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.
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.