‘Black Adam’, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, Takes Top Spot At Box Office Once Again
- October 31, 2022
“Black Adam,” the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American film industry in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch, “Black Adam” added $27.7 million in ticket sales, carrying its domestic total to $111.1 million, as per studio estimates Sunday.
Johnson spent a decade attempting to bring the character to the big screen and has visions for follow-ups involving Superman. Be that as it may, the future of “Black Adam” isn’t written quite yet. The Warner Bros. film carried a powerful price tag of $200 million and a sequel has not been officially greenlit.
In any case, large changes are brewing at DC — the studio just declared a new leadership team of Peter Safran and James Gunn, whose love for setting up little-known comic book characters is well-documented. Furthermore, on Sunday, Johnson presented a note on his 344 million Instagram followers about the end of the world press tour, saying thanks to the individuals who worked in the background to launch “our NEW DC FRANCHISE known as BLACK ADAM.”
Bucking recent romantic comedy trends, moviegoers stayed inquisitive about “Ticket to Paradise,” Universal’s Julia Roberts and George Clooney destination romp, which fell simply 37% in weekend two to claim second place. The genre has not been the most reliable bet at the box office lately, with films like “Bros” staggering in theaters, yet the star power of Roberts and Clooney is demonstrating hard to stand up to. “Ticket to Paradise” added $10 million from 3,692 North American theaters, carrying its domestic total to $33.7 million. Internationally, it’s earned $119.4 million to date.
Horror movies, in the meantime, claimed spots three through five on the weekend before Halloween on Monday. Lionsgate’s “Prey for the Devil” opened in third spot with $7 million from 2,980 theaters. Notably, it is the just of the three horror movies that carried a PG-13 rating. The others were R-rated.
Paramount’s “Smile” took fourth spot in its fifth weekend with another $5.1 million, carrying its domestic total to $92.4 million (on a $17 million budget), while “Halloween Ends” arrived in fifth spot in its third weekend with $3.8 million. “Ends,” which has netted $60.3 million in North America, was released simultaneously on NBC Universal’s streaming service Peacock.
Chinonye Chukwu’s Mamie Till-Mobley film “Till” went wide this weekend, adding $2.8 million. Flaunting a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, the United Artists Releasing film has gotten good word of mouth with much of it centered on Danielle Deadwyler’s performance.
This weekend, James Dim’s ” Armageddon Time ” opened in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles, to $72,000. Gray mined his own childhood to tell the story about an 11-year-old in Queens in the fall of 1980. The film, which debuted at Cannes earlier this year, stars Banks Repeta, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Solid and Anthony Hopkins.
This weekend additionally saw the extension of a few prominent movies, similar to Todd Field’s ” Tár,” which extended to 1,087 theaters nationwide where it netted $1 million. Cate Blanchett’s performance as a prestigious composer and conductor won her a top acting prize from the Venice Film Festival last month.
Another Venice-winner, “The Banshees of Inisherin” broadened to 58 theaters and 12 new markets over the weekend. The Martin McDonagh film featuring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson procured $540,000. The Searchlight Pictures release will grow to around 800 locations next weekend.
Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” extended to 17 locations where it acquired $75,242, carrying its cumulative grosses to $166,030. The A24-released father-daughter film featuring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio will keep on growing all through awards season.