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Morbius is resurrected by memes and flops on day one back in theaters

Morbius is resurrected by memes and flops on day one back in theaters

Morbius is back in theaters — even though no one asks — and its unpopularity is only getting more evident. The film earned just $85,000 on Friday after making its return to more than 1,000 theaters, bringing its domestic tally to $73.6 million (via Forbes).

Morbius was originally released on April 1 and wasn’t the most well-received. In The edgeof the film’s review, our television and film journalist, Charles Pulliam-Moore, says MorbiusThe pacing, plot, and performance of its lead actors seem “ill-conceived” and “challenges Sony’s grand plan to build an entire cinematic universe on the back of Spider-Man.”

Sony probably re-released the film in the hopes that renewed interest in the “it’s morbin hour” meme would somehow trigger a second, larger wave of people who would like to s sit across the Spider Man spin off. But it turns out that a meme’s popularity isn’t directly tied to genuine interest – who would have guessed?

In an even grumpier move, Jared Leto – the star of Morbius – just had to get into the meme, post a video on Twitter which shows him reading a fake script titled Morbius 2: It’s Morbin’s time. Here’s hoping Sony is trolling us all and not planning on Dr. Morbius making an appearance in the next one. Spider Man with its hip new tagline, or worse, get a sequel.

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