The movie Black Adam, always at the top of the American box office
The passion of the American public for superhero movies does not weaken and Black Adam, remained for the second consecutive weekend at the top of the North American box office, according to provisional figures from Exhibitor Relations released Sunday, October 30.
In Black Adam, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Teth Adam, a former slave with superpowers, just out of a very long prison sentence, who finds a transformed and hostile universe.
Black Adam, which also stars Pierce Brosnan, took in a modest $27.7 million in North American box office from Friday to Sunday, according to the trade firm.
The romantic comedy, Ticket To Paradise”, came in second place with 10 million USD.
It is clear that the film’s casting helps the success, as Julia Roberts and George Clooney play ex-spouses who put aside their differences and travel to Bali to try to prevent their daughter’s marriage, considered too hasty.
It was Halloween week, and horror films were the logical choice, “four of the top ten films of the weekend were horror films,” said David Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research.
In third place, The Devil’s Prey took in $7 million, “a pretty average start for an original horror film,” but the film is getting “bad reviews”, according to David Gross.
Two other horror films, the psychological Smile, in fourth place and the bloody Halloween Ends, in fifth place, earned $5 million and $3.8 million, respectively.