DC made waves this weekend after its latest instalment Black Adam, topped the weekend box office again, making the superhero blockbuster movie a must-watch as October continues to receive positive reactions across the film industry.
Horror movies gained a lot of attention during the Halloween celebrations but it was no surprise when Jaume Collet-Serra’s Black Adam rose to the occasion ending the weekend on a relatively high note at the domestic charts again.
Horror movies like Ticket To Paradise ($33,731,570), Prey For The Devil ($7,025,000) and Smile ($92,387,230) had some impressive domestic gross figures this previous weekend, however, Black Adam took the win when it grossed $27,700,000, giving it a total of $111,138,667 so far in domestic gross earnings.
Even though movies have been having a hard time rising to their potential at the box office, the numbers pulled in so far aren’t so bad for 2022 seeing how the world has just begun to move away from the gruelling effects of the pandemic and lockdown, which left many cinemas in dire situations and the film industry in a dilemma.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam was an expensive movie to make, sporting a $195 million production budget according to reports by Variety, and with development, marketing and publicity costs to also account for, the film’s domestic figures don’t send an inspiring message.
Fortunately, the $111.1 million that the release has earned at home is bolstered by higher quality performance overseas. According to The Numbers, 55% of profits are coming from foreign markets thus far, and they raise the film’s worldwide total to $250.1 million.
Black Adam takes the weekend box office by storm
Even though the numbers aren’t so great, it is still considered a pretty good performance so far for the DC movie by 2022 standards, and could still be considered an overwhelming success if things continue to head in a positive direction.
Also, given the fact that the movie itself did not face any major competition from any other superhero blockbuster except for the horror movies that saw growth due to the Halloween celebrations, it still leaves a lot to be desired out of the movie’s performance. But, only time will tell.
Aside from the DC title, we have seen Parker Finn’s Smile become one of those big hits of October at the box office, holding on to fourth place at just $5.1 million which it made these last few days bringing its domestic total to $92.4 million. It also means that it ranks in the Top 20 of 2022 releases.
Other notable mentions include “Halloween Ends”, “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile”, “Till”, “Terrifier 2”, “The Woman King” and “TÁR.”