MADAME WEB Passes $80 Million Worldwide; Hideo Kojima Shares Telling One-Line Verdict

MADAME WEB Passes $80 Million Worldwide; Hideo Kojima Shares Telling One-Line Verdict MADAME WEB Passes $80 Million Worldwide; Hideo Kojima Shares Telling One-Line Verdict

Madame Web has managed to pass the $80 million mark at the worldwide box office, as video game designer Hideo Kojima shares a brief, but very telling social media reaction...

By MarkCassidy - Mar 02, 2024 08:03 PM EST
Filed Under: Madame Web

Madame Web is still playing in theaters, and while it wouldn't exactly be accurate to say it's "hanging in there," the much-maligned SSU movie has managed to pass the $80 million mark at the worldwide box office.

Not too bad, right? Well, despite previous reports placing Madame Web's budget at around $80 million, a recent report mentioned that it's actually believed to be closer to the low $100 million range.

According to the latest box office updates, the movie is expected to bring in less than $3 million in its third weekend in theaters, and is unlikely to surpass $40 million domestic after 17 days of release.

In addition to Kraven the Hunter, a third Venom movie slated for Nov. 8, 2024. These movies could well prove to be box office successes and turn things around, but if not, one has to assume that the SSU will be on its last legs.

In related news, video game designer Hideo Kojima (the Metal Gear games, Death Stranding) has shared his latest social media reaction, and while he doesn't actually say anything negative about the movie, his post is very telling.

Kojima is a big film fan, and usually shares much more detailed responses to the movies he really enjoys.

For some context:

"'Meanwhile, in another universe...'" reads the official synopsis, "In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most enigmatic heroines." "The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures...if they can all survive a deadly present."

Dakota Johnson stars as the clairvoyant Cassandra Webb, who uses her abilities to save a group of young woman, played by Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, and Celeste O’Connor, from a villainous Spider-Man lookalike known as Ezekiel Simms.

The girls Webb is doing her best to keep safe, Julia Carpenter, Mattie Franklin and Anya Corazón, are all destined to become heroes with Spider-like powers of their own, and Simms is targetting them because of what they do to him in the future.

S.J. Clarkson, who also helmed Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, directs from a script by Matt Sazama, Kerem Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Adam Merims executive produced.

Do you plan on seeing Madame Web on the big screen, or at all? Drop us a comment down below.

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dracula - 3/2/2024, 8:23 PM
Well its not getting the other 80 mill it needs to break even
Polaris - 3/2/2024, 8:26 PM
@dracula - It would actually need more than 200 mill, probably close to 250 if it costs 100.
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 6:54 AM
@Polaris - 200m worldwide is what it's clocked at. Definitely the domestic will be a big factor but it was cheap to make.
lazlodaytona - 3/3/2024, 9:07 AM
@Sabre81 - Does it or has it released in China?
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 12:54 PM
@lazlodaytona - Not too sure if it has a China release. You get nothing really from there anyway. I never have a a clue why people are fussed on China when the studio only gets 25% of the Box Office and they end up spending that on Marketing over there. Pointless to me why go that effort.
lazlodaytona - 3/3/2024, 3:15 PM
@Sabre81 - ok. I apologize for asking. My misconception.
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 5:32 PM
@lazlodaytona - No need for an apology, good Sir! You didn't do anything wrong to say sorry for. We're just chatting.
McMurdo - 3/2/2024, 8:32 PM
Lol the transition from Endgame to Captain Marvel. He's so thrilled.....
marvel72 - 3/3/2024, 8:33 AM
@McMurdo - Honestly I'm surprised he hasn't been sacked,since Endgame terrible numbers.
Nolanite - 3/2/2024, 8:35 PM
What kind of shit article is this?
The only thing I got from this article is that it'll surpass what The Marvels did at the B.O. 😂😂😂
Also, I believe Madame Web will top out a little bit over 100 meaning that it didn't win or lose.
Nolanite out.
RolandD - 3/2/2024, 8:49 PM
@Nolanite -

How did you get a box office surpassing The Marvels? Obviously, that movie did not set the world on fire, but this movie won’t come even close with its box office.
JDL - 3/2/2024, 8:54 PM
@Nolanite - Huh ? The Marvels did $206M WW and MW has done $80M WW. Both are terribad.

As for making money they need at least twice the production and marketing costs. Imo $250M is a reasonable BEP. YMMV.
dagenspear - 3/2/2024, 11:50 PM
@RolandD -
@JDL -

To be fair, it may not have cost as much as that movie did either, maybe.
RolandD - 3/3/2024, 12:09 AM
@dagenspear - I think you’re absolutely right, but I still don’t think it’s coming. It makes sense the way he wrote it.
RolandD - 3/3/2024, 12:10 AM
@Nolanite - i’ll have some of what you’re smoking, because topping out at a bit of 100 is absolutely a total loss. It would have to do more than twice its budget to just break even so I really don’t understand how you could say it’s not a loss, but whatever.
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 6:57 AM
@RolandD - Like I said to @Polaris, it needs 200m to break even. I don't think it will. Especially with Dune II out now.
lazlodaytona - 3/3/2024, 9:12 AM
@RolandD - give the man cred; @Nolanite knows how to get comments by ruffling peoples' feathers with outlandish and ridiculous claims. Other than that, I read a bit then just scroll on.

Your posts? I would read every comment because you make statements that are worthy of good conversations.
SuperiorHeckler - 3/3/2024, 9:14 AM
@Nolanite - This Mr. Nolanite is an example of "meeting weekly article quota". It is the only reason it exists. 🫤
Nolanite - 3/3/2024, 9:27 AM
@lazlodaytona - Ahh shucks thank you for the outlandish compliments.
You must not be a part of the SJ movement.
Nolanite out
RolandD - 3/3/2024, 10:17 AM
@lazlodaytona - Why thank you, kind sir. I never pass up on reading yours as well. I’ve been on a lot more than usual this week because I’ve been home sick. And yes, his comments often do push buttons, although I’m sure might have on occasion as well.
lazlodaytona - 3/3/2024, 10:32 AM
@RolandD - we all are guilty of it from time to time. hope you start to feel better soon
RolandD - 3/3/2024, 10:35 AM
@lazlodaytona - I am, thanks.
bl0odwerk - 3/2/2024, 8:41 PM
The MCU should have ended w/Endgame. If Disney wasn't milking it, then it would have.
EskimoJ - 3/2/2024, 9:41 PM
@bl0odwerk - ... We'd still be getting Madame Web. 🤨
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 7:57 AM
@bl0odwerk - Aye, need the Russos back.
marvel72 - 3/3/2024, 8:34 AM
@bl0odwerk - They could have a few years break then make a come back, really sat down and thought about what to do next.
lazlodaytona - 3/3/2024, 9:13 AM
@marvel72 - sometimes the best way to heal old wounds is time. not fun to wait but usually fixes everything.
SuperiorHeckler - 3/3/2024, 9:20 AM
@bl0odwerk - No business or entertainment entity on planet earth stops making their product when they are the hottest thing on the market. There was ALWAYS going to be movies following ENDGAME. Unfortunately, the hubris and arrogance of Disney, Feige and Company fell into the trap of "more-is-good" while going hellbent on pushing THE MESSAGE in the form of all the B-List characters that followed the legends of Iron Man and Captain America. There is a course-correction currently in effect. It will take a few years to determine if the sun will shine again upon the MCU. 🤨
Himura - 3/3/2024, 9:03 PM
@bl0odwerk - I think taking a break for 5 or so years wouldve been beneficial. Both to get their ideas sorted and drive anticipation for the fans.
Reborn - 3/3/2024, 10:20 PM
@bl0odwerk - It's actually mindblowing how people can come up with such a stupid statement, yeah lets end the MCU without adapting the Fantastic Four, X-Men and the entire universe of other interesting characters that Marvel has in their hands, yeah f@ck that and f@ck the fact we're the biggest brand in the world producing billion dolar movies like no one else, let's just throw that through the window!

Like seriously, do people like you even think before saying dumb shit?
Variant - 3/4/2024, 9:33 AM
@bl0odwerk - You do realize success is comprised of wins AND losses right? A few subpar projects doesn't stop a successful venture... This nonsense that Endgame should've been it is really devoid of an intelligent perspective.
incredibleTalk - 3/2/2024, 8:41 PM
Why is this even considered a "superhero movie".....

MyCoolYoung - 3/2/2024, 8:51 PM
Who cares about dude reviews lol
LSHF - 3/2/2024, 9:26 PM
@MyCoolYoung - No one that I know of.
LSHF - 3/2/2024, 9:27 PM
@MyCoolYoung - I finally saw Morbius on Disney+.

Have you seen it yet?
MyCoolYoung - 3/2/2024, 9:35 PM
@LSHF - sadly no lol I didn’t know or didn’t remember it was on there. Guess I can check it out. What did you think?
dagenspear - 3/2/2024, 11:49 PM
@MyCoolYoung - Who?
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 8:01 AM
@LSHF - Is it bad?!? It's on Netflix UK for about a month and have not the strength to even press play lol I've been warned.
Apophis71 - 3/3/2024, 8:49 AM
@Sabre81 - Morbius? Feel it had the potential to be OK, not great but OK if anything in the film made me care one bit about the lead character instead of actualy liking the main antagonist more. Have seen far worse films, including CBM's however but ultimately very forgettable and not something I'd watch a second time to the point if it came on TV I'd actively look to see what else was one. Just not so bad that I regretted spending the time to watch it once, ie a 2/5 for me but with a better lead actor could easily be called a 3/5.
Sabre81 - 3/3/2024, 12:49 PM
@Apophis71 - Exactly. I could physically push my thumb and play the movie, but I'm not that bored. I probably will some day though not right now and have no desire to. I enjoy basically all CBMs so it will be on my 'to-do' list.

Thanks for the description.
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