Sony’s latest entry with its own world of Marvel characters, Morbius, earned $5.7 million in Thursday’s box office preview and many more during its opening weekend. The Wrap reports that the horror car led by Jared Leto opened its doors at about 4,200 locations this weekend and is available on IMAX and PLF screens. In the Friday-Sunday period in the US, Morbius made $39.1 million.
Globally, Morbius has now made $84 million, according to figures posted by Deadline. Morbius has a relatively lower budget for a Marvel-related project, with a production cost of between $75 million and $83 million, according to Deadline. Other Marvel movies cost hundreds of millions to produce. As such, Morbius is expected to turn a profit, a film finance source told Deadline.
The $5.7 million Morbius earned in its previews is just under the $5.9 million that DC/Warner Bros. Shazam was back in 2019. Shazam then went on to earn $53.5 million for the opening weekend. While Sony is expecting $33 million from the Daniel Espinosa-directed film, box office watchers have assessed it at around $40-50 million. It comes around the low end.
Morbius is Sony’s attempt to recapture some of the Venom magic they surprisingly captured in 2018 and looks set to continue with more feature films that tackle the Spider-Man anti-heroes Kraven the Hunter with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Madame Web. Similarly, Venom earned $10 million on opening night but went on to earn $80 million for its weekend.
The superhero horror film has encountered many delays during the pandemic and was originally scheduled for release in July 2020. Morbius is currently 36 years old, but with an 8.0 to an audience. Metacritic. For more on what to expect, check out GameSpot’s Morbius . Reviews.