Black Adam's box office performance could mean the DCU movie will break the $1 billion barrier. Here is how likely it is for The Rock's film.
Black Adam's box office is being compared to Aquaman, meaning the DC Universe could have another $1 billion movie in the future. Even though the original DCEU movies often exceeded the box office earnings of the earlier MCU entries, the box office hauls have always been scrutinized. Wonder Woman and Aquaman represented two of the DC's biggest wins, and there was a belief that Black Adam could also perform well with a star like Dwayne Johnson at the forefront. The movie's box office has so far been quite good, leaving more questions about just how high up the charts the DC film could climb.
Now that two weekends have passed where the film has performed strongly, whether Black Adam will make $1 billion at the box office is becoming a more intriguing possibility. The speculation about Black Adam hitting this box office milestone comes from the film opening on par with Aquaman, which is the only DCU movie to make a billion dollars (since Joker is separate). Dwayne Johnson's DC movie is the first since Shazam in 2019 to make more than $100 million domestically. It has also surpassed $250M worldwide at the time of this writing, meaning it is a fourth of the way to making $1 billion in just over a week.