Big stars are the big tickets this weekend.
Last night “Black Adam” starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson booked $19 million plus $7.4 million from previews. It’s heading to a $60 million weekend.
George Clooney and Julia Roberts pulled in $5 million Friday night for “Ticket to Paradise.” Including Thursday they’re in for $6.4 million. Their weekend take will be $16 million, shy of $20 million but just what was expected. “Ticket to Paradise” already has $68 million in the bank from international sales.
Neither movie great reviews. But they have the stars, and that’s all that matters. For “Black Adam,” success is a must as Warner Bros. tries to rebuild the DC Extended Universe. Superman even makes an appearance in “Black Adam,” so you know a sequel lurks out there.