Thursday, May 23, 2024

Much Derided Spider Verse Chapter “Morbius” Checks in with $11.4 Mil Friday, Total $17.1 Mil


“Morbius” lives, sort of.

The much derided Marvel-Sony movie starring (Oscar winner) Jared Leto came in last night with $11.4  million. That brings its total including Thursday previews to $17.1 million. It’s shooting for a $40 mil opening weekend.

“Morbius” has a lowly 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. Few critics or bloggers liked it. Many called it the worst Marvel film ever.

Ah, the highs and the lows. From “Spider Man: No Way Home” to this. From “Black Panther” to this. That’s life!

“Morbius” is an installment of the Spider-Verse but so far more chapters, at least told like this, won’t be happening.

Check in tomorrow.


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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