Morbius is a week away, and the estimates for the opening weekend suggest a respectable opening weekend, but also the lowest for a live-action Spider-Man movie.
Estimates have been made Morbius‘opening weekend, and they indicate that spinoff will be the lowest opening for a live-action Spider-Man movie. Originally premiered in July 2020, the film has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was set for January 2022, but the film was delayed until April 1, 2022, in part because of how good Spider-Man: No Way Home appeared at the box office, giving both films space at the box office to thrive.
Sony has a lot to drive on Morbiusas they want the film to continue the success of both Married and Venom: Let there be carnage to continue Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Follow Morbius, the studio also has plans for Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor Johnson and Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson. The studio has even begun to spoil the film in the run-up to the film’s release in hopes of creating excitement for the franchise’s future despite early adverse reactions to Morbius.
In a recent report from Deadline regarding box office success and industry impact of Spider-Man: No Way Home, estimates for Morbius’ opening weekend were revealed. According to Deadline estimated that the film is expected to open for $ 50 million. That would make it the lowest opening weekend for a live-action Spider-Man movie, but it would be over the opening weekend for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which opened at $ 35 million.
For $ 50 million, Morbius‘opening weekend is well below the openings of Married ($ 80 million) and Venom: Let there be carnage ($ 90 million), and far below any movie with Spider-Man. The lowest opening for a live-action Spider-Man was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 to $ 91 million. Morbius’ the opening weekend would be higher than Wonder Woman 1984, The suicide groupand New mutants, however, all of these films opened during the COVID-19 pandemic and were opened when some cinemas were either closed or had hybrid releases. However, Morbius‘opening weekend would be higher than both Birds of prey $ 33 million and X-Men: Dark Phoenix $ 32 million.
With an expected budget of $ 75 million, a $ 50 million opening weekend for Morbius would still be a win for Sony as it could probably earn its budget back within two weeks of its release in the domestic market. The future of Morbius in the franchise is still unknown, but the filmmakers have teased a potential team-up between Morbius and others Spider-Man villains to form The Sinister Six. Leto has even teased wanting a crossover with Venom. Much of this will be determined by how the audience responds Morbius when it opens in cinemas.
- Morbius (2022)Release Date: April 1, 2022
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (2022)Release Date: October 7, 2022
- Kraven the Hunter (2023)Release Date: January 13, 2023
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