DC universe’s fan-favorite antihero “Black Adam” electrified the global box office this weekend with a raging $140 million, becoming Dwayne Johnson’s biggest solo opening ever (outside the ensemble-led “Fast & Furious” franchise).
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Bringing the superhero’s compelling origin story to the big screen for the first time, “Black Adam” is the No. 1 film in nearly every market in 76 territories, including the Philippines, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and France. “Black Adam” also captured the No. 1 spot in the US with a $67 million debut.
In the Philippines, DC fans carried “Black Adam” to the top of the charts with a first-week gross of a badass P66.2-million, capturing a market share of 91%. The film gave Warner Bros. Philippines its biggest opening this year and in the pandemic era, as well as its highest debut since 2019’s “Joker.”
Ahead of the All-Saints Day long weekend, the epic superhero film is expected to continue dominating the box-office as moviegoers avail of the opportunity to go to the cinemas during the holiday.
“We’re so excited by the fantastic box-office success of `Black Adam,’” says Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines, the film’s local distributor. “The anticipation has been building with movie fans to finally see this origin story on the big screen and the audience has spoken — `Black Adam’ has exceeded their expectations.”
Indeed, the movie earned an Audience Score of 90% at review-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, with fans citing the mind-blowing action scenes, the incredibly likable Justice Society, the deadpan humor, and compelling story, plus the internet-breaking mid-credits scene that everyone’s talking about.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures