MORBIUS Looking At A Massive 74% Second-Week Drop For A Lifeless $10 Million Weekend

MORBIUS Looking At A Massive 74% Second-Week Drop For A Lifeless $10 Million Weekend MORBIUS Looking At A Massive 74% Second-Week Drop For A Lifeless $10 Million Weekend

We figured this would happen, and after a relatively strong start at the box office, Sony Pictures' Morbius is looking at a massive 74% drop for an abysmal $10 million weekend at the domestic box office.

By MarkCassidy - Apr 09, 2022 12:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Morbius

Morbius debuted to dreadful reviews last week, but the movie did seem to go over better with cinemagoers (it has a 70% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes), and actually managed to take in close to $40 million in The US over the course of its opening weekend.

We figured this wouldn't last, though, and the release of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 always seemed likely to drive a stake through the heart of Morbius' box office hopes. Unfortunately for Sony Pictures, The Living Vampire's big-screen debut fared even worse than expected.

Analysts predicted a decline of 55% - 60% for a $15 million second weekend, but the latest figures suggest a massive 74% drop and a paltry $10 million haul. This would being Morbius to around $57 million domestic after its second weekend in theaters. The movie hasn't done particularly well overseas, either, although it has now passed the $100 million mark (as star Jared Leto points out below).

Is this franchise dead in the water? Well, both Venom movies cleaned up at the box office despite negative reviews, and we don't need to remind you how well No Way Home is still performing. Even if Morbius tanks hard, the studio will probably be content to take the loss and forge ahead with its SPUMC plans, possibly utilizing Jared Leto's antihero sparingly and only in other characters' films until the big Sinister Six team-up.

What did you guys make of Morbius? Drop us a comment down below.

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WakandanQueen - 4/9/2022, 12:27 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will destory Avatar 3 and anything Marvel puts out that year.
dragon316 - 4/9/2022, 12:36 PM
@WakandanQueen - it’s nice dream there was articale that Spider-Man would beat avatar that didn’t happen as long there is sonic three I am pleased I like how movies are going
Whaley87 - 4/9/2022, 12:43 PM
@dragon316 - Your sarcasm detector has never worked. There was never an article anywhere stating that Spider-Man would beat Avatar. Your lies are too obvious these days.
vegetaray - 4/9/2022, 3:57 PM
@Whaley87 - I’m convinced that the @dragon316 account is just a word generator with its cynical settings turned way up…The comments it posts have devolved to being nearly incoherent…
Whaley87 - 4/9/2022, 5:10 PM
@vegetaray - Haha, I agree. I came to the same conclusion you did like a year ago, like it's just random predicted text how it speaks. Lol.
Cap1 - 4/9/2022, 12:27 PM
Bay’s Ambulance cost $35mil less than this and looks like it cost $35mil more. Where did the budget go lmao
TheWalkingCuban - 4/9/2022, 12:27 PM
Low expectations I guess cuz to me it was surprisingly not a 1! It’s a 2. Why a 2? Because I liked Leto’s Morbius and the end credits. Nothing else tho
bobevanz - 4/9/2022, 12:37 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - liking the end credits is blasphemy
Skestra - 4/9/2022, 12:45 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - It's definitely a Number 2.
TheWalkingCuban - 4/9/2022, 1:02 PM
@bobevanz - I did can’t even lie. I am ashamed tho, let’s take comfort in that fact.
TheWalkingCuban - 4/9/2022, 1:03 PM
@Skestra -
Forthas - 4/9/2022, 12:28 PM
Marvel shoud take this opportunity to begin negotiations to take back the rights to Spiderman.
LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 12:33 PM
@Forthas - The only way they get the Spider-man rights back is if they straight up buy Sony, which while not impossible is unlikely. Sony will continue to try and make these trash spin-offs since they know actual Spider-man films are guaranteed bank.
UnderBelly - 4/9/2022, 12:34 PM
@Forthas - NEVER going to happen. Sony is going to milk that spider dry..
dragon316 - 4/9/2022, 12:38 PM
@Forthas - if people think marvel can do better job at things they should replay movies how they made Thor and hulk into joke and taskmaster into woman
UnderBelly - 4/9/2022, 12:40 PM
@dragon316 - Marvel isn't perfect, but they've learnt along the way. Sony keeps making the same stupid mistakes to make a quick buck. They're not really interested in growing the franchise bit by bit, it's always a rush game with them.
Forthas - 4/9/2022, 12:41 PM
@UnderBelly -

Sony not giving Spiderman back for the right price makes no sense when you think about it. One IP cannotr make a studio competetive. If they make one Spiderman film every other year that still means that in the years where there is no Spiderman film they will not be competitive with other studios. This is the case that Marvel needs to make and craft a package of incentives and money that will get Sony to consider it.
UnderBelly - 4/9/2022, 12:44 PM
@Forthas - Na, Sony has been profiting off the spiderverse for time. its a main source of revenue for them. a one and done price is nice but doesn't have life.

They got PlayStation linked with it, a great animated franchise it's movie verse that's forever in flux.. and I'm sure a bunch of other streams like toys and misc, though that may be shared by Disney.
Forthas - 4/9/2022, 12:51 PM
@dragon316 - They did pretty well with Black Panther, Black Widow, captain America, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.. I agree bout Thor and Hulk, but they don't need to "bat 1000"...700 is good too!
Whaley87 - 4/9/2022, 12:52 PM
@dragon316 - Did you see how Fox turned Wolverine into the leader of the X-Men? Apocalypse into a joke? Murdered the Dark Phoenix storyline? Twice! How Storm was turned into a useless side character? Cyclops was given the shaft from the first film? What Fox did to Daredevil, Bullseye, Elektra etc. Or how Sony destroyed Ghost Rider and his array of characters in both films? Or what they did to Spider-Man 3? Or The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Both Venom movies? Or are you still trying to paint Marvel Studios as the comicbook studio villain?

Pathetic really.
HeeroG - 4/9/2022, 12:58 PM
@Whaley87 - This guy still babbles about Black Widow being blond on Infinity War not being comic accurate, despite the fact i already proved him worng.
SonOfAGif - 4/9/2022, 1:04 PM
@dragon316 - Thor into a joke? He is the strongest Avenger. He had the best story arc of all the heroes and we actually saw his life play out tragically instead of having to use our imagination. His solo films have the better villains with Loki and Hela and his movies have had some of the better costume designs. Thor was always awkward with humanity in the comics. Part of his charm was learning the cultures of Earth and how people speak and behave compared to Asgardians.
Whaley87 - 4/9/2022, 1:08 PM
@HeeroG - Yeah, and he never never says anything when you pose the same and more questions that other Studios have done. He thinks Marvel Studios made all the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Daredevil/Elektra films, not realising that Sony and Fox were the ones who butchered those. He'll also never say anything when you bring up a change that Warner Bros made to all their DC characters. In his eyes, they can do no wrong.
LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 1:11 PM
@Forthas - This is a simple case of, why would Sony sell the goose that lays the golden eggs when they can sell the eggs forever? There is literally no price high enough for full control over the Spider-man IP, an IP that will make money FOREVER! Why would they sell that off?

Sony knows that they can't compete against Disney and WB with Spidey alone hence why they are trying to leverage their gaming IP's to add to their film portfolio. It makes no sense for them to give away their top IP for a set number when they can't use that money to gain a larger number of popular IP's.

Sony had the chance to own all of Marvel and turned it down, they won't compound that mistake by selling off the most valuable character in the superhero genre.
LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 1:12 PM
@UnderBelly - Sony doesn't get any of that merch money unless they made a new deal with Disney. Like idiots they gave that away for nothing.
UnderBelly - 4/9/2022, 1:14 PM
@LongMayHeReign - ah ok.
LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 1:19 PM
@HeeroG - Bruh this dude is a walking contradiction. He criticizes fans for wanting comic accurate casting for characters calling it "racist casting", and then turns around and criticizes Marvel for not being comic accurate.

Dude is an absolute moron seeking attention from everyone willing to decipher his gibberish posts.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/9/2022, 1:28 PM
@Forthas - Sony just made $2B with NWH, and both Venom movies made more than most MCU movies...sure, lets sell the rights back, lets also burn money while we jump from the roof.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/9/2022, 1:29 PM
@LongMayHeReign - Disney is still wondering how the hell they spent $72B on Fox...I think Sony buying Disney is more likely than Disney buying Sony...
LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 2:09 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 -

TheHumanSpider2 - 4/9/2022, 2:44 PM
@LongMayHeReign -

2022, and people still dont know how to use Google

LongMayHeReign - 4/9/2022, 3:47 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 - So let me get this straight, you believe a company whose net worth is $5B less than that of another company has a better chance of purchasing said company than the other way around?

*clears throat*

DeadClunge - 4/9/2022, 4:05 PM
@LongMayHeReign - this laugh always gets me 🤣😅🤣

Don't mind coleco he likes to make bold claims 🤣
Whaley87 - 4/9/2022, 5:15 PM
@MoonClunge - Lol, he'll block you now that you've called him by his true name. He does that when people find out.
DeadClunge - 4/9/2022, 6:38 PM
@Whaley87 - 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 damn I keep getting blocked by people 🤷🏿‍♂️

The clunge is harmless!!!
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