By Stephen Ippolito | April 3rd, 2022
Despite being bombarded with bad reviews, Sony’s latest Spider-Man villain movie Morbius, managed to bring in a decent amount of cash during its first weekend. Earlier today, it was revealed that the Jared Leto-led film made $39M at the box office during its opening weekend in North America. Worldwide, the film brought in $84M.
While the amount is significantly lower than the studio’s last Sony Spider-Man Universe movie (Venom: Let There Be Carnage $90M), it’s still higher than what it was predicted to do ($33M). Given that it only cost $75M to make, it also does stand a decent chance of turning a profit for the studio.
As mentioned before, critics were not kind to Morbius in their reviews. At the moment, it currently holds a 17% rating on Rotton Tomatoes. The site’s Critics Consensus review described it as “Cursed with uninspired effects, rote performances, and a borderline nonsensical story, this dreary mess is a vein attempt to make Morbius happen.” The audience score suggests that viewers favored it more than the critics as it was significantly higher (70%).
It will be interesting to see if Morbius earns enough money for the studio to go ahead with a sequel. Given what’s been reported about the film’s mid/post-credits scenes, it does seem like Sony wants Leto to continue playing The Living Vampire.