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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Projected To Earn $65M-$70M During Opening Weekend

The New Line DC film opens on Oct. 21.

According to industry sources, New Line’s DC Dwayne Johnson movie Black Adam is tracking to earn a $65 million to $70 million opening.

Deadline reports the film, which opens on Oct. 21, is the first major tentpole since Sony’s Bullet Train in August. That movie just crossed the $100 million mark.

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The outlet also reports that if Black Adam exceeds $68.1 million during its domestic start, it becomes Johnson's best solo opening after 2001's The Mummy Returns, in which he had a cameo as The Scorpion King.

Black Adam was originally supposed to open in theaters on July 29, but due to the pandemic, there was a backlog of VFX work in post-production houses. That allowed Warner Bros and Johnson to promote the film at San Diego Comic-Con.

October's biggest opening ever at the domestic box office is Warner Bros/DC's R-rated Joker, which debuted at $96.2 million in 2019.

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