Dwayne Johnson has achieved enormous success in the entertainment industry in a short amount of time. Johnson, famously known as The Rock in the industry, made his acting debut in the movie Beyond the Mat in 1999. He rose to fame thanks to his role in The Mummy Returns from 2001. Following this, The Scorpion King gave him his first leading role. The Rock had a wrestling career before he made his acting debut.

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Dwayne Johnson

After being part of a successful film, the wrestler-turned-actor entered the DCU and played the superhero character Black Adam. However, the film received mixed reviews from critics and was a disaster at the box office. Dwayne Johnson suddenly came to light as his TV show Ballers has topped the chart on the new streamer. Looking at the success of the series on Netflix, it looks like the actor needs to return to TV shows.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers Rules on Netflix

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Dwayne Johnson in Ballers

Netflix charts’ power structure has changed after its agreement with HBO. The streaming agreement between the platforms has provided Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers a new platform and is paying off. The comedy series starring The Rock has secured 3rd position on the chart of 10 most watched shows on Netflix.

The show aired from 2015 to 2019 on HBO, and it received praise from critics during the time. When it landed on Netflix, reviewers complimented the Red Notice star for his performance. NPR’s Eric Deggans said,

“The Rock may have missed his calling as a television star with the skill to keep a character compelling week after week.”

The plot of this television series centers on the character of Spencer Strasmore, played by Dwayne Johnson. A retired NFL player, who has chosen to pursue a career as a financial manager for other NFL players. The series is a perfect blend of sports and comedy.

Ballers reportedly garnered more than 3.9 million unique viewers and an astonishing 18.4 million hours of viewing time in just one week on Netflix. The series was created by Steven Levinson and stars Johnson with Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, and Jazmyn Simon.

Looking at the success of the TV series, fans of The Rock are wondering if the actor needs to return to television after having major disasters at the box office.

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Dwayne Johnson’s box office bombs

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a Hollywood star who has enjoyed great success in a short time. The former wrestler-turned-actor made a seamless transition from the boxing ring to the entertainment business. He has contributed to the DC universe and worked on several amazing projects.

Johnson has undoubtedly experienced his fair share of cinematic disappointments, with films like Baywatch, Doom, and Tooth Fairy. His major failure has been DC’s Black Adam. The film is labeled as a box office bomb.

The movie’s reported production cost of about $260 million kept it from reaching its box office break-even mark, even though it earned close to $400 million at the global box office. The Rock indicated a tremendous ambition to be part of Black Adam, therefore the failure of the movie particularly affected his career.

Ballers is available to stream on Netflix.

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Source: The Digital Fix 

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