Black Adam's Poor Test Screenings Made Movie 'Inordinately Expensive' (Report)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest could've had an easier road to profitability if production avoided re-shoots.

Black Adam's Poor Test Screenings Made Movie 'Inordinately Expensive' (Report)

Black Adam's production costs grew a whopping $70 million due to extensive re-shoots following poor test screenings.

Earlier in December 2022, as Black Adam's box office run approached its end, it was reported by Variety that the film may lose the studio anywhere from $50 million to $100 million. Soon after, Deadline published a completely contradictory article on the film's profitability, stating that it could make the studio $52 million to $72 million.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson initially reposted the Deadline report and defended Black Adam's ability to turn a profit for Warner Bros. Discovery. However, since James Gunn announced that Henry Cavill would not be the Superman of the future DCU, a lot has changed.

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