Morbius Box Office Debut Projected As Spider-Man’s Lowest Live-Action Movie

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Morbius is a week away, and opening weekend estimates suggest a respectable but also the lowest opening weekend for a live-action Spider-Man movie.

Estimates have arrived for Morbius‘ opening weekend, and they indicate that the spinoff will be the lowest opening for a live-action Spider-Man movie. Originally slated for a July 2020 release, the film has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was scheduled for January 2022, but the film was delayed to April 1, 2022, in part due to the quality Spider-Man: No Coming Home was happening at the box office, giving both movies some box office space to thrive.

Sony has a lot to do Morbiusbecause they want the film to continue the success of both Venom and Venom: let there be carnage to continue Sony’s Spider-Man universe. following Morbius, the studio also has projects for Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor Johnson and Madame Web starring Dakota Johnson. The studio even started spoiling the movie ahead of the film’s release, hoping to generate excitement for the future of the franchise despite the initial negative reactions to Morbius.

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In a recent report by Deadline regarding the box office success and industry impact of Spider-Man: No Coming Home, estimates for the opening weekend of Morbius have been revealed. According to Deadline estimate, the film is expected to open at $50 million. That would make it the lowest opening weekend for a live-action Spider-Man movie, but it would be above the opening weekend for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which opened at $35 million.


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At $50 million, Morbius‘ opening weekend is well below the openings of Venom ($80 million) and Venom: let there be carnage ($90 million) and well below any movie featuring Spider-Man. The lowest opening for a live-action Spider-Man was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 to $91 million. by Morbius the opening weekend would be higher than that of the Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squadand new mutants, however, all of these films opened during the COVID-19 pandemic and had opened when some theaters were closed or had hybrid releases. However, Morbius‘ the opening weekend would be greater than that of the two Birds of prey $33 million and X-Men: Dark Phoenix $32 million.


With a projected budget of $75 million, a $50 million opening weekend for Morbius would still be a win for Sony, as it could probably recoup its budget within two weeks of its domestic release. Morbius’ future in the franchise remains unknown, but the filmmakers have teased a potential team-up between Morbius and other Spider-Man villains to form The Sinister Six. Leto even teased wanting a crossover with Venom. Much of this will be determined by how the public reacts to Morbius when it opens in theaters.

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Source: Deadline



  • Morbius (2022)Release date: April 01, 2022
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 (2022)Release date: October 07, 2022
  • Kraven the Hunter (2023)Release date: January 13, 2023

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