‘Morbius’ Surpasses $100 Million at the Global Box Office
One of the most negatively received films in Sony and Marvel’s recent run of superhero epics has proven not able to be stopped, as Morbius surpasses $100 million at the box office.
There are few films that have had as tumultuous a journey to finally reaching their theatrical audience than the Jared Leto-starring Morbius.
Following the iconic Spider-Man antihero, Morbius is a vampiric monster who is formerly a doctor dedicated to finding a cure for an incurable illness.
The film set records for being the most delayed movie of all time, with the global pandemic profoundly impacting the film’s release to a theatrical audience.
That wasn’t where the tumultuous climb ended, however, as Morbius was then forced to combat what was an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and fans alike.
The film hit theaters last weekend, as the continued development of Sony’s growing film franchise of Spider-Man characters; as Morbius has already surpassed $100 million at the global box office.
A recent report from ComicBook.com stated that the film’s opening domestic box office turn which garnered it $39 million, was followed up by $46.9 domestically and $55. 8 million international for well over the $100 million mark.
It is an interesting case study to attempt to define whether or not Morbius box office numbers should be perceived as a success or a failure.
In the grand scheme of films being released in the pandemic era, Morbius had a tremendous opening weekend, while having proved that people are very much interested.
Yet, if the film is graded by the high standard of Sony’s last comic book movie epic, then Morbius would seem like a colossal failure, with Spider-Man: No Way Home continuing to set records for its immense financial success.
This seems to continue to be the issue for Sony, as they don’t seem equipped to functional establish the film franchise model they so desperately want to emulate.
We can only hope that the film will continue to grow, and the character can- in some way- be redeemed through a showing at the box office.