Warner’s ‘Black Adam’ Expected to Repeat as Weekend Box Office Superhero

With little new competition, Warner Bros. Pictures’ anti-superhero movie Black Adam is projected to again rule the weekend box office through Oct. 30. Starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role, the DC Comics-based movie topped $67 million in its weekend debut and is expected to generate less than half of that amount this weekend.

The movie, which has generated $156.2 million in worldwide ticket sales, including more than $80 million in North America, is the first of many DC-based titles Warner plans to release in the future as it stakes much of its theatrical outlook on comic book superheroes.

Separately, Universal Pictures’ romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise, co-starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, is also expected to again finish runner-up with $10 million in revenue. The movie has already topped $104 million worldwide (including $22 million domestically), underscoring the international appeal of its stars.

Lionsgate’s new release, Prey for the Devil, is estimated to bring in less than $8 million in revenue across about 2,900 screens.

Other returning box office releases include Paramount Pictures’ enduring horror film Smile, with projected additional ticket sales of more than $6 million. The low budget sleeper has generated almost $170 million globally, including $87 million domestically after four weeks of release.

Universal’s Halloween Ends is projected to sell more than $4 million worth of tickets, as the third and reportedly final film in the reboot series with Jamie Lee Curtis playing Laurie Strode in her endless battles with sociopath killer Michael Myers tries to break $100 million in global revenue.

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