DC and Warner Bros.’ Black Adam is staying atop the weekend box office chart in its third weekend with a projected gross of $17 million from 3,985 theaters for a domestic tally of at least $136 million through Sunday. Globally, the pic will cross $300 million.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam has had the advantage of facing little competition. That all changes next weekend when Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever launches in cinemas across the globe. Domestically, Wakanda Forever is tracking to debut to $175 million or more.
Black Adam — which is only the third film of 2022 to to win the box office crown for three consecutive weekends — is having no trouble beating the weekend’s sole new wide offering, the Japanese anime movie One Piece Film: Red.
Red looks to open in second place with around $10 million from 2,410 locations, in line with expectations. Crunchyroll, a division of Sony, is handling One Piece Film: Red in the U.S. Crunchyroll’s recent hit Demon Slayer: Mugen Train opened to a far bigger $21 million domestically in late April 2022.
One Piece Film: Red earned an A CinemaScore from audiences, with males making up 76 percent of Friday ticket buyers. In terms of age, a whopping 75 percent of the audience was between ages 18-34.
Full weekend estimates will be released Sunday morning.