The Rock slams comparisons of ‘Black Adam’ to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

The Rock was irked that it was pointed out that ‘Black Panther’ has outperformed ‘Black Adam.’
The Rock slams comparisons of 'Black Adam' to 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (Image source: YouTube/Marvel Entertainment)

As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever claims the top box office spot for the second consecutive week, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taking exception to comparisons between Black Adam and Black Panther comic films.

The Black Panther sequel hauled in an impressive $70 million in week two, bringing its total to over $550 million in worldwide receipts. Before the end of its first week in theaters, Black Panther had already eclipsed the global total of The Rock’s Black Adam, which was released in mid-October and has made $366 million worldwide after a month in theaters.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was irked that IGN tweeted a post that showed how much better Black Panther performed than his Black Adam flick.

Once The Rock got wind of the tweet, the football player-turned-wrestler-turned-actor conveyed his disappointment at IGN. The Rock believes it’s unfair to pit him against an established global movie brand such as Black Panther. surmises that The Rock’s Black Adam has underperformed since its promising opening weekend at the end of October 2022 with a $67 million haul. Furthermore, the site pinpointed that Black Adam just passed the $365 million total of DC comic’s spring 2019 film Shazam! which was produced on a budget of approximately $100 million, about half the budget of Black Adam.

If you have not seen Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, check out the trailer below.

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