Marvel’s superhero drama ‘Morbius’ was one of the most anticipated films of 2022, and the audience eagerly waited for its release, and eventually, ”Morbius’ was released in domestic theaters, but the film has only disappointed the audience and critics. Jered Leto’s ‘Morbius’ has received mostly negative reviews from critics and the audience.
But despite ‘Morbius’ receiving negative reviews from critics, according to reports, ‘Morbius’ has performed well at the box office, and everyone knows that the box office of the film is more important than compared to reviews of the film, especially for filmmakers.
Is Morbius Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, Jared Leto’s superhero drama ‘Morbius’ released on April 1, 2022, in more than 4200 domestic theaters, collected $17.30 million on its opening day and $39 million on its opening weekend at the domestic (USA & Canada) box office. Overall, ‘Morbius’ has so far collected $73 million at the domestic (USA & Canada) box office and $163 million at the worldwide box office, including $90 million at the international window. The production budget for ‘Morbius’ is $75 million.
‘Morbius’ performed well at the box office on opening week, and the film completed its budget in less than a week, and that’s good for filmmakers despite receiving negative reviews from the audience and critics. But after week one, ‘Morbius’ crashed at the box office, and overall, looking at the current box office and budget, the news portals declared ‘Morbius’ is a Flop film at the box office because the makers also spent millions on P&A.
If we talk about what is the reason for the first week succes of ‘Morbius’ at the box office, then it’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Everyone knows that ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ was received a positive response from critics and the audience in all terms, be it reviews or box office. Due to this, the audience shows their interest in ‘Morbius’ because Morbius’ character is also a part of Spider-Man comics. But the makers have completely failed to bring the special identity of the Morbius character to the audience, and even though the makers have not lost their money by ‘Morbius’, it has made a big difference in the reputation of Sony Pictures and Marvel.
Talking about exact critical responses, then ‘Morbius’ received a 5.1/10* IMDb rating based on 47k votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it is scored 16/100% based on 252 reviews.
The director of ‘Morbius’ is Daniel Espinosa and stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Michael Keaton, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. ‘Morbius’ is produced under the production banners of Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.