Despite Flopping at the Box Office, Dwayne Johnson’s Movie Worth Approximately $200M Breaks Into Netflix’s Top 10

Published 12/07/2023, 4:04 PM EST

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Gone are the days when movies were solely enjoyed at the theatres. With the advent of the television, the monopoly was broken. Meanwhile, the metrics and success of a movie depended solely on numbers at the box office. In the present day and age, that process has gone through a change. With the introduction of OTT platforms, movies today have different yardsticks and measurements.

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Take for example a Dwayne Johnson movie. Made on a budget of over $200 million, Black Adam was panned as a flop at the box office. However, the movie has managed to find itself a berth amongst the top 10 films on Netflix!

Black Adam makes it to Netflix’s Top 10 list

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Dwayne Johnson, after his role in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, dominated the DC scene with his Black Adam movie now hitting Netflix’s Top 10. Following a recent licensing deal between Warner Bros. Discovery and Netflix, key DC titles, including The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and more, have surged in popularity.

Although the movie has received 6.2/10 on IMBD and 38% on Rotten Tomatoes it has still managed to come in the top 10. 

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Black Adam swiftly climbed to #7, marking the best-performing DC movie in five years as per Cosmic Book news. It also surpassed titles like Wonder Woman 1984 and Gunn’s Suicide Squad. With Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on the horizon, Johnson’s influence in the DC realm seems unmatched, despite missing out on a takeover bid to James Gunn. 

The thematic similarities between Gunn’s DCU and Superman: Legacy, and Johnson’s Black Adam add an intriguing twist to the dynamic. Discussions within the community are now buzzing with talks of a sequel to Black Adam. But for those who have not seen the 1st part here is a spoiler!

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What is the story Black Adam’s all about?

In a tale spanning centuries, Black Adam’s return to Kahndaq unfolds, involving the Crown of Sabbac, the Justice Society of America, and the emergence of a formidable adversary, Sabbac. As Adam grapples with his past, the JSA confronts the undead and fights to prevent Hawkman’s foreseen death. 

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Ultimately, Adam embraces his role as Khandaq’s protector, defeating Sabbac and solidifying his commitment to safeguarding his homeland. The story concludes with a warning from Amanda Waller and a confrontation with Superman in a mid-credits scene.

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Sheron Singh

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Oh, let me tell you about myself, I'm Sheron Singh, the WWE aficionado and person behind many of trending WWE stories at EssentiallySports. My journey into the world of suplexes and powerbombs began at the age of 6, thanks to my father and I've been hooked ever since. With a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology, I have the superpower to dissect the emotions both in and outside that squared circle at ES.
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