Black Adam has proved much more popular with the public than the critics
Dwayne Johnson has landed his best ever weekend at the box office after Black Adam hit cinemas.
Starring Dwayne Johnson and Pierce Brosnan, the DC superhero movie follows the anti-hero in his debut on the big screen, after he is resurrected by archaeologist and freedom fighter Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi) who reads an incantation to awaken him.
Although it’s safe to say that the movie has received a lukewarm reception from critics, it seems like fans and the public are much more satisfied by the DC latest offering – and it’s now an unprecedented success for the Rock.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Black Adam scored an opening weekend box office haul of $67 million in the US and $140 million worldwide.
After Black Adam, Johnson’s next best performing movie is Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which raked in $60 million, followed by Jumanji: The Next Level at $59.2 million.
Black Adam currently has an impressive 90% audience score on the movie review aggregator website. This is in stark contrast to the reaction from critics, with the film earning a meagre 39% score from reviews.
Metacritic has the average review score at a slightly higher 41/100.
But the Rock has made it clear that he’d much rather please fans than critics. Tweeting his thanks to fans for the 90 percent audience score, he said: “In the end, the only thing that matter to me is sending the people home happy. And that’s what I’ll always fight for.”
This phenomenal 90% AUDIENCE SCORE for #BlackAdam is so gratifying for so many reasons.
THANK YOU for all so much for all the love and support ????
In the end, the only thing that matters to me is sending the people home happy.
And that’s what I’ll always fight for.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 23, 2022
Following on from the film, there’s one major showdown that DC fans would love to see: Henry Cavill’s Superman taking on the Rock’s Black Adam.
The man himself spoke to JOE about the possibility of an “earth-shattering” clash between the pair, and his admiration for Cavill’s “hardcore” workout regime…
"His workout regimen is pretty hardcore." ?Dwayne The Rock Johnson reveals plans to train with Superman star Henry Cavill.
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