- Morbius currently has a 17% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The film is wildly successful in one sense, though: it’s become a viral meme.
- Due to this, Sony has decided to re-release the movie in theaters.
Proving that there is truly no limit to which meme culture can bleed into real life, reports indicate that Sony Pictures will be re-releasing Morbius in 1,000 theaters across the country due to the popularity of the viral meme.
Sony is re-releasing Morbius in theaters, apparently due to the popularity of the meme
Although we don’t have exact numbers, we can confirm through a trawl of Fandango that the Jared Leto-starring film has been booked for one or two showings a day in major movie markets across the United States for the next week, starting on Friday, June 3—despite the fact that, per Box Office Mojo, it was down to just 83 screens total over Memorial Day weekend, bringing in a paltry $35,360 in the process. [via AV Club]
Made for about $75 million, Morbius has grossed $163 million at the global box office so far, which is objectively abysmal for a major studio superhero project. For comparison, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made an estimated $185 million DOMESTICALLY in its *opening weekend* alone.
Granted, while it’s not quite a fair fight for The Human Doctor Formerly Known As Michael Morbius, it still highlights the extent to which the MCU dwarfs whatever the hell it is they’re trying to do over at Sony. If Sony’s next two Spidey spinoffs, Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter, which are both set to release next year, are also misfires, then I think that might be the last nail in the coffin for the Morbiusverse (that’s not what it’s actually called, but it should be).
the one guy is me buying a ticket and then getting into the morbius line depressed https://t.co/tJXciTwvHv
— Eddy Burback (@eddyburback) June 2, 2022
Sony takes Insomniac off Wolverine and Spider-Man 2 to make Morbius for the 3DS!
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) June 2, 2022
Morbius (in New York): Hey! I'm Morbin here!
— Deacon Blues, MBA (@JotaroPujo) May 31, 2022
This would be the whole theater in two years if Morbius says "It's Morbin time" in Morbius 2 pic.twitter.com/TB1R9JydML
— Jerry (@JerrBear4Lyfe) May 29, 2022
If Morbius gets a sequel before Henry Cavill’s Superman I will not be okay
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) June 3, 2022
PEOPLE. THE ALGORITHM DOES NOT UNDERSTAND IRONY. YOU ARE MANIFESTING MORBIUS 2 INTO EXISTENCE.
— Joab Gilroy (@Joabyjojo) May 28, 2022
Someone will mod Morbius in day one https://t.co/pcbh84wQ4T
— Bad Marvel Memes (@AvengersBad) June 2, 2022
the theater when morbius says “it’s morbin time” during morbius 2 pic.twitter.com/l6L0krFEZw
— frog (@FroakieT) May 28, 2022
If you're hating on the morbius memes you're so boring
— frilly littlɇ wanda stan ᗢ 🌺 (@sexxoboxxes) June 2, 2022
The entire internet gaslighting itself into watching Morbius is one of the most hysterical things I've ever experienced on social media
— FABINO (@KinoFabino) May 27, 2022
Morbius is objectively the only film
— schizo (@tulpapilled) June 3, 2022
What Morbius 2 needs to be a successful sequel
– sex scene
– "its morbin time!"
– venom cameo
– separate venom sex scene
– Morbius becomes more powerful than god
– the villain is Dracula
– Dracula sex scene
– Dracula sex scene 2
THIS is how you sell a Morbillion tickets
— 💙🐨 Brie 🐨💙 (@Wikimemia) May 28, 2022
Me in court explaining why I watched Morbius a morbillion times: pic.twitter.com/vPCI6Oj6fL
— Krabs | Qui-Gon era (@theKrabs_11) June 2, 2022