Morbius Wins the Weekend Domestic Box Office With Ticket Sales of $39.1 Million

Morbius has secured a weekend domestic box office victory with ticket sales of $39.1 million.

As reported by Variety, Sony’s latest superhero blockbuster brought in another $44.9 million at the international box office, bringing its global tally to $84 million. The Jared Leto-led film cost sony $75 million to produce, which is less than the price tag of most other superhero movies.

It also brought in considerably less than Sony’s two other pandemic-era comic book movies, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Spider-Man opened to $260 million and Venom started off strong with $90 million.

Morbius is obviously a lesser-known character than Spider-Man or Venom, so it is a bit of a harder climb for the film alongside its subpar reviews. Morbius currently has a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, and we here at IGN gave it a 5/10.

In our Morbius review, we said that it is “Morbius is an origin story that lacks fangs and bite, marred by shoddy computer-digital fights and an overly serious tone that does the darkened flick no favors.”

The Lost City, the film that stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and won last weekend’s box office over The Batman, took second place with $14.8 million. This performance brings its domestic total to $54.5 million.

Speaking of The Batman, the latest big-screen tale of the Dark Knight secured third place with $10.8 million. The Batman has crossed $349 million at the domestic box office and has reached $710.5 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five were Uncharted and Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, movies that brought in $3.6 million and $1.9 million, respectively.

All of these films will have tough competition from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on April 8 and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore on April 15.

For more Morbius, check out our explainer of the ending and post-credits scene, how Morbius sets up the future of Sony’s Spider-Man universe, and our biggest WTF questions after leaving the theater.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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