HBO Max is now streaming “Black Adam,” allowing more fans to watch the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-starring film about a DC antihero.
On October 21, “Black Adam” had its theatrical release. Teth-Adam (Johnson), a superhuman from prehistoric Kahndaq who exploited his divine abilities for revenge and was subsequently swiftly imprisoned, serves as the film’s main character. After nearly 5,000 years, modern archaeologists release Adam so that he might aid in the defence of Kahndaq against the criminal organisation Intergang. He is, however, aroused by the Justice Society, which includes Cyclone, Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Doctor Fate (played by Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, and Pierce Brosnan) (Quintessa Swindell).
The “Shazam!” spin-off received positive reviews from some, but it disappointed many critics and viewers. Glen Weldon of NPR described Johnson’s performance as “ponderous” and “under-seasoned.” The characters in “Black Adam” were described by IndieWire reporter David Ehrlich as “a cheap replica of one from Gotham or the [Marvel Cinematic Universe]” and as a “lifeless spectacle.”
Additionally, “Black Adam” had a terrible box office performance, collecting $400 million globally against a $195 million budget, which excludes marketing and other expenses for distribution and promotion. Johnson, though, refuted predictions that “Black Adam” would lose $50 million to $100 million. Johnson said in a tweet, citing investors, that “Black Adam” will bring in between $52 million and $72 million.
With millions of HBO Max customers, there is still a chance that “Black Adam” will succeed. Additionally, the film is making its streaming premiere during the holidays, which might improve its chances.
“Morbius,” another antihero superhero movie, flopped an embarrassing two times in theatres, earning only $163 million globally and $74 million domestically on a $75 million budget. Sony, fortunately, has a multiyear arrangement with Netflix, therefore the film was a success despite not turning a sufficient profit. When it released on Netflix in September, “Morbius” made it to the top 10 list.
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