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Black Adam is Dwayne Johnson's biggest box office weekend ever

Joe Harker

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Black Adam is Dwayne Johnson's biggest box office weekend ever

Dwayne Johnson just scored his best ever weekend at the box office after DC superhero movie Black Adam released in cinemas.

Starring Dwayne Johnson and Pierce Brosnan, Black Adam follows the DC comics anti-hero in his debut movie.

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While the movie has received mixed reviews from critics, fans seem to be much happier with what they got and they've been packing out the cinemas to go and watch Johnson's latest movie.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, Black Adam scored an opening weekend box office haul of $67 million - putting it some way clear of his other attempts.

While it's the biggest box office weekend of his career, Dwayne Johnson has scored some other big hits during his time acting.

After Black Adam's tally of $67 million, his next best performing movie is Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which raked in $60 million, followed by Jumanji: The Next Level at $59.2 million.

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the new superhero movie. Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the new superhero movie. Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo

That total of $67 million was just the US box office, on the opening weekend worldwide it took another $73 million.

While that all sounds like great news for an opening weekend, Rotten Tomatoes warns that Black Adam will need to show strong legs over the next few weeks to become a major hit.

One thing which might count against the movie is the critical reception, as Rotten Tomatoes records that only 39 percent of critics liked the movie while according to Metacritic the average review score for Black Adam was 41/100.

That may not matter, however, as audience reception is much stronger with 90 percent of viewers saying they enjoyed the film and a clear wedge developing between critics and audiences.

For now Black Adam being the biggest box office opening weekend of his career bodes well for Johnson, especially if he hopes on getting a sequel or his character joining other DC movies.

The actor isn't planning on stopping at just entering the DC universe, he wants it to cross over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe too, presumably so he can punch other superheroes there too.

Dwayne Johnson thanked fans of the movie for enjoying it. Credit: Twitter/@TheRock
Dwayne Johnson thanked fans of the movie for enjoying it. Credit: Twitter/@TheRock

While Marvel and DC have met on the pages of comic books and clashed in certain video games, their superheroes haven't yet appeared in a movie together.

Being owned by big competing studios it might be hard to work out the details of getting a collaboration movie over the line, especially when deciding how to split the box office.

Johnson is a popular, charismatic guy, if there's anybody who could make it work and figure out how to make something this big happen then it's surely him.

Black Adam is in cinemas now.

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Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema/DC Films/Seven Bucks Productions/FlynnPictureCo.

Topics: Dwayne Johnson, TV and Film, DC Comics, Money, Celebrity

Joe Harker
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