Morbius is resurrected by memes, flops on day one back in theaters


morbius is back in theaters – despite no one asking – and its unpopularity is only making itself clearer. The film made just $85,000 Friday after returning to more than 1,000 theaters, bringing its domestic cumulative amount to $73.6 million (via Forbes

morbius was originally released on April 1, and was not the most well received. In The edge‘s review of the film, our TV and film reporter, Charles Pulliam-Moore, says: morbiusThe pace, plot and execution of the lead actors feel “ill-conceived” and “cast doubt on Sony’s grand project of build an entire cinematic universe on Spider-Man’s back

Sony probably re-released the movie in the hopes that renewed interest in the “it’s morbin’ time” meme would somehow bring about a second bigger wave of people being moved by the Spider Man spin off. But it turns out that a meme’s popularity doesn’t directly correlate with genuine interest — who could have guessed?

In an even more cringey move, Jared Leto — the star of morbius – just had to join the meme, post a video on Twitter that shows he is reading from a fake script titled Morbius 2: It’s Morbin’ Time† Here’s to hoping Sony is kidding us all and not planning on making Dr. Morbius to make a cameo in the next one Spider Man with its hip new slogan, or worse yet, get a sequel.


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