‘Morbius’ Breaks Unenviable Box Office Record
The next great film in Sony’s developing universe of Spider-Man characters has just become the worst kind of unique, as Morbius breaks an unenviable box office record.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was easily the biggest film of the pandemic era, and almost stands alone as one of the greatest Spider-Man films to be made; with Sony using its success to justify moving forward with their plans for their very own interconnected film universe.
Morbius follows in the footsteps of Venom, as the very first film to attempt to build this universe around characters closely related to Spider-Man; with both Venom and Morbius being anti-heroes who spend some time as major villains.
Yet, it appears as though Sony’s latest film- not having the guidance and expertise of Marvel Studios- has not lived up to its expectations; as Morbius breaks an unenviable box office record.
Forbes has recently reported that Morbius brought in $2.95 million at the start of its second weekend in the domestic box office, with would give the film an 83% drop from its box office earnings just a week before.
The total second weekend would gather to an amount of around $9.9 million, which would still give it a record-breaking drop of 75%, something that is nearly unheard of, especially in a film genre that is among the most popular on the planet.
With those numbers in consideration, it appears as though the film will achieve a ten-day box office earning of $57 million; which puts it ahead of some more disappointing superhero films of the pre-pandemic era.
The film, financially, did fairly well considering the overwhelmingly negative reception it received from the critical community and the rather convoluted nature of a story that doesn’t sport the same appeal of something like Venom.
Only time will tell how things shake out for Morbius, and what effect his performance has on the future of Sony’s film franchise of Spider-Man characters; one thing is certain, however, as this cannot have been how Sony envisioned the film doing financially.