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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Tracking for Bullish $70M-$75M Opening

If tracking is correct, Black Adam should bestow Dwayne Johnson with the biggest box office opening of his career, outside of the main Fast & Furious franchise. The New Line/Warner Bros. release is pacing to debut anywhere between $70 million to $75 million in its domestic debut over the Oct. 21-23 weekend — if not […]

Dwayne Johnson Brings ‘Black Adam’ Trailer to Rams-Bills Game

Dwayne Johnson touched down (pun intended) at SoFi Stadium Thursday night to introduce the new trailer for Black Adam at the Los Angeles Rams-Buffalo Bills game that kicked off (pun intended) the 2022 NFL regular season. The fresh look at the DC film also aired on NBC’s broadcast of Thursday Night Football. Black Adam is […]

Dwayne Johnson Says He Lobbied for Separate ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam!’ Origin Movies

Dwayne Johnson says he lobbied to split the origin stories for Black Adam and Shazam into two separate movies after seeing the first draft of Shazam!‘s script. In a preview of the upcoming DC movie Black Adam in Vanity Fair, the film’s star and producer took at least partial responsibility for the decision to split […]

After Absence, Comic-Con Regains Status as Key Studio Marketing Launchpad

Just a year ago, there were fears that San Diego Comic-Con would never regain its relevancy after being shut down by the coronavirus. Would studios still see the value in spending millions for a convention presence in an era in which cons had migrated online? Those worries were assuaged over the weekend, with an event […]

Dwayne Johnson Makes Smoke-Filled Comic-Con Entrance for New ‘Black Adam’ Look

Dwayne Johnson made quite an entrance to Comic-Con on Saturday, with ear-splitting thunder, smoke and flashes filling Hall H. From the blackness emerged a costume-clad Johnson, who appeared to float into the air above the stage. “The DC Universe will never be the same again,” Johnson said to applause. Black Adam hails from Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra […]

Comic-Con Returns: A Guide to the Biggest Panels

The last time San Diego Comic-Con held an in-person convention, there was a different president and no one had heard of Baby Yoda. After the COVID-19 pandemic stalled the 2020 effort and forced 2021’s event into an entirely virtual — and Marvel Studios-less — endeavor, the beloved fan convention will return to what organizers hope […]

Box Office Dispatch: How Real Is the Boom and Will It Last?

For the first time since the pandemic began, revenue at the domestic box office almost crossed $1 billion in June as some semblance of normalcy returned to the multiplex. Hollywood studios released a small army of event titles that found their audiences, but executives remain anxious about a gap in the calendar once the summer […]

DC Unveils ‘Black Adam’ Comics Tied to Dwayne Johnson Movie

When Black Adam dropped its first trailer Wednesday, viewers saw Dwayne Johnson trade barbs with a team of heroes that may be unfamiliar to general audiences. That superhero team, the Justice Society, will rise to new levels of public consciousness when the film opens in October, and DC is hoping to capitalize on that high-profile […]

Dwayne Johnson Unveils First ‘Black Adam’ Trailer

“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.” That’s the tagline for Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson-starrer Black Adam, and today audiences got a sneak peek at what that looks like as the studio dropped the first official trailer for the film. From filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, writers Adam Sztykiel, […]

Dwayne Johnson Electrifies CinemaCon as Warner Bros. Debuts ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Wonka,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Elvis’ Footage

Warner Bros. came to Las Vegas’ CinemaCon to put on a show, and delivered by relying on a parade of stars, from Dwayne Johnson (crowned Entertainment Icon of the Decade) to an animated Baz Luhrmann, as well as some of its biggest upcoming films, including Black Adam. “Black Adam is one of the things in […]

CinemaCon Hot Topics: Summer Movies, Box Office Recovery (and Netflix)

Much has changed since Hollywood studios and theater owners gathered together for a smaller-than-usual CinemaCon in late August of 2021. The box office was still in the early stages of recovery, and most media and entertainment analysts questioned whether the theatrical experience would ever return to normal amid the streaming gold rush. In the time […]

“The Greatest Living Stuntman”: How Tanoai Reed Became Dwayne Johnson’s Double

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot took center stage Nov. 5 as they brought their splashy Netflix movie Red Notice to downtown L.A. for its premiere. But among the A-listers on the red carpet, it was another face that turned heads, maybe even causing a few double takes. Like he does everywhere he goes, Tanoai […]