Sunday Update, Update the latest…: Warner Bros./New Line/DCs Black Adam A has started $73M 76 first weekend International box office Markets. Also Domestic’s $67M debut, global bow $140M. The offshore debut is at the high end commodity We saw the weekend coming, while the rest of the world is just ahead.
The Dwayne Johnson-starrer was No. 1 in most of its overseas openings and was the No. 1 US title in each of them. Like for like and using today’s exchange rates, the startup is 27% ahead. Shazam!.
At the same time, critics have been dismissive Black Adam, working in its favour—somewhat surprisingly for a difficult film—is the family audience. For example, Australia saw a 90% increase from Friday to Saturday, Korea was up 98% and France +67%. Audiences delivered 90% of Rotten Tomatoes, the best DC movie in a decade.
The film did well in markets where DC excelled, including Latin America and parts of Southeast Asia (details below).
In IMAX, Black Adam It grossed $10.8M worldwide, including $4.5M from 343 offshore screens.
There are two clear weekends Black Adam Before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going
In holdover action, the Paramounts smile becomes wider as the scarecrow is added $10M A $82 Sea aggregate. Globally, it is $166.3M.
Last weekend’s headliner, Universal/Plumhouse Halloween is over It saw a decline of 62% $6.2M 75 to a foreign pile in markets $27.8M is above Halloween Murders At the same point. Global Total $82. Exceeds International Do not breathe 2 And Spin In this session, Latin America is ahead of Lifetime Halloween Murders At the current rate.
Universal/Working Titles A ticket to heaven It finally bowed to the law domestically and is now approaching $100M worldwide $96.6M through Sunday.
Also of note, Disney began the offshore release of Searchlight Banshees of Inisher With a fantastic start to the UK 2nd place Black Adam.
Breakdowns are updated below
Previous, Saturday update: Black Adam It added 19 markets on Friday and is now flat $30.2M in the first three days at the international box office. Friday shook $15.8M The Dwayne Johnson-starrer is the No. 1 US film in all 76 markets where it was released. With these results, we still expect a $70M opening weekend overseas.
Among the new beginnings, Friday was added UK A clear No. 1 chart with $2M on 1,500 screens and a 58% share of the top 5 films. Results are +52% higher Shazam!53% ahead Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle129% above Jungle Cruise And 291% is ahead Skyscraper. IMAX share is very solid at 9% of total box office.
And participating in the protest, Spain It debuted on Friday to $587K on 689 screens. Black Adam The top 5 dominated the market with almost 60% share; Premium formats are performing very well capturing 4.6% of the total box office. The opening day results are monitored in advance Jumanji 2 (+38%), Shazam! (+79%), Skyscraper (+187%) and Jungle Cruise (+231%).
Currently, Friday to 5 to 5 markets UK ($2M), Mexico ($1.9M), Brazil ($1.8M), India ($1.7M) and Australia ($1.7M).
Going forward, we hear the family game is stronger than expected.
And next Sunday…
Earlier, Friday: Warner Bros./New Line/DC Black Adam It opened at the international box office on Wednesday and rocked till Thursday $13.8M From 57 markets. Today adds the UK and Spain as the overseas rollout continues.
Includes early markets to go on Wednesday France And Korea. In the former, the Dwayne Johnson starrer has grossed $1M in its first two days. In Korea, film leads all dramas by a wide margin. The $1.3M run to date follows the market’s typical cycle of opening on Wednesday, then falling on Thursday, and bouncing on Friday (that total is not reflected in the two-day offshore cume. above).
Thursday was a remarkable start India With $1M, it was the second-biggest debut for Warner Bros. and the biggest for DC. Diwali holiday is coming.
Elsewhere, MexicoThe $850K was 9% higher than Johnson’s performance earlier Thursday Jumanji: The Next Level And 63% more than his 2018 actioner. Skyscraper.
In Australia$750K was 80% higher than Thursday’s opening Skyscraper and 87% above Shazam!
Although the overseas weekend won’t really hold until we get silver numbers, we expect Black Adam land near our projected starting range; Critics are downplaying it, but fans are loyal. As Antony reportedDomestic forecasts were strong.
Audiences are clamoring for a new product and wherever it lands, let’s hope it’s a kickstart for times to come.
And all weekend to come…