Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam headed for box office disaster

Early tracking suggests that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam won’t come close to the number of Marvel blockbusters this year.

by Joshua Jones | published

Dwayne Johnson black adam For Warner Bros. Discovery and DC, the film is not getting the box office return it had hoped for. Preliminary tracking models suggest that the upcoming DC flick is expected to open somewhere in the $55 to $70 million range and have a total gross domestic revenue of around $135 to $175 million. While these numbers aren’t terrifying, they paint a somewhat depressing picture for the folks at Warner Bros.

Early tracking equals number one and Dwayne Johnson action flick hobbs and shaw, The Fast & Furious spin-off is Johnson’s best debut ever, with a $60 million main . are outside fast and furious Movies for Universal Pictures. The numbers were impressive, as the spin-off featured none of the franchise’s main cast members.

Although, black adam It is far behind other comic-book films that came out this year. miracle Thor: Love and Thunder And Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness grossed significantly more at the box office with $144 and $187 million respectively. The Dwayne Johnson-led superhero flick will have to make more than three times its projected numbers to match or surpass Marvel’s two big theatrical outings of 2022.

One thing Dwayne Johnson has up his sleeve is Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent/Superman appearance. Last November, it was reported that man of Steel The actor probably signed on for a cameo black adam, Then a few months back, we reported via our most trusted and proven sources that Superman would be appearing in the post-credits teasers.

Black Adam post-credits
Dwayne Johnson black adam (2022)

However, there is a caveat. We reported that the folks at Warner Bros. weren’t too thrilled with Cavill and decided to use a body double instead of the British actor. We were told that the post-credits scene is included suicide squad Amanda Waller warns Superman about the danger that is black adam, It should be noted that neither Warner Bros. nor Dwayne Johnson himself has confirmed the reports to us or anyone else.

There is some evidence that supports all these rumours. Dwayne Johnson and Henry Cavill have the same manager, Dani Garcia. Johnson has also teased Superman’s appearance black adam On several occasions, including in the end credits scene of the animated film two powerful creatures meet DC Super Pets, It goes without saying that Johnson wants fans to see this potentially big conflict on the big screen.

Dwayne Johnson has undoubtedly done a lot to promote and protect his film. during an interview with Vanity Fair, the actor revealed that he fought to make his film debut of Black Adam instead of 2019’s Shazam! Black Adam and Shazam have famously fought in the comics.

Whether Dwayne Johnson made the right call to keep Black Adam away from Shazam remains to be seen. He recently pitched for spin-off films black adam Universe. Although it sounds good on paper, early box office figures suggest that it may not perform as well as previous DC projects.

trailer for black adam Looks impressive, so maybe the film exceeds expectations. Dwayne Johnson is also one of the most recognizable entertainers on the planet. If there’s anyone who can rise above expectations and deliver a $100 million-plus opening weekend for Warner Bros., it’s The Rock.

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