MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19: US actor Dwayne Johnson attends the "Black Adam" photocall at NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding hotel on October 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/WireImage)
TV - Movies
Black Adam Has
The Biggest
Rotten Tomatoes
Score Disparity
Since Venom
"Black Adam's" $67-million opening weekend smashed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's previous box office records, giving the star his strongest-ever opening as a solo leading man. However, thanks to the considerable divide between reviewers and the moviegoing public, "Black Adam" has earned yet another distinction if having the biggest Rotten Tomatoes score disparity since "Venom."
At the time of writing, "Black Adam" boasts a humble Tomatometer score of 39 percent, but a stellar 90 percent audience score, which adds up to a 51 percent difference between the reviewers' and the viewers' opinions. That is almost the exact difference between Sony's 2018 Tom Hardy vehicle "Venom" which holds a 30/80 rating.
Seeing as how well "Venom" did despite its bad reviews, and how strongly "Black Adam" has started, it seems clear that bad reviews are far from a death sentence for a superhero movie. Particularly when the star of the movie is a brooding, ominous anti-hero.