It looks like Black Adam broke the frontloading curse internationally that has seemingly haunted most projects in the superhero genre. Yet, it did face a steeper drop domestically, especially when compared to Dwayne Johnson‘s usual marketability. The film isn’t breaking any records or shifting the hierarchy of power at the box office, but it’s still doing well.
Now, the film has added $39M internationally, which marks a 45% drop and now puts it at $139M. Halloween hasn’t always been a big pull as Black Adam domestically drops by 59% in its second weekend with $27.7M. Now, it’s certainly not as high as the big opening Marvel movies of this year but when compared to Johnson’s projects like Rampage with 44% and San Andreas with 53%, it does make a difference.
Still, the film has now passed $250M which is no small feat and the 10-day gross is ahead of his biggest release with Hobbs and Shaw, which banked off of the success of the Fast and Furious franchise. So, while the drop was bigger than his usual fare, it still is performing well. For now, the film seems to leg out and could end with around $165M domestically once it ends its run in theaters, though its going beyond $400M worldwide may depend on a China release.