The fall has not been kind to the box office, as there have been barely any releases to keep cinemas afloat. Yet, there’s a lot of hope that Black Adam has a chance to do exactly that and it does seem like the latest DC flick is doing numbers for Dwayne Johnson‘s usual fare. While the weekend went beyond the initial expectations with a B+ CinemaScore, it still had a strong Monday showing.
Pulling in $67M over the weekend, the film has the best weekday release for this fall season with $4.5M, which is ahead of Smile‘s $2.98M on a Tuesday. As of now, the film stands at $71.5M total in four days. The release also beat last year’s Halloween Kills‘ $2.7M and Dune‘s $1.75M, which was released on Peacock and HBO Max alongside its theatrical release.
The film also manages to pass other Dwayne Johnson-led projects like Central Intelligence with $4M, Jumanji: Next Level‘s $3.58M, Jungle Cruise‘s $3.7M, and others. It only hasn’t beaten out Hobbs and Shaw, which leads his weekday numbers with $5.87M and San Andreas‘ $4.8M. Yet, the film is already ahead of the Fast and Furious spinoff and will be the ultimate test of just how much staying power his film has with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on the horizon ready to take a big bite out of its omentum.