Morbius bombs again after memes boost it to second release

A Morbius meme showing Dr.  Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, using what he calls a

after weeks of morbius memes taking over the internet, Sony had the strange idea of Bring Jared Leto’s Living Vampire Back to 1,000+ Theaters this past week. Maybe the PlayStation maker was waiting morbius reveal yourself as a The roomstyle cult classic here, but the bloodsucking superhero movie blasted into theaters again, taking in just $85,000 at the box office on Friday. In other words, on average, each theater that was running grossed just $85. no Morbin time.

morbius had its original theatrical release in April. The Marvel-Sony junction follows Dr. Michael Morbius, a human biologist who accidentally becomes a vampire after trying to cure himself of a deadly disease. It wasn’t a good movie, according to critics, and it certainly didn’t surprise audiences, grossing just $170 million worldwide. But thanks in part to the unauthorized, 24/7 Twitch Live Streams of Jared Leto’s Nasty Method of Acting, morbius was resurrected when Morbin’ hilarious memes took off online.

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But as funny as the memes are, they failed to save morbius. According to Forbes, the Jared Leto-led film grossed an extra $85,000 on Friday, bringing its total domestic earnings to $73.6 million. Box Office Mojo, a website that tracks a movie’s performance as it passes through theaters around the world, doesn’t yet have earnings for the June 3-6 weekend, but reports morbius made $35,360 over Memorial Day weekend, by which time it had shrunk to just 83 theaters. By pushing it back to 1,000 screens, Sony may have gambled on the idea that all the memes would drive people to theaters for gleefully ironic previews, the kind where you laugh at how bad the movie is. But why would people shell out to see morbius in theaters when it’s still streaming on Twitch, right now, for free? Hell I wouldn’t, not when I can see Top Gun: Maverick or something.

Because here’s the deal: morbius it’s not good. Not by a long shot. It’s full of fight scenes that are nearly impossible to follow, terrible one-liners, and no chemistry between lead actors Jared Leto and Matt Smith. The narrative itself is also filled with enough plot holes and uninspired visuals that no amount of morbius memes could make you a legitimately nice watch. It’s not the movie itself, but the experience of watching it with other Twitch participants, all of you united in deriding the cinematic disaster, which makes it tolerable, even fun. And that’s probably the best review I have for morbius.

still, despite morbius pumping not once, but twice at the box office, there’s a subset of viewers – or “Morbheads” as they’re called – who can’t stop hankering for a sequel. There is funny titles for a slew of imaginary movies have sprung up with that it can constitute an entire MCU (morbius Cinematic Universe), films such as Morbius: The Rise of Morbius and Morbius 54: Morbzilla. Some are joking tweeting about the days countdown up until morbius 2 leaves. (What is not a confirmed thing, by the way). Even Jared Leto got into the meme fun – if we can still call it that –posting yourself reading a fake morbius 2 road map written by award-winning (also fake) author Bartholomew Cubbins. You may recognize this name from several of Dr. Seuss.

I’m not happy with Jared Leto jumping on the meme wagon. “It’s Morbin’ Time” is a joke, a catchphrase meant to mock the actor obsessed with the method of acting. We’re laughing at him, not with him, so it’s weird to see him meme with us. Still I kind of want to morbius 2. That way, I hope the memetic phrase sticks to him like a scarlet letter whenever the living vampire turns to hit some henchmen. That’s the only way I can be Morbin’ for a sequel, if it ever happens.

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