Morbius breaks box office record in the worst way

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Sony Photos’ morbius broke a box office record in its second weekend in theaters, but not necessarily in a good way.

As reported by Forbes, morbius took in $2.95 million at the domestic box office at the start of the second weekend, a record 83% drop from the previous Friday. As for the second weekend in general, morbius is on track to gross $9.9 million. For a major superhero blockbuster, this would be a record 75% drop from the Sony movie’s $39 million opening weekend. with those numbers morbius takes shape for a ten-day total of $57 million, which includes movies like Fantastic fouris $56 million and Dark Phoenix$65 million.

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Despite those less-than-stellar numbers, morbius earned a solid $17.1 million on its first Friday from 4,268 theaters, including the $5.7 million made during Thursday’s previews. This led to projections of approximately $40 million for the Jared Leto-led film’s domestic opening, slightly more than the $39 million it earned in North America. This is despite Sony’s own predictions that morbius would earn a modest $33 million in total. In comparison, Sony’s previous installment in its Spider-Man universe, Venom: Let There Be Carnageearned $11.6 million during the previews.

While morbius had a solid opening weekend, despite mostly negative early reviews from critics, with many citing the film’s “messy” plot and “visually confusing” CGI as the film’s biggest problems. However, several noted that morbius‘ post-credits scenes were also a big deal, with one critic calling them “some of the worst post-credits scenes you’ve EVER seen.” However, many have praised Matt Smith’s strong performance as the antagonist, as well as the film’s handling of the horror genre. Currently, morbius has a “rotten” score of 17% on the aggregated review site, Rotten Tomatoes, although it has an overall audience rating of 67%.

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Sony Photos’ morbius movie follows Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Leto, who gives himself transgenic vampirism in an attempt to cure his rare blood disease. This not only gives him a taste for blood, but also for superhuman abilities, such as heightened senses, super speed and flight. Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gil Kane, Morbius debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, published by Marvel Comics in October 1971. Although Morbius first appeared as an enemy of Spider-Man, Morbius later evolved into more of an antihero and was also an opponent of the vampire hunter Blade in other comics.

morbius was originally slated to hit theaters on July 10, 2020, although the release was delayed several times due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The film marks the third entry in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, with the first two being venom and the sequel, Let there be a bloodbath† The first trailer for morbius was released nearly two years ago, teasing a potential crossover with Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with the release of Adrian Toomes/Vulture by Michael Keaton.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa, morbius is now in cinemas.

Source: Forbes

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