What was intended to be DC Films’ successful comeback to theaters following the Corona Crisis has turned out to be a major flop. After seven weeks, Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, only earned $387 Million at the global box office. As a result, Warner Bros. Pictures fears that the movie will lose money.
The DCEU had a few movies during the corona crisis, including Birds of Prey (2020), Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), and The Suicide Squad (2021), all of which failed to gross any money at the box office. With Black Adam, Warner Bros. Pictures aimed to move past that time.
The movie debuted a new character with the anti-hero Black Adam, portrayed by the enormously well-liked Dwayne Johnson. Warner Bros. placed a significant wager on Black Adam, as evidenced by the cancellation of the other DC project Batgirl.
DC failure to build a universe like MCU
The Walt Disney Company-owned Marvel Studios has recently ruled the worldwide box office with a string of blockbusters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). With its DC Extended Universe (DCEU) superhero films, Warner Bros. Pictures has long hoped to duplicate that success. Warner Bros had a lot of faith in the big-budget movie Black Adam, which stars a big star like Dwayne Johnson.
Why Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson, is a Box Office Flop
Due to its significant production expenses, Black Adam required an estimated $600 million in box office revenue to be successful. Warner Bros. sources dispute the sum and mention $400 million. Black Adam has made $387 million at the box office globally seven weeks after its premiere. Due to the time the movie has been playing in theaters, experts predict this figure will increase to a maximum of $400 million.
Black Adam is expected to raise about $30 Million through video-on-demand. The movie will then be made available on HBO Max after that. Estimating how much extra money the superhero movie brings takes time and effort. According to Variety’s specialized website, Black Adam will leave a financial crater of between $50 and $100 million.