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†[Dawn Of The Seven] is back!” wrote Vought International on Twitter. “Even though we’re still in theaters, we’ve heard all your tweets and will be re-released this week! Don’t miss your chance to relive all the action: use the code ITS-MAEVIN-TIME to get a discount on your second ticket until June 30th.” Dawn of the Seven itself is a reference to real-life movies Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from DC and Warner Bros. directed by Zack Snyder.
Sony announced morbius would return to 1,037 theaters in the United States for a tenth weekend, despite making a total of just $73.3 million at the domestic box office. In short, the reissue of the Jared Leto-led Spider Man spin-off film earned a total of $85,000, resulting in a total $280,000 weekend cume. This brought the total domestic earnings for morbius from $73.3 million to $73.6 million, representing an average of $270 per theater. Despite the poor re-release revenue, a fan petition began circulating calling on Sony to… morbius to the cinema for the third time.
It is noteworthy that prior to the reissue, morbius was trending with a flurry of memes popping up all over the internet, including fan edits that put Leto’s Morbius in other movies and television series, such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and You better call Saul† Specifically, the phrase, “It’s time for Morbin!” (a play on the Power Rangers tagline, “It’s morphin’ time!”) has also become increasingly popular among Marvel fans who joke about the film.
While total domestic box office receipts were less than great, morbius had a relatively solid opening weekend when it first hit theaters at $39 million, just below the $40 million projections based on Thursday’s preview revenue. morbiusIts solid opening weekend was despite overwhelmingly negative early reviews from critics, with many citing the film’s “messy” plot and “visually confusing” CGI as the film’s biggest problems. However, many have praised Matt Smith’s strong performance as the antagonist, as well as the film’s handling of the horror genre. Currently, morbius has a “rotten” rating of 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, although it has an overall audience rating of 71%.
morbius follows Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Leto, who gives himself transgenic vampirism in an attempt to cure his rare blood disease. The film marks the third entry in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, with the first two being venom and the sequel, Let there be a bloodbath† Created by writer Roy Thomas and designed by artist Gil Kane, Morbius debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #101, published by Marvel Comics in October 1971.
morbius is currently available for digital purchase. The film will be released on Tuesday, June 14 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.