The vampiric “Morbius” dominates the North American box office

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The blockbuster “Morbius”, the umpteenth superhero film in the Marvel universe, offered itself the first place at the North American box office upon its release, according to provisional figures from the specialized firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.

The feature film with Jared Leto in the title role earned $ 39.1 million in revenue from Friday to Sunday in the United States and Canada.

It narrates the horrors of Doctor Michael Morbius, a scientist suffering from an incurable disease, who will become a vampire in spite of himself by injecting himself with a serum based on bat DNA and will not be able to prevent himself from killing to drink. the blood of his victims.

“It’s a weak start by Marvel’s exceptional standards for launching a new superhero film series,” said David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research, which specializes in filming. analysis of the film industry.

“Previous launches were in the $70-80 million range,” he said.

“The Secret of the Lost City”, a new action film mixed with romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, first last week for its release, drops to second place on the podium with 14.8 million dollars.

Another batman film, “The Batman”, retracing the dark adventures of the masked vigilante with Robert Pattinson, ranks third with $ 10.8 million in revenue for its fifth week of operation.

Stable in fourth place is “Uncharted”, an adaptation of the successful video game published by Sony, where Tom Holland plays a treasure hunter, with 3.6 million dollars after seven weeks on the big screen.

The animated film “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” from studio Crunchyroll / Funimation, which tells the fight of a young man who became an exorcist against evil spirits, comes in fifth position, with $ 2 million for its third week in theaters.

Here is the rest of the Top 10:

6. “RRR” (1.6 million)

7. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (1.4 million)

8. “Dog” (1.3 million)

9. “X” (1.02 million)

10. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (1.01 million)