MORBIUS Prepares For A Massive Box Office Drop This Weekend As SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Races To #1

MORBIUS Prepares For A Massive Box Office Drop This Weekend As SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 Races To #1

Unsurprisingly, early box office estimates suggest Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will open at #1 this weekend, with poor word of mouth expected to knock Morbius' teeth out during its second week of release...

By JoshWilding - Apr 07, 2022 09:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Sonic the Hedgehog
Source: Variety (via GameFragger.com)

Despite mostly negative reviews, Morbius performed better than expected (to some extent, anyway) when it arrived in theaters with a $39.1 million opening weekend. However, thanks to poor word of mouth, you won't be surprised to learn that Sony's Marvel movie is looking at a decline of 55% - 60% this weekend, though Variety (via GameFagger.com) believes it could drop by as much as 65% to 70%! 

Either way, $15 million is on the higher end of what Morbius is looking to collect, making it easy prey for a certain blue hedgehog. Preview screenings for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 began yesterday evening, and early estimates point to a $55 million opening. It could go even higher, and Paramount Pictures has to be pleased with these numbers seeing as the first movie debuted to $58 million in 2020.

Internationally, the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has already grossed a solid $29.8 million. 

Michael Bay's Ambulance isn't expected to do particularly well with $10 million, meaning it will likely be topped by Morbius for a debut at #3. There was a time when the filmmaker was a huge draw, but that no longer appears to be the case, and this is definitely a disappointing estimate for a movie that stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman). 

"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."

What do you plan to watch on the big screen this weekend?

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DannRamm113
DannRamm113 - 4/7/2022, 9:12 AM
I plan on watching the real multiverse this weekend

bcom
bcom - 4/7/2022, 8:34 PM
@DannRamm113 - Michelle Yeoh is already a legend, but I have a feeling this movie is going to launch her star power into the stratosphere.
Twenty23Three
Twenty23Three - 4/7/2022, 9:19 AM
Sonic 2 was great, even better than the first.
WakandanQueen
WakandanQueen - 4/7/2022, 9:19 AM
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is gonna be my Gotti.
xfactor
xfactor - 4/7/2022, 9:20 AM
Good, I hope sonic grinds morbius into ground with his sneakers.
HannibalLecter
HannibalLecter - 4/7/2022, 9:32 AM
Glad they're sticking to the source material

Spidey91
Spidey91 - 4/7/2022, 10:26 AM
me watching Sony's efforts starting to fail
DudeGuy
DudeGuy - 4/7/2022, 10:41 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed the first one. Looking forward to seeing this one.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 4/7/2022, 11:13 AM


Too soon?
TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 4/7/2022, 12:47 PM
@Reeds2Much - can’t tell the difference.
ChimiFnChangas
ChimiFnChangas - 4/7/2022, 3:48 PM
@Reeds2Much -
hypersonic55
hypersonic55 - 4/7/2022, 11:13 AM
I saw the film last week and had a blast with it. While there are some issues with the pacing and certain aspects of the human characters, when the film is firing on all cylinders it is SO GOOD! The game references, action and introduction of Tails and Knuckles are perfect.
TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 4/7/2022, 12:46 PM
@hypersonic55 - does the movie feel like a Sonic film? The first movie felt like a movie that featured Sonic (who could be replaced with a billion other characters). The first one, I had to force myself to watch it fully.
hypersonic55
hypersonic55 - 4/10/2022, 11:56 AM
@TheSuperMex - Absolutely. It definitely taps into the games beyond just visual references, it really taps into certain plot elements and mythology of the games in a fun, faithful and unique kind of way. If you're a fan of the games you'll be very pleased, especially during the final act of the film and the post-credit scene.
TheHumanSpider2
TheHumanSpider2 - 4/7/2022, 11:35 AM
80% drop
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 4/7/2022, 8:52 PM
Saw this last night.. IT WAS AWESOME!!!! Only problem was the laid why too much into the human story. At one point I forgot this was a Sonic movie. Everything else was awesome! Knuckle vs Sonic fight.....sooooo good
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