Morbius is resurrected by memes, flops on the first day back in theaters

Morbius is back in theaters, despite no one asking for it, and his unpopularity is only becoming more obvious. The film made just $85,000 on Friday after returning to more than 1,000 theaters, bringing its domestic cumulative to $73.6 million (via Forbes). Morbius was originally released on April 1 and was not the best received. In The Verge’s review of the film, our film and television reporter, Charles Pulliam-Moore, says that Morbius’ pacing, plot, and performance by the lead actors feel “misconceived” and “question the grand scheme of things.” of Sony to build an entire cinematic universe on the back of Spider-Man ”. Sony likely re-released the film in the hope that renewed interest in the “time to die” meme would somehow trigger a second, larger wave of people wanting to sit through the Spider-Man spinoff. But it turns out that the popularity of a meme doesn’t directly correlate with genuine interest, who could have guessed? In an even more embarrassing move, Morbius star Jared Leto just had to get into the meme, posting a video on Twitter showing him reading a fake script titled Morbius 2: It’s Morbin’ Time. Here’s hoping that Sony is trolling us all and isn’t planning on having Dr. Morbius make a cameo in the next Spider-Man with his new modern catchphrase or, worse yet, get a sequel.