After the stupendous success of superhero movies at the box office in the recent weeks there has been a slight lull. However, the newest comic book adventure from Universe of Marvel Characters “Morbius”opened at the top position followed by Paramount’s action-adventure “The Lost City” and “The Batman” is now at the third position.
Sony’s “Morbius” cashed in $39.1 million after its release in 4,268 screens across theaters in North America in its first weekend and $44.9 million in international releases increasing its global total to $84 million.
The vampire-infused comic book movie cost Sony $75 million though it spent a lot of money—several million on advertising, as well.
Jared Leto stars in the title role. Michael Morbius is a renowned biochemist who is transformed into a vampire when he attempts to cure himself. He suffers from a rare blood disease. The cast also includes
Jared Harris and Michael Keaton.
The Daniel Espinosa directed movie has received an average response from both critics and moviegoers with a CinemaScore of C+ and 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Sony is planning to release other stand alone movies from the Universe of Marvel Characters including Aaron Taylor-Johnson as “Kraven the Hunter” and Dakota Johnson as “Madame Web.”
Morbius will soon face competition and might be dethroned from its No. 1 position as April 8 will see the release of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and the much awaited Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” on April 15.
Paramount’s “The Lost City” is at No. 2, in its second weekend at the box office. The Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum romantic comedy grossed $14.8 million this weekend and its total has reached $54.5 million and is still a bit short of its $68 million cost.
Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman” is at the third position with $10.8 million. It has grossed $349 million domestic sales and continues to do well internationally. It has crossed $710.5 million as revenues from its worldwide collection and is the top domestic and international movie of the year, to date.
Tom Holland’s “Unchartered,” a movie that is adapted from a video game, is at the fourth position with $3.6 million while Crunchyroll’s anime film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 collected $1.9 million this weekend at the box office.