After being a topic of discussion in the audience and industry for a long time, Dwayne Johnson’s superhero sci-fi ‘Black Adam’ was finally released in theaters, and the film is getting a decent response from all. As per critics, ‘Black Adam’ is an average film, while it is a complete massy film for the audience, it has to be said that despite getting a good response from the audience, the word of mouth of the critics has affected the film at the box office, despite ‘Black Adam’ has performed well.
Is Black Adam Hit Or Flop?
As per reports, Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ was released in the USA on October 21, 2022, in over 4400 theaters, collected $26.68 million on its opening day (including $7.6 million from Thursday night previews) and $67 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office, while the total gross at $168.15 million domestically and $225.10 million overseas, for a global total of $393.25 million.
No doubt that ‘Black Adam’ has opened well at the box office, but without any adulteration, it’s also true that ‘Black Adam’ is currently not heading towards box office success because the price tag of the film is $195 million, and Warner Bros Pictures has spent a massive on marketing, after which the breakeven is $500 million. $500 million isn’t a pocket money amount and collecting it at the time is impossible for ‘Black Adam’, and according to the latest reports, ‘Black Adam’ is a failure and a $50 million loss for distributors.
Sorry to say, but the fact is that it’s more disappointing for Warner Bros and Dwayne Johnson, who worked hard on ‘Black Adam’. Not only that, ‘Black Adam’ is a spin-off of 2019’s ‘Shazam’, and if compared, ‘Black Adam’s domestic start is better than ‘Shazam’, but globally, ‘Black Adam’ lags far behind, and importantly, ‘Shazam’s budget was only $80 million.
Talking about the exact critical response, ‘Black Adam’ received a 6.3/10* IMDB rating based on 250k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 38/100% based on 296 critical reviews.