Sunday, June 16, 2024

Box Office: Despite Terrible Reviews, Sony’s “Morbius” Posts $5.7 Mil Preview Night


“Morbius” has not won the hearts of reviewers or bloggers.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the Sony Spiderverse movie has a very very low 15%. That’s about as bad as it can be.

Nevertheless, a lot of people went to see it last night in previews. The total was $5.7 million. That could point to a $22 million opening weekend.

Jared Leto leads the cast, and apparently he leads them right down a hill. Sony thought this would be a sequel of sorts to “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” another Spiderverse movie that got great reviews and made a fortune — $500 million worldwide. That will not be happening this time. Previews for “Carnage” came to $11.6 million.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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