Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” has landed his biggest box office opening with his latest superhero film, Black Adam.
The DC superhero movie has earned $67 million in the U.S. and $140 million globally, which has surpassed the opening for Johnson’s 2019 film Hobbs & Shaw.
Johnson has been open about what a passion project the film has been for him.
“I grew up a Superman [fan], and DC! But when I saw my first Black Adam comic, he was badass, he was cool,” Johnson told the outlet during the film’s New York City premiere last week. “He had brown skin, so I identified with him. And I thought, ‘I want to be that guy!’ So that’s why I’ve been pushing for this movie for so long, for so many years.”
“Hopefully, with Black Adam, little Black and little Brown boys, little boys of color and little girls of color, all kids, will look at Black Adam and the [Justice Society of America] and the cast and the color and the diversity that we have in our cast and crew, and go, ‘I can be that!’”
Although the film has cashed in, it has received mixed reviews. Viewers gave Black Adam a B+ on CinemaScore and 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.