Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Earns $7.6M From Thursday Night Previews

Black Adam is dominating the box office!

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Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is off to a solid start at the box office.

Black Adam has kicked off its box office run with $7.6 million from Thursday night previews, beating out all-but-two of Dwayne Johnson’s previous movies — Furious 7 ($15.8M) and The Fate of the Furious ($10.4M). However, F7 and F8 were both ensemble movies while Black Adam is a standalone feature led by Johnson.

Is Black Adam critic proof?

Despite its great opening, Black Adam received mixed reviews from critics. The movie currently holds a 43 percent score on the popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 152 professional critics. The score is one of the lowest in the DC Extended Universe series.

Black Adam is the latest offering from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is already praising the company’s next two DCEU releases, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash, as Dwayne Johnson continues to tease his future as Black Adam.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui and Pierce Brosnan.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.