Jared Leto Morbius flopped at the box office again after a re-release sparked by viral memes.
After many delays, Sony Pictures has released Morbius, their final entry in their villain-centric Spider-Man Universe spin-off movies in April. The film, which stars Jared Leto in the lead role, received negative reviews from critics and disappointed at the box office. Due to the film’s poor reception, the film was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek meme on the internet, with the fake quote “It’s Morbin time!” dominating online.
Well Viral Memes Drove Sony Pictures Out Morbius back in over 1,000 theaters this weekend. Sadly, that only led to The Jared Leto Movie bombing again at the box office, with the film grossing just $85,000 on Friday, June 3.
Morbius has now grossed $73.6 million at the domestic box office and has a worldwide total of $163.4 million. Jared Leto’s film certainly underperformed, and Sony’s hopes of expanding it within its Spider-Man universe with a sequel seem a bit dashed, especially given the success of the two Tom Hardy films. Venom movies.
Here is the synopsis of Morbus:
One of Marvel’s most compelling and divisive characters hits the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius. Dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease and determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a drastic success, a darkness within him is unleashed and turns this healer into a hunter.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa from a screenplay written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach produced the project with Lucas Foster, with Palak Patel overseeing it for Sony.
Morbius is back in theaters, available on digital, and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD on June 14. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest on Jared Leto’s Living Vampire, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!