Despite reports that DC’s latest superhero venture Black Adam was a flop, the film’s lead star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has come out in its defence. The actor revealed the film’s profit margin figures and stated that it is a “fact” that the film made a profit. While Dwayne did not directly address the reports questioning the film’s success, his tweet came shortly after several such reports surfaced.
Dwayne took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to share a news article about Black Adam’s profitability. “Waiting to confirm with financiers before I shared this excellent #BlackAdam news – our film will PROFIT between $52M-$72M,” he wrote alongside. Fact.” The accompanying Deadline article explained how the film has been profitable.
Waited to confirm with financiers before I shared this excellent #BlackAdam news – our film will PROFIT between $52M-$72M.
At almost $400M worldwide we are building our new franchise step by step (first Captain America did $370M) for the DC future.https://t.co/GBIgsbtnkq
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 7, 2022
Black Adam has earned $387 million worldwide. A Variety report two days ago quoted a source as saying that the film would end up costing Warner Bros. more than $100 million. According to the report, the studio spent close to $500 million on the film’s production and promotion. However, Dwayne denied this and stated that the film did exceptionally well, comparing it to a Marvel rival. “At nearly $400 million worldwide, we are building our new franchise step by step (first Captain America did $370 million) for the DC future,” he added.
Dwayne Johnson plays the titular anti-hero from DC Comics in Black Adam. Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centino, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, and Marwan Kenzari also star in the film, which is part of the DC Extended Universe. In cameo appearances, Viola Davis and Henry Cavill reprise their DCEU roles as Amanda Waller and Superman, respectively. On October 21, the film was released in theatres. According to recent reports, the DCEU’s new leadership is unlikely to approve a planned sequel.