Black Adam lands as big win for The Rock: Hollywood Spotlight
Black Adam scores at the Box Office
Black Adam, being number one at the box office also breaks the string of horror movies that held strong the last few weeks. It kicks off the Hollywood Fall season movie frenzy with so many amazing films of lined up for the next few months that the success of the film marks a positive sign for what's to come.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hits a career high
Pierce Brosnan's fans are celebrating his return to film. In this as he's a superhero. As Doctor Fate, Brosnan brings to life a DC comics mystic hero. "There's two characters in one, really," Brosnan explained to Comicbook.com. "You have Kent Nelson, and you have Doctor Fate, and he's one of the oldest characters in the pantheon of DC comics, and he's the most powerful sorcerer." He steals scene after scene with wit and style.
Dwayne Johnson reaches a career milestone with Black Adam projected to hit up to $62 million and it's opening weekend. Johnson, one of the biggest brightest stars on the planet who's prolific body of work expands more than two decades. Johnson is already a well-known and relatively bankable commodity in Hollywood. But his larger than life status, athletic prowess and strong screen charisma makes him a consistent fan favorite as a leading or supporting man. In Black Adam, he joins the DC Comics universe which deepens his legacy and status in Hollywood lure. It's not that Johnson wouldn't have been celebrated just the same but Black Adam is the largest opening day view of his career at a time when box office magic is deeply needed.
Without giving away nay spoilers, here's the Black Adam backstory. In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Black Adam has gone from man to myth to legend. Now free, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern-day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.
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One of the distinguishing features about Black Adam is the way he's marketed to the public. Known as a All-American and apple pie type movie star, #DwayneJohnson was more of an antihero in this film. He did the same things the bad guys did but for a good cause. That was enough to stimulate high interest for moviegoers over the weekend and we'll watch how it continues to track over the next few weeks.