Dwayne Johnson Dismisses Black Adam & Black Panther 2 Box Office Rivalry

  • November 21, 2022

Dwayne Johnson effectively quashes the box office rivalry between Black Adam and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Marvel Studios returned to the big screen for the third time this year with Ryan Coogler’s much-anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The sequel to 2018’s Black Panther had its work cut out for it; aside from having to move the narrative forward without Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, it also had to debut Namor, the MCU’s latest mutant. As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever closes out Phase 4, its box office performance is being closely watched, and to put its earnings into perspective, it has been regularly compared to DCU’s final film of the year, Black Adam, which Johnson headlined and produced.

As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever crosses the $400 million mark in its first week, reports have pointed out that it has already surpassed Black Adam’s total haul to emphasize the MCU film’s latest box office accolade. Previously, the Coogler-directed sequel had already earned the highest November opening weekend in history. In light of this, Johnson takes to his official Twitter account and dismisses the ongoing box office comparisons between the films, arguing that it’s unfair to do so. Read the actor’s tweet below:

Comparisons between MCU and the DCU are nothing new. The pair’s rivalry from their days in print has transcended comic books and now exists in Warner Bros. and Disney’s media franchises. But, time and again, those who are involved in these projects prove that there’s no bad blood between them. Instead, it’s nothing but a friendly competition, which is ultimately good for the public, as it motivates both companies to come up with quality projects. Sometimes, however, they tend to get compared anyway, especially when films are released within weeks of each other, and typically there’s no malice to it.

This is exactly what happened to comparisons between Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Black Adam. However, pitting the films against each other isn’t exactly fair. As Johnson points out, the Black Panther franchise has a leg up in terms of worldwide recognition. Meanwhile, Black Adam and the Justice Society of America are fairly new to the non-comic-reading community. But, aside from that, there are also a lot of other factors that contribute to a film’s gross. The timing of the release is crucial to this; the marketing efforts of the studios are also important.

All in all, the box office performance shouldn’t be an automatic indication of a movie’s quality. Many films that are better in quality struggle to perform commercially, while those deemed underwhelming by critics can still make bank. In the case of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Black Adam, fans should be able to enjoy whatever film they prefer – or better yet, they check them both out, because they may end up enjoying what they each have to offer.

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