‘Black Adam’ Makes Mighty $67 Million Box Office Debut

Black Adam (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson powered to the top of the weekend box office, after bringing in an impressive $67 million across the U.S. and Canada.

The Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe release marked Johnson’s biggest domestic opening in a leading role. The superhero picture played in 4,402 locations across North America, for a per theater average of $15,220, according  to Comscore.

The film about an antihero with ancient powers gave the box office a boost by ringing up the best domestic opening since Thor: Love & Thunder debuted in July.

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Black Adam also stars Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Noah Centineo, and Pierce Brosnan. The film reunites Johnson with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra.

The superhero saga earned an additional $73 million in 76 international markets, for a global total of $140 million. The film had a reported budget of $195 million, so it still has a ways to go before turning a profit.

Elsewhere at the box office, the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise opened with a better-than-expected $16.3 million for a second place finish.

The Universal Pictures release stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts as exes attending their daughter’s tropical wedding. The film is also playing in 77 International markets and is on track to cross $80 million abroad, bringing its global total this weekend to $96.6 million.

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Paramount horror thriller Smile came in third in its fourth weekend with $8.3 million for a domestic total of $84.3 million.

After topping the box office last weekend, Halloween Ends from Universal, Miramax and Blumhouse tumbled to fourth place with $8 million for a domestic total of $54.1 million. The film is also available to stream in the U.S. on Peacock.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile rounded out the top five with $4.2 million in its third weekend, for a domestic total of $28.7 million.

Check out the box office chart below from Comscore.

Box Office Chart October 23 (Credit: Comscore)