MORBIUS Flops During Second Weekend As SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Zooms To #1 With An A CinemaScore

MORBIUS Flops During Second Weekend As SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Zooms To #1 With An A CinemaScore MORBIUS Flops During Second Weekend As SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Zooms To #1 With An A CinemaScore

Morbius cemented its status as a box office flop at the North American box office this weekend, while Sonic the Hedgehog 2 raced straight to the #1 spot with a massive $71 million debut. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - Apr 10, 2022 02:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Sonic the Hedgehog
Source: Deadline (via

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 exceeded expectations at the North American box office this weekend, opening with a whopping $71 million. That's the biggest opening weekend of Jim Carrey's career, and a figure that's far beyond the $58 million its predecessor earned back in 2020. The movie's release also marks Paramount Pictures' best three-day weekend since 2014.

With a debut like this, it's no wonder the studio is moving forward with both Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and a Knuckles spinoff. Despite earning a 67% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the sequel has been a hit with moviegoers, something that's evident from its 97% Audience Score and an impressive "A" CinemaScore, the same grade as Sonic the Hedgehog.

It wasn't all good news for movies this weekend, however, as Michael Bay's Ambulance opened at #4 with a disappointing $8.7 million opening.

The Lost City beat the action flick with $9.1 million, while Morbius dropped to #2 with a lowly $10.2 million. Sony Pictures' latest Marvel Comics adaptation is shaping up to be a box office flop, so we're not banking on a sequel ever materialising. The Batman, meanwhile, rounded out the top 5 with a solid $6.5 million, taking its domestic total to $358.8 million since it opened last month.

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a truly great video game movie and a sequel that delivers on all fronts," we said in our recent review of the sequel. "Action-packed, hilarious, and full of fun references, this fan-pleasing adventure is a game we'll happily play again."

Check out a new TV spot for the movie (with a familiar website) in the player below:

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3 Banner Reveals A First Look At The Threequel's Heroes And Keanu Reeves' Shadow

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3 Banner Reveals A First Look At The Threequel's Heroes And Keanu Reeves' Shadow

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TheWalkingCuban - 4/10/2022, 2:46 PM

“The multiverse works in mysterious ways, it lead me here, and it spoke to me… it said shut up”
kylo0607 - 4/10/2022, 2:46 PM
Let it crash and burn lol
Moriakum - 4/10/2022, 2:48 PM
Spidey91 - 4/10/2022, 2:48 PM
looks like the limp vampire was no match for the fastest thing alive

as for Flopius and Sony
DrReedRichards - 4/10/2022, 2:54 PM
kRAVENkIaw - 4/10/2022, 2:54 PM
Sonic 2 was super fun. Knuckles and Robotnik especially were great. Hoping we get Sonic 3 with Jim as Robotnik before he retires. Looking forward to the Knuckles series, too. Hopefully the Chaotix or Rogue the Bat pop up in it. Maybe even Chaos.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/10/2022, 4:31 PM
@kRAVENkIaw - He waited 20 years for a comeback, he is not retiring NOW.
Worst case scenario, he is sitting the next one out to comeback in the fourth movie (appearing in a post-credits scene in 3).
NinnesMBC - 4/10/2022, 2:55 PM
I hope I can see the sequel this week!
HeavyMetal4Life - 4/10/2022, 2:57 PM
I saw the box office result on another site and was curious how long it would take for Josh or Ror to talk about Morbius flopping on here :-P
dracula - 4/10/2022, 3:00 PM
wonder who will play rouge in the next one since they seem to be adapting adventure 2

she needs to play amy

kRAVENkIaw - 4/10/2022, 3:03 PM
@dracula -
Can’t remember where I saw it, but I saw someone mention continuing the whole theme of “growing up” with Sonic by having him actually have a thing for Amy and kind of figuring those emotions out. With how each new animal character has been introduced with a specific narrative theme, I think that’d be a cool and heartfelt way to work her in. I don’t know how they’d do it otherwise without her just being “there”, if that makes sense.
dracula - 4/10/2022, 3:23 PM
@kRAVENkIaw - yeah I can see that
dragon316 - 4/10/2022, 5:21 PM
@dracula - that’s one character I can’t stand on sonic team is amy anyone but her
comicfan100 - 4/10/2022, 6:32 PM
@dracula - If they stick with celebrities voicing the characters, I'd say Charlize Theron for Rouge. I like your choice for Amy, though. Also, I feel as though they're gonna get Keanu Reeves for Shadow.
cyclopsprime - 4/10/2022, 8:00 PM
@dracula - nothing like a ducktales reunion
dracula - 4/10/2022, 8:16 PM
@cyclopsprime - exactly, plus the two of them had the most fun episodes
eGGtheGreat - 4/10/2022, 3:06 PM
I hope Jim Carrey does Robotnik at least one more time
MUTO123 - 4/10/2022, 3:08 PM
I don't even really care about Sonic, but nonetheless...
Spawnnn - 4/10/2022, 3:19 PM
This trash will still make more money than "The Suicide Squad" and it makes me sick.
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/10/2022, 4:32 PM
@Spawnnn - R-rating, movie theathers working at half capacity, the brand was tainted, dual release on streaming...poor movie never stood a chance.
bobevanz - 4/10/2022, 4:40 PM
@Spawnnn - cry about it
JDL - 4/10/2022, 6:52 PM
@TheHumanSpider2 - This hurts. I agree with ya.
MrDandy - 4/10/2022, 3:21 PM
Usually I don’t root for a movie to fail…but this needs to die. It needs to bomb hard. Sony is actively keeping the MCU from being able to adapt their own (probably better) version of characters like Venom and Kraven, and they’re now directly messing with the MCU timeline and canon by pulling their characters into this sh*tty side universe.

Let it die.
GeneralZod - 4/10/2022, 3:42 PM
@MrDandy - I argue the opposite. There are plenty more Sony misses than hits, but I like that another studio takes a different approach to Marvel character story-telling and gives us characters we would not see this decade if we waited for Marvel Studios to produce the content. It is almost certain that Hardy-Venom will appear in a Tom Holland/Spidey Marvel Studios film, and audiences will absolutely go bonkers in support. Let them try Kraven, and let's see what happens. It's too bad Morbius got punished critically because a 70% RT audience score is not bad at all. (Sony should have spilled the blood bags and gone Rated R on this -- like the old Blade movies.)
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/10/2022, 4:37 PM
@MrDandy - General audiences dont know the diference between Disney, Fox, or Sony, they just know "Marvel", when one of these movies fail, it damaged the Marvel brand in general...
dragon316 - 4/10/2022, 5:33 PM
@MrDandy - like marvel did with taskmaster and making joke out of hulk and Thor
dragon316 - 4/10/2022, 5:35 PM
@MrDandy - what marvel did with taskmaster making joke out of hulk and Thor
dragon316 - 4/10/2022, 5:38 PM
@GeneralZod - day I believe rotten tomatoes and move critics score effect how well move does at box office is day I become president both transformers sequels have score of below 40 and both back to back made billion .,

Morbious score 70 have nothing to do with it it was other reason we don’t know about not from comic fans but average movie fan who does not read comics does not know about character until they see them on movie screen
Nunyabiz - 4/10/2022, 6:30 PM
@dragon316 - Bro Thor really is just stupid.
Whaley87 - 4/11/2022, 1:26 PM
@Nunyabiz - Mate, @dragon316 hasn't read a single Marvel comic book in his life, you can tell from his comments.
WakandanQueen - 4/10/2022, 3:21 PM
The Sonic cinematic universe is upon us!

Batman is holding up nicely!
dracula - 4/10/2022, 3:26 PM
@WakandanQueen - the batman will probably finish its run at 750 million

even if people watch it in theaters after it hits hbomax, it wont be enough to getto 800
asherman93 - 4/10/2022, 6:54 PM
@WakandanQueen - As long as they don't directly adapt anything Ken Panders put out, I could see Sonic working as an ongoing franchise film-wise.
LongMayHeReign - 4/10/2022, 3:22 PM
Sonic doing the Lord's work casting out that demon Morbius!

Someone needs to make a Sonic version of this...

Reeds2Much - 4/10/2022, 3:57 PM
@LongMayHeReign -
LongMayHeReign - 4/11/2022, 12:47 AM
@Reeds2Much -

inkniron - 4/10/2022, 3:26 PM
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.
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