Black Adam dominates the Halloween box office weekend

Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam
(Image credit: Warner Bros./DC)

Black Adam continues to reign at the top of the box office, capitalizing on its $67 million opening weekend. Per Box Office Mojo, the DC movie starring Dwayne Johnson grossed $27.7 million (42% of the weekend’s box office), making $111 million in its first 10 days. That makes it the highest domestic earning movie since Nope, and internationally the figures are even better with a worldwide box office of $250 million.

However, as is usual with Halloween box office figures, numbers were down. Black Adam dropped off 59% from its opening weekend. All things considered, this is a pretty standard drop but could mean that the movie may not gross as highly as some predictions at the box office. The upcoming release of Black Panther 2 will likely shift things further in a few weeks. The Marvel sequel is due out on November 11 and could bring in huge figures based on current pre-sale predictions, according to Forbes.

In second place comes George Clooney’s and Julia Roberts’ rom-com Ticket to Paradise, taking $10 million in North America, down only 39% on its opening weekend a week before. The rom-com has grossed $33.7 million domestically and an extra $85.7 million intentionally. 

Horror movies dominated cinema screens the rest of the weekend. Prey for the Devil came in third place with a $7 million debut. Smile, which was originally going to go straight to streaming, lands in fourth with $5 million, taking its total to $92.4 million – an impressive feat considering its $17 million budget. Halloween Ends comes in fifth with $3.8 million in its third weekend of release, bringing the threequels domestic total to $60.3 million. 

For all of the other big films on the way, check out our guide to 2022 movie release dates.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.