Worldwide Revenue From ‘Black Adam’ Exceeds $300 Million
Black Adam, the DC Comics superhero (or antihero, if you prefer) film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has remained at the top of the worldwide box office for a third consecutive week, in line with Johnson’s efforts to revitalise the industry with a massive public appeal.
Johnson plays Teth-Adam, a former slave from the made-up land of Kahndaq who gains the abilities of Egyptian deities. After thousands of years of dormancy, he is roused when a young woman calls upon him to aid her in her fight against an oppressive invading force.
With over $300 million earned globally, Black Adam is the most grossing film of all time. With an additional $25.4 million from 76 international markets on 15,996 screens, this marks a 35% holdover from the previous weekend.
The revelation that Henry Cavill appears in the film’s post-credits scene has likely resulted in increased repeat business and positive buzz about the film’s reception among moviegoers. By this time, news of his comeback as Superman was all over the media; both Johnson and Cavill made remarks about the announcement. Audiences may be more interested in learning about Black Adam before the release of a new film that features both of these massive characters.
Additionally, the film is entertaining in a very basic sense. Johnson gives his all in the role of Black Adam, and it’s clear from his infectious exuberance on screen that this is a part he was destined to play and has always wanted to play. The film bombed with the critics but is finding an audience that enjoys it and is promoting it thanks to high scores on sites like CinemaScore and Rotten Tomatoes.