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Morbius finally finds some success…on Vudu

If you don’t succeed at first, you can try again, and again, and again, and eventually you might find an audience. At least that’s what it seems to have happened morbius† The horrific vampire superhero movie starring Jared Leto is finally number one somewhere.

In a press release from Fandango, which Vudu acquired in 2020, the company says: morbius was the number one title in terms of revenue on Vudu for the week of June 13, 2022. Those are primarily revenues, not actual streams. Vudu charges for rent and purchase and morbius is currently available for rent for $5.99 or for sale for $19.99.

While Morbius was number one at the box office the first weekend, the second week saw a 74 percent drop. That’s the worst second week for a big budget superhero movie† It continued to slide down the box office rankings as it was endlessly ridiculed and memed online. That sparked a return to theaters as Sony apparently thought memes equated to ticket sales, then bombed a second time.

Maybe someday Hollywood will learn the lessons taught by Snakes in an airplanewhich may have been the first movie to try to turn its meme status into profit and unfortunate failure in the process. Just because the internet likes to talk about a movie doesn’t mean they always want to see it, especially at the cinema.

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