Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Black Adam debuted at No. 1 globally with $140 million in earnings its opening weekend. The superhero film earned $67 million in its domestic opening weekend, and added another $73 million overseas with IMAX accounting for $10.8 million of its earnings. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson in the title role alongside Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Marwan Kenzari as Sabbac, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Mo Amer, Bodhi Sabongu, and Sarah Shahi.
With a reported $195 million budget, Black Adam is also the biggest domestic opening for a Dwayne Johnson-led project, outside the Fast and Furious franchise. Black Adam registered the third-biggest opening for a Warmer Bros. title in the pandemic era, however it could not match the global openings of fellow DC Extended Universe titles such as Man of Steel ($190 million worldwide), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($422 million globally), Justice League ($278 million globally), and even Matt Reeves’ standalone The Batman from earlier this year, which made $258 million in its worldwide opening weekend.
Reviews for Black Adam have been mixed, but audience feedback for the film has been significantly better, with the film receiving a B+ CinemaScore from opening day audiences, and currently has a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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