Responding to the assertion that Black Adam will lose money, Dwayne Johnson
The long-awaited Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson debuted in theatres in October. In it, the DC Comics anti-hero, who had been dormant for 5,000 years, battled the Justice Society.
Black Adam received mixed reviews from critics and, as of this writing, has raked in more than $384 million worldwide at the box office. Black Adam is expected to wind up costing Warner Bros. a lot of money, according to reports from earlier this week. Pictures, but Johnson has since disputed these assertions and asserted that his DC film will actually turn a profit.
Responding to the assertion that Black Adam will lose money, Dwayne Johnson.
According to earlier calculations, Black Adam will need to gross at least $600 million to just break even, but because it hasn’t even reached $400 million, it will reportedly lose between $50 and $100 million while playing in theatres. On the other hand, Dwayne Johnson claimed on his Twitter page that after waiting to “check with financiers,” he has learned that Black Adam will make between $52-72 million in profit. He also contrasted Captain America: The First Avenger, a 2011 MCU film that made over $370 million worldwide, with Black Adam’s global box office take.
Then, Dwayne Johnson published a link to a Deadline story debunking this optimistic assessment of Black Adam’s box office success. The article notes that the film had a $195 million budget, an $80-100 million P&A expenditure, and a $52-72 million profit that excludes Black Adam merchandise sales. Granted, Black Adam fell short of being one of Dwayne Johnson’s highest-grossing movies, but the article points out that when compared to Hobbs & Shaw from 2019, the DC film didn’t have the advantage of launching in Russia and China as the Fast & Furious spinoff had.
However, this is countered by the claim that Hobbs & Shaw received a “thriftier marketing budget” than Black Adam did, as well as the fact that these days’ shorter theatrical windows “allow the studio to stretch its marketing money.”A point to note regarding Dwayne Johnson’s comparison of Black Adam to Captain America: The First Avenger is that, if the former film did indeed have a production budget of $195 million, that’s $55 million more than what the latter got. Black Adam is currently available to buy or enter digitally, and it will reportedly be available for HBO Max subscribers to stream starting December 16.
As a result, at $370 million, it is simpler to declare The First Avenger to be a financial triumph, although there are conflicting reports regarding Black Adam’s potential financial success. According to Dwayne Johnson, his Black Adam premiere was a success and the first step toward making this character a significant DCEU participant. Unfortunately for The Rock, his future as Black Adam might not be as promising as he believes. A Black Adam sequel is “unlikely” because the first film’s box office failure to create a bigger impact was cited along with yesterday’s surprising news that Wonder Woman 3 has apparently been shelved.
Additionally, it has been said that Dwayne Johnson’s “playing up” his involvement in the casting of Henry Cavill as Superman and his position at DC could harm his relationship with the new leadership, which includes DC Studios presidents James Gunn and Peter Safran. We’ll just have to wait and see how Johnson’s Black Adam fits into the picture moving forward, if at all, as Gunn remained silent in reaction to these alleged shakeups about specifics of how he and Safran are altering the DC media landscape.
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