The movie audience has spoken. They’ve sent a message to Sony Pictures: Please, no more “Morbius.”
For some reason, Sony put the failed Marvel adventure back into 1,000 theaters this weekend after it had trickled down to just 83.
The result was a $300,000 weekend, meaning Sony made half of that. Very people went to see the already well-played film. On Friday and Sunday, the average per theater was $82. It was a little better on Saturday, with $125.
But the experiment was a waste of time. It also engendered a lot of ribbing on social media. As I told you Saturday, even the movie’s star, Jared Leto, mocked the idea of a sequel.
“Morbius,” a spin off from the Spider Man universe, will likely get cut back down size this Friday before ending its unheralded run just south of $74 million.