international megastar will likely go a long way toward helping the film break even financially.
Considering the feature did not land well with critics, scoring only 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, the numbers for this film could have been a lot worse, and it will likely top the box office charts for three straight weekends. DC’s “League of Super-Pets,” released earlier this year, was a more noted under-performer, making only $93 million domestically and $203 million worldwide. The film starred The Rock as the voice of Krypto, Superman’s dog.
DC’s “Black Adam” is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Orphan,” “The Shallows,” “Jungle Cruise”). The film also stars Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell, Sarah Shahi, and Marwan Kenzari. It’s now playing in theaters.
Next up for The Rock is the next season of his NBC sitcom, “Young Rock.” The show is inspired by his youth and life. Season 3 of the show debuts on NBC on November 4.