Morbius may have suffered from some negative reviews but that hasn't stopped fans from ensuring a major victory for the film. It has just been confirmed that the Jared Leto movie brought in over $39 million on its opening weekend and has topped the domestic box office!
We already knew that Morbius would be off to a great start. It was previously reported that the Sony Pictures film delivered $17.1 million on its opening day and was projected to haul in $41.5 million during the weekend. Although it didn't quite reach the prediction, Morbius still did a great job by bringing in $39.1 million at the domestic box office and defeating The Batman this weekend.
It's an awesome start for Morbius although it seemed like everyone didn't quite enjoy the movie. Netizens have been dropping memes about how terrible the film is and claiming that Matt Smith is its only redeeming factor. On the other hand, there is a chance that things will get better for the movie once more reviews are shared next week.
In addition to the awesome domestic box office performance, Morbius also earned $44.9 million globally which gives it a grand total of $84 million. It's already considered a huge success for Sony Pictures and things could continue to look up next week.
Morbius follows Dr. Michael Morbius, a man suffering from a rare blood disorder. In an effort to save himself and others afflicted by the disease, Michael makes a decision that causes drastic changes in his body. Will his new condition get the better of him or can Michael become the hero he hopes he could be?
The movie stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Al Madrigal, Corey Johnson, Archie Renaux, and Michael Keaton. Morbius is now screening in theaters in the US and Canada.