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Dwayne Johnson Earning More as Black Adam Than Will Smith Did as Deadshot?

Published 05/14/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Will Smith’s performance in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad was phenomenal. He received a lot of appreciation for his portrayal as Deadshot. Smith not only received applause from the audience, but he also received a total of $20 million.

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However, it appears that Dwayne Johnson will out-earn Smith with his forthcoming DCEU film, Black Adam.


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Although Johnson’s earnings as an actor in Black Adam have not been disclosed. It is well known that Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production is producing Black Adam, which implies he is also the film’s producer.

Consequently, aside from his salary, he will also take home a share of the film’s profit at the box office. This implies that his earnings for Black Adam would be absurdly high in comparison to Will Smith’s $20 million earnings as Deadshot in Suicide Squad.

In addition, Dwayne Johnson made $23.5 million for his most recent film, Red Notice. It’s highly possible that his salary for Black Adam will be similar or perhaps greater. Hence, in comparison to what Dwayne Johnson would make in Black Adam, Smith earned less in Suicide Squad.

Will Smith’s performance in the Suicide Squad was widely acclaimed. He was also expected to be a part of Suicide Squad 2. However, scheduling issues forced him to exit the series. If Smith had remained with DCEU, then we could have witnessed The Great One and Smith squabble about who gets paid the most from DCEU.

Dwayne Johnson surpassed Will Smith’s 2021 earning


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Johnson overtook Smith as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood in 2021. According to reports, The Rock has made more money than Smith, who made $40 million.

Johnson has made $42 million from his two projects, Jungle Cruise and Red Notice, making him the highest-earned actor in 2021.

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Will Smith, on the other hand, made $40 million from his Oscar-winning film, King Richard. Smith clearly out-earns Dwayne Johnson if one film salary is compared. Had Will Smith done one more film, his profits would have been substantially greater than Johnson’s.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.