Sony’s new Marvel movie, “Morbius,” starring Jared Leto, debuted at $ 39 million at the North American box office.
So far, “Morbius” has generated revenue of $ 44.9 million internationally. The film ran in 4,268 theaters in the first weekend of release, and total revenue is $ 84 million.
But even though it already has high revenues, Morbius’ first weekend box office is less than Venom and Let There Be Carnage combined, according to Screenrant. Despite the devastating reviews and low scores on Rotten Tomatoes, both Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage excelled at the box office, apparently proving that Marvel can exist on the big screen without an MCU or good scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Morbius has a long way to go before it becomes clear if it is a box office success, but there are a few things we can learn from its box office opening numbers over the weekend, compared to Venom and MCU.
How Morbius is doing on the receipts
Sony has spent $ 75 million to produce Morbius. It’s a much smaller amount than superhero movie studios usually pay. Jared Leto is Michael Morbius, a famous biochemist who turns into a vampire after trying to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Daniel Espinosa is the director, and the cast also includes: Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Michael Keaton, who resumes his role from the previous “Spider-Man” movies.
For reference, Spider-Man: No Way Home has become one of the highest-grossing films of all time and MCU releases, reaching $ 1 billion before the pandemic. Spider-Man: No Way Home makes history. One of the biggest achievements of the film is that it became the sixth highest grossing film in history. Specifically, globally, $ 1.691 million. The film returned to the top spot in the North American box office six weeks after its release, adding $ 14.1 million in revenue from 3,705 theaters over a weekend.