"Black Adam" started in US cinemas with a personal record for Dwayne Johnson (50). The superhero film grossed $67 million in North America in its first weekend. As "The Hollywood Reporter" calculates, no film starring Johnson has hit such a rocket launch. Only the "Almost
Internationally, "Black Adam" has so far grossed 73 million dollars, which means that it has grossed 140 million worldwide. Not an outstanding result for a superhero film. But, as "The Hollywood Reporter" also analyzes, Dwayne Johnson's films traditionally always need some start-up time to really take off at the box office.
The initial success of "Black Adam" is remarkable insofar as the superhero spectacle failed the critics. The film about the anti-hero from the DC universe has an average rating of just 39 percent on the collection site "Rotten Tomatoes". On the other hand, 90 percent of viewers rated it positively.