BLACK ADAM Ends Domestic Box Office Run With Only Slightly More Than 2011's GREEN LANTERN

BLACK ADAM Ends Domestic Box Office Run With Only Slightly More Than 2011's GREEN LANTERN BLACK ADAM Ends Domestic Box Office Run With Only Slightly More Than 2011's GREEN LANTERN

Dwayne Johnson has already confirmed that his time as Teth Adam in the DCEU DCU has reached its end, and Black Adam's domestic box office numbers had to factor into that decision. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Jan 03, 2023 07:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Black Adam

With Avatar: The Way of Water currently dominating the domestic and international box offices, a number of movies released late last year are ending their respective theatrical runs. Black Adam is among them, but it isn't exactly going out in style!

As you can see below, it's been confirmed that the DC Comics movie has wrapped up with $168 million in North America, a haul that, adjusted for inflation, is a mere $15 million more than 2011's Green Lantern. That movie was deemed so bad, the franchise has been shelved ever since, so the Black Adam franchise's future doesn't look bright. 

We recently learned that it's considered an "inordinately expensive" movie due to 20 days of reshoots (we do wonder whether those contributed to that abysmal ADR). Greenlit with a $190 million budget, costs ended up ballooning to a massive $260 million, making it one of the priciest DC Comics adaptations ever made.

A $168 million domestic haul is an abysmal result for a movie with a supposed A-List actor in the lead role - Johnson's star power has been questioned since Black Adam's release - and we're not surprised sequel plans have been scrapped. 

Had the movie taken off in the way The Rock hoped, DC Studios bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran may have had no other choice than to include Teth-Adam in their DCU plans. As things stand, Gunn and Johnson both confirmed last month that the character "will not be in their first chapter of storytelling," and while the door was left open, a return looks very unlikely. 

"Come for The Rock’s pitch-perfect take on Black Adam and stay for an unmissable post-credits scene," we said in our review last month. "Then, just try to forget everything else, because this brainless, brawny superhero movie is not the fresh start the DCEU desperately needs."

Which did you prefer - Green Lantern or Black Adam?

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ImBatman4realz
ImBatman4realz - 1/3/2023, 7:09 PM
Yet another hate-posticle from Josh. No surprise there… meanwhile his criticisms of Marvel (which weren’t all that critical) he posts under his aliases.

This guy is so predictable 😂 LMFAO
tmp3
tmp3 - 1/3/2023, 7:09 PM
superhero movies always cost so much and look like visual diarrhoea most of the time lol
AvatarSupremacy
AvatarSupremacy - 1/4/2023, 1:54 AM
@tmp3 - that's what happens when half of a 200 million dollar film is instantly forked over to the main cast
billnye69
billnye69 - 1/3/2023, 7:10 PM
If at first you don't succeed, keep lowering the bar until you do.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/3/2023, 7:12 PM
The Rock in Black Adam
knocturnalzen10
knocturnalzen10 - 1/3/2023, 8:51 PM
@GhostDog - lmao lol lol just misjudge lol
tmp3
tmp3 - 1/3/2023, 7:17 PM
they should get cbum for dcu’s black adam, just make sure he’s largely silent lol
Ha1frican
Ha1frican - 1/3/2023, 7:24 PM
Finally watched it this week since I got a free copy from sharing my movies anywhere with people. It was as mid as it seemed like it would be. Hawk man was cool, I liked the design of Doctor Fate’s suit, and the way they highlighted Adam’s powers were awesome. The rest was meh to bad and I’m really glad I didn’t pay to see it.

This is very much a “this meeting could have been an email” type thing where this could have and easily should have just been what the Shazam sequel was
DudeGuy
DudeGuy - 1/3/2023, 7:37 PM
[frick] it. Doesn’t matter. Better days on the horizon.
DrReedRichards
DrReedRichards - 1/3/2023, 7:51 PM
Dwayne right now:

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