Black Adam takes over the top spot at the U.S. box office
Star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Teth Adam, a former slave with superpowers, just released from a very long prison sentence, who finds himself in a transformed and hostile universe.
It’s a logical success, noted David Gross, of the specialized firm Franchise Entertainment Research, who recalls that superhero films are generally “very well received”.
The film, Black Adam, which also stars Pierce Brosnan, took in $67 million in revenue, far outpacing its competitors.
In order to understand the huge success of Black Adam, Ticket To Paradise, which climbed to second place, only accumulated 16.3 million USD, which is still “a very good first week score for a romantic comedy”, said David Gross.
In this film with a five-star cast, Julia Roberts and George Clooney play ex-spouses who put aside their differences and travel to Bali to try to prevent their daughter’s wedding, which is considered too hasty.
In third place is the psychological horror film Smile, with $8.4 million.
The film tells the disturbing story of a therapist (Sosie Bacon) who begins to lose her sense of reality after witnessing a horrible event involving a patient.
The very bloody Halloween Ends, which features the terrifying masked killer Michael Myers, scared enough viewers to take fourth place, collecting $8 million USD.
In a much less gory style, Enzo the Crocodile, adapted from a children’s book, came in fifth place, collecting $4.2 million.
A little boy, just arrived in New York, befriends a singing crocodile, discovered in the attic of his new home, whose extravagant owner is played by Javier Bardem.