Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius’ Bites Off $39M in U.S. – The Hollywood Reporter

Jared Leto’s new movie Morbius grossed $39.1 million from 4,268 theaters in its domestic box office debut, in line with expectations after withering reviews. Worldwide, it grossed $84 million.

The film is Sony’s latest attempt to extract the comic book characters it controls as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man universe following the huge success of its Spiderman and Poison films. However, experts stress that Morbius It’s not a traditional superhero offering, but more of a dark genre thriller revolving around a vampire. (This message is not a surprise, considering Morbiusmodest opening.)

Director Daniel Espinosa’s film sees Leto juggling time as the brilliant Dr. Michael Morbius, who has spent his life searching for a cure for the rare deadly blood disease that afflicts him, and as the bloodsucking monster he becomes, which fills his soul with horror.

Morbius cost $75 million pre-market, far less than a marquee superhero offering like Spider-Man: No Way Homeand also less than Poison. Men pushed the movie (60 percent), while nearly two-thirds of ticket buyers were between the ages of 18 and 34.

Friday’s haul of $17.1 million included $5.7 million in Thursday previews.

Morbius it has only a 17 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics. Audiences are also mixed, earning it a C+ CinemaScore, while PostTrak exit scores are equally lackluster. The audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 67 percent.

Matt Smith and Adria Arjona also star in the origin story of Marvel’s conflicted anti-hero alongside Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.

Morbius he had no trouble winning the weekend, both domestically and internationally, grossing $44.9 million from 62 markets for a worldwide tally of $84 million. So far, there is no talk of a sequel.

by Paramount The lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, ranked second nationally in its second year with $14.8 million for a North American bill of $54.6 million. So far, it has only been released in 17 overseas markets for an initial total of $7 million overseas and $61.6 million worldwide.

Paramount’s great player abroad was sonic the hedgehog 2which will launch in select markets ahead of its national launch on April 8. sonic 2 opened at $25.5 million from 31 markets.

Warner Bros.’ the batman it sailed past the $700 million mark globally, earning another $10.8 million domestically to place third, and $13.4 million overseas for a worldwide total of $710.5 million. Sometime on Monday or Tuesday, the superhero photo will cross $350 million in North America.

sony Unexplored — which now stands at $373.1 million worldwide — ranked fourth domestically ($3.6 million), while Japanese anime reached jujutsu kaisen he rounded out the top five with $1.9 million for a domestic tally of $31.4 million.

At the specialized box office, A24’s everything everywhere at once he entered the top 10, earning $1 million from 38 locations for an impressive $26,631 per location average.

New special offers included Focus Features’ You will not be alone. The film, by Goran Stolevski in his feature directorial debut, grossed $125,000 from 147 theaters. On Sunday, Focus announced that it had picked up the Australian filmmaker’s second feature film, of an age.

April 2, 9 a.m. Updated with Friday’s numbers.
April 3, 8 a.m. Updated with weekend numbers.

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