The comic book adventure "Black Adam," starring Dwayne Johnson, will dominate the weekend box office.
Between Friday and Sunday, 4,350 North American cinemas are slated to host the Warner Bros. and DC Comics film, which is projected to gross at least $60 million worldwide.
That will more than suffice to unseat "Halloween Ends," which topped the charts last weekend with 41 million viewers.
"Ticket to Paradise," a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, will compete against "Black Adam."
In its first weekend at the box office, it hopes to bring in $15 million from 3,500 theaters.
It's unlikely that "Black Adam," which cost a whopping 195 million to make, will set any comic book industry records.
In order to justify that price tag, it will undoubtedly need a long life on the big screen.
But the film does appear to add some zing to an otherwise lackluster October at the box office.
Reviews of "Black Adam" have been conflicting. However, since it is a superhero movie, it is less likely that negative reviews will have an impact on sales.
Johnson portrays an antihero who is set free into the present day in "Black Adam" after being imprisoned for nearly 5,000 years.