MADAME WEB: Sony Pulls Marvel Movie From Theaters After Just 5 Weekends And It's A Bigger Flop Than MORBIUS

MADAME WEB: Sony Pulls Marvel Movie From Theaters After Just 5 Weekends And It's A Bigger Flop Than MORBIUS MADAME WEB: Sony Pulls Marvel Movie From Theaters After Just 5 Weekends And It's A Bigger Flop Than MORBIUS

After just five weekends in theaters, Sony Pictures has already given up on Madame Web and the movie has ended up being an even bigger flop than 2022's Morbius. Find those final figures after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Mar 18, 2024 07:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Madame Web

Madame Web was released on Valentine's Day, and a little over a month later (and after five weekends in theaters), Sony Pictures has officially given up on its latest Marvel movie. 

It arrived on Digital last week and, unsurprisingly, has become a subject of ridicule on social media ever since. That lines up with how the movie was treated when it was playing in multiplexes, so it's no wonder that Sony has decided to just move on from a comic book adaptation thought to have cost upwards of $100 million. 

This weekend, Madame Web wrapped up its theatrical run with a mere $43 million in North America; that's $30 million less than what Morbius made in 2022. 

Sony Pictures will almost certainly wait to see how Kraven the Hunter and Venom: The Last Dance perform later this year before making any decisions, but it's obvious that the studio has no idea what it's doing with these live-action adaptations. Thankfully, Spider-Man remains a shared character with Marvel Studios. 

For now, anyway. 

Recently, Madame Web lead Dakota Johnson said she's "not surprised" the movie flopped with critics, adding that, "It was definitely an experience for me to make [Madame Web]. I had never done anything like it before. I probably will never do anything like it again because I don’t make sense in that world. And I know that now."

"But sometimes in this industry, you sign on to something, and it’s one thing and then as you’re making it, it becomes a completely different thing, and you’re like, 'Wait, what?'" the actress continued. "But it was a real learning experience, and of course it’s not nice to be a part of something that’s ripped to shreds, but I can’t say that I don’t understand."

Did you watch Madame Web in theaters?

Meanwhile, in another universe...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.

The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott.

Madame Web is now playing in theaters worldwide.

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UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 7:08 AM
Suprised was no one!

May get drunk on the weekend and download it! just for Sweeney. :P
WhateverItTakes - 3/18/2024, 8:06 AM
@UniqNo - they deboobed her
WhateverItTakes - 3/18/2024, 8:06 AM
@UniqNo - but turned her into a school girl
UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 8:17 AM
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CoHost - 3/18/2024, 7:08 AM

bobevanz - 3/18/2024, 7:23 AM
@CoHost - ?si=0ZY-vRV8C4XvJKXW
Spidey91 - 3/18/2024, 7:17 AM
Don't worry guys, I'm sure Kraven will right this ship with his lion blood-induced powers.
HammerLegFoot - 3/18/2024, 7:20 AM
@Spidey91 - God that pissed me off when I saw it in the trailer
ObserverIO - 3/18/2024, 7:33 AM
@Spidey91 - He's my favorite Superhero! Did you know that he has lion powers and protects endangered species?!

No, I've never read any comics, why do you ask?
mountainman - 3/18/2024, 7:17 AM
Well, this movie made about $70 million less than Morbius. What a disaster.
Vigor - 3/18/2024, 9:13 AM
@mountainman - wow
mountainman - 3/18/2024, 9:26 AM
@Vigor - At least it earned more than New Mutants 🤷‍♂️
Order66 - 3/18/2024, 7:18 AM
Sony should never be allowed to make another live action Marvel movie again.
UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 7:23 AM
@Order66 - Should Marvel get back on track this year, and Sony flops again with Kraven (Venom 3 doesn't matter as it's done after that), i think (hope) Pascal and Feige will finally start having those discussions to perminantly sell Spider-man (and associated characters) back. or Hash out a much better deal.
ShimmyShimmyYA - 3/18/2024, 8:00 AM
@UniqNo - I don’t think she has that power
UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 8:16 AM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - Wasn't it through her that marvel were able to finally use spidey in Civil ward etc?
Blergh - 3/18/2024, 8:45 AM
@Order66 - I’m sure Tom and Amy will get bonuses for failing
Order66 - 3/18/2024, 9:14 AM
@UniqNo - Disney should just do it now. Give Sony billions for Spider-Man. Disney can make it up real quick lol.
UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 9:37 AM
@Order66 - Right? though it's not clear if they can afford another aqusition at this point...but some kind of transition deal... for example suggest a number to negotiate on, then allow Disney/Marvel Studios to make another 3 movies, pay 25% of each film's revenue to Sony, and if that 25% gets to a cetain $ number or over each time then they sell for the amount they settled on at the start of the deal...making a clause for no renogotiation or back outs...just so Avi doesn't get greedy. Sony get paid either way without needing to do anything or doing more damage.
ShimmyShimmyYA - 3/18/2024, 9:55 AM
@UniqNo - she’s only a producer now. She stepped down from her exec job in like 2016

And even more so that’s a Sony company decision anyway
UniqNo - 3/18/2024, 10:37 AM
@ShimmyShimmyYA - She's still got pull. I mean No Way Home only came about because it was stipulated that she be directly involved with Feige...and the numbers that pulled specially coming out of a pandemic is nothing to bark at.
ShimmyShimmyYA - 3/18/2024, 10:39 AM
@UniqNo - not enough to get them to sell a billion dollar IP lol

She can influence the actual movies made that’s about it
ShimmyShimmyYA - 3/18/2024, 10:40 AM
@UniqNo - that movie also did numbers based on the spectacle , I liked it but it rewatches like shit with the super green screen and pause for applause moments
JDL - 3/18/2024, 7:01 PM
@UniqNo - The FTC will K.O. any sale or merger they can (there are some they can't, but those involve bankruptcies mainly). Don't hold your breath.
BlackStar25 - 3/18/2024, 7:18 AM
WTF is that title photo? Please tell me that isnt real....
Floke - 3/18/2024, 7:28 AM
@BlackStar25 - It's the Amazon Spider-Man.

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theBlackSquare - 3/18/2024, 8:04 AM
@BlackStar25 - Yeah WTF is that?
HashTagSwagg - 3/18/2024, 9:19 AM
@BlackStar25 - They are the OG spider-men, the red paint and netting are what inspired all the spider-men such as Tobey, Garfield and Holland to design their suits that way like a built in ancient spider instinct that cleverly explains how all these Spider people from different world all follow a simple web suit design.
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bobevanz - 3/18/2024, 7:22 AM
This was worse than Morbius, and this Amazon spider people that look like spider's suit wasn't even the worst part. I'm talking about Pepsi people paying for a final battle at the Pepsi Copa plant lmao. This is why lamest villain, no spider suits except for ONE MINUTE as a flashback back at the beginning of the movie! I could go on, just don't see it. Or at least don't pay for it. No, it is that bad, some people value their time and money. If you like this, you're a meathead
bobevanz - 3/18/2024, 7:24 AM
Ffs add an edit button
MarioT1000 - 3/18/2024, 8:58 AM
@bobevanz - I haven't even been able to finish it for free.. and I want(ed) to.
JDL - 3/18/2024, 5:16 PM
@bobevanz - IIRC he tried that and did not like the results.
HammerLegFoot - 3/18/2024, 7:22 AM
Cant wait for Sony to drop that Betty Bryant origin movie.
FusionWarrior - 3/18/2024, 7:28 AM
Yah no crap!
IronMan616 - 3/18/2024, 7:38 AM
Know what was a bigger flop? The American Society of Magical Negroes. But as usual this site isn't going to talk about that failure of a movie. Just like they didn't want to talk about The Book of Clarence.
Izaizaiza - 3/18/2024, 8:42 AM
@IronMan616 - Is The American Society of Magical Negroes a comic book movie? I saw that it got pretty bad reviews, which was disappointing. Looked like it might be fun
BuzzKillington - 3/18/2024, 8:56 AM
@IronMan616 -

Are those comicbook movies?
BuzzKillington - 3/18/2024, 8:57 AM
@IronMan616 -

Also nothing is stopping you from writing an article about that.
Vigor - 3/18/2024, 9:00 AM
@IronMan616 - I'm sensing that there's a racial angst to your comment
Those aren't even comic book movies
IronMan616 - 3/18/2024, 9:13 AM
@Vigor @Izaizaiza @BuzzKillington - There have been plenty of non comic movies covered here. Rebel Moon for example isn't a comic movie, but it gets plenty of articles on here.
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