Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been playing in the cinemas for around two weeks now, and it has made a significant amount of money at the box office. This is one of the contributing factors that led to Disney breaking the $3 billion mark at the worldwide box office for the year.
The news broke today that the film had achieved a significant benchmark by surpassing $400 million in revenue all around the world. That means that the Marvel picture has already overtaken DC’s Black Adam; the most powerful superhero in all universes, which has grossed $366.2 million since its release on October 21.
Dwayne Johnson (Black Adam star) has previously tweeted about the accomplishments of Wakanda Forever. Still, he discussed the matter with the publication IGN for reporting that Wakanda Forever had outperformed his film. It is very common practice to compare box office results, particularly for comic book movies that were released so close together; nevertheless, The Rock is not a fan of the “competing” topic. Black Adam has finished its run at the top of the box office, and Johnson thanked the fans for their support.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has earned over $400 million at the global box office, making it the most profitable superhero film to be released this fall. Black Adam, which came out in October, has earned $353 million at the global box office,” IGN wrote on Twitter. “😂 What a neutral post. I love competing, but @IGN you guys are in the biz with us there’s no competition with the established global brand of Black Panther compared to Black Adam & JSA who a year ago no one even heard of. No need to knock us, we’re new babies and have to grow😊,”
😂 What a neutral post.
I love competing, but @IGN you guys are in the biz with us there’s no competition with the established global brand of Black Panther compared to Black Adam & JSA who a year ago no one even heard of. No need to knock us, we’re new babies and have to grow😊
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 20, 2022
The mid-credits sequence in Black Adam has become one of the most talked about parts of the film since it features the long-awaited return of Henry Cavill’s performance as Superman. In the past, The Hollywood Reporter has given an in-depth look at the present situation with regard to DC movies being produced by Warner Bros.
The former head of DC Films, Walter Hamada, has resigned from his position, and it has been revealed that James Gunn and Peter Safran will serve as the co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, a new firm that has been established to take the place of the failing DC Films.
Nevertheless, the heads of film production at Warner Bros., Michael De Luca, and Pam Abdy, were the ones who eventually assisted Johnson in getting the Cavill cameo. It was said that Hamada did not want the appearance to take place because he wanted to distance himself from the Snyder period of the DCEU.
Johnson went through Hamada and urged De Luca and Abdy to make the cameo happen after getting a negative response from Hamada. They agreed, the business transaction was finalized around Labor Day, and the scenario was filmed around that time as well.
“We fought for years to bring you back,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “They always said no. But to [Dany and Hiram Garcia] & myself ‘no’ was not an option. We can’t build out our DCEU w/out the world’s greatest superhero. And fans will always come first.”
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