Currently Black Adam has a bankroll of $352 million. As reported by The Wrap, this is unfortunately not enough to make the film pay for itself. They add, citing their sources, that given the budget of USD 195 million, even reaching USD 400 million worldwide will not save the situation. And due to Black Panther 2 Cinema ticket sales have declined significantly. And let’s remember that only a certain percentage of the proceeds goes to the producers’ pockets.
Black Adam 2 at risk
The Wrap admits that Dwayne Johnson was the strongest lure, and it is mainly thanks to this that the film, which received mixed reviews, garnered the influence it has at the moment. Failed to Black Adam create hype and word-of-mouth marketing did not drive viewers enough. They admit that negative reviews dampened the enthusiasm of many viewers who gave up on the film.
Black Adam should end its life in theaters at around $400 million. So it will be close to Shazam!, which raised $365 million, but the film made money because the budget was only $100 million. Journalists report that Black Adam 2 in the face of such results is rather unlikely, because no one will invest $ 200 million in a series that does not return that money, but that of course does not mean that Black Adam as a character will disappear from the DCU.
At the moment, it is not known what the plan for this character is, but we know from previous reports that the script for the sequel is ready. However, there is nothing to expect a green light for a sequel in the form conceived by Johnson.