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About The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King opened at theatres in the United States on April 19, 2002It is expected to be released on DVD and video in the United States at on October 1, 2002.
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USA Today review
In the Boston Metro, John Black wrote, "The Rock has gone Hollywood and it's a perfect fit."

But Wesley Morris's review in the Boston
Globe was headlined "aWWFul[,] Lack of humor puts choke hold on The Rock, 'Scorpion King.'"
"How bad is it? Well, it's so bad that it's like an Abbott and Costello movie from the '40s but without Abbott and Costello," wrote Jeff Simon in the Buffalo News.
The Boston Herald of April 22, 2002, reports:

"'The Scorpion King,'' the headlining movie debut for superstar wrestler The Rock, stung the North American box office with a record opening for an April release, according to studio estimates issued yesterday.

"The action-adventure, a spin-off of the two `'Mummy' movies, pulled in $36.2 million for the three days since its Friday release. The previous April record was held by 'The Matrix,' which opened with $27.8 million in 1999."
Houston Chronicle review
Chicago Sun-Times review by Roger Ebert
Washington Post review