Black Adam Reviews, Box Office Worldwide Crosses $350 Million After Almost a Month!
Although Black Adam is currently in second place at the box office after being dethroned by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it seems unlikely that Dwayne Johnson’s film would surpass Justice League’s record. The film, which introduces The Rock to the DCEU, was released on October 20.
Even though it got off to a strong start, its revenue has declined in recent days and is now below one million dollars. It is typical for DC pictures to have a fantastic beginning, followed by a precipitous decline. The same holds true for this flick.
Black Adam has finally surpassed $350 million at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo. The film has been in theaters for nearly a month. Surprisingly, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has nearly reached this global milestone by the end of its opening weekend.
Returning to Black Adam, it has grossed $352 million globally. This includes $151 million domestically (North America) and $201 million internationally. Even within the DCEU, this is relatively low, and while the Dwayne Johnson-led film will surpass the $366 million total of 2019’s Shazam!, it appears nearly unthinkable that it will be able to top 2017’s Justice League’s $657.9 million total.
Despite Henry Cavill’s cameo as Superman, the DC film has failed to enchant them. Now that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is competing, it seems unlikely that the Dwayne Johnson film will shatter many records.
It is undeniable that the prohibition in China has had an effect on the film’s box office earnings, but this is also true of many other high-grossing films. Black Adam stars, in addition to Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Shahi, Quintessa Swindell, and others.
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Why Audiences & Critics Are So Divided On Black Adam
Action sequences in Black Adam have particularly impressed Rotten Tomatoes audiences. The action-packed nature of each of The Rock’s films, including the Fast & Furious franchise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Skyscraper, have contributed to the success of his acting career.
In a career spanning more than two decades, Dwayne Johnson has established a reputation for the types of films in which he stars. Extremely heavy on action and comedy, with only the bare minimum of dramatic acting required to advance the plot to the next action set piece. The formula has been financially successful and has attracted a massive audience.
Red Notice, a 2021 thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, has become Netflix’s most-watched film of all time despite earning negative reviews and a poor rating from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. While reviewers evaluate films based on a set of criteria that are intended to be reasonably constant across their reviews, general audiences incorporate their personal preferences into their ratings.
In the case of Black Adam, audience expectations for a superhero film starring Dwayne Johnson that prioritizes action and spectacle over the more muted character drama of recent Marvel films resulted in a massive disparity between critic and audience scores.
Why Black Adam’s Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Beat Other DCEU Movies
Black Adam is not the only picture starring Dwayne Johnson in which the crowd rating on Rotten Tomatoes outweighs the critic rating. However, Black Adam’s 90% audience approval rating is a new high for DCEU films released in theaters. Black Adam largely avoids the villain problem that has plagued earlier DCEU films by deciding to include members of the Justice Society of America as Black Adam’s principal adversaries for the majority of the film.
The audience receives more action and humor by shifting the attention away from the poor tale of the main antagonist, Sabbac, and generating various sequences pitting Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam versus Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Cyclops, and the Atom Smasher. Even if DC has not yet resolved its problem with villains, Black Adam’s answer may provide a new way ahead.
What Black Adam’s RT Audience Score Means For The DCEU’s Future
Black Adam’s favorable fan reception and early commercial success will spur changes in the DCEU’s future. Black Adam’s post-credits scene hints at a Black Adam vs. Superman battle, indicating that DC is willing to double down on the anti-hero versus hero dynamic and shift away from more traditional villains.
In addition, Dwayne Johnson’s almost full-time involvement in the film’s marketing may cause the DCEU to adopt a marketing strategy that emphasizes the real-life star power of its leads rather than the iconic characters they portray.
It is difficult to determine how much of the disparity between Black Adam’s critic and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes can be directly attributed to Dwayne Johnson’s unique gravitas as a movie star and how much can be attributed to the film’s own merits.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that Black Adam’s success, despite its critical faults, will have a significant impact on the DCEU franchise. Depending on whether you ask crowds or critics, DC now has a new model to follow, for better or worse.