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...

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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