Morbius might be one of the funniest movies of the year. Not because of anything in the film itself, but for the culture around it. Whether it's a Discord server full of trolls, or one of its actors being tricked into believing Martin Scorsese is a huge fan, Morbius has been a wild ride ever since it opened in theatres on April 1. And now, it's getting even wilder.
A trailer shared by Sony this week boldly claims that Morbius is the "number one movie in the world". There are no footnotes explaining what metric the studio used to come to this conclusion, making it anyone's guess as to what gave Morbius this prestigious title. The main problem with the statement is that Morbius very much isn't the number one movie at the international box office, instead taking eighth place behind films such as Death on the Nile and Uncharted.
"Morbius is the number one movie in the world", reads the typical action movie trailer voice. The short video then continues to show us some fun scenes from the vampire flick, including some of its many, many slow-motion action sequences.
Alas, Morbius doesn't hold this title in the category you might think the trailer is referring to. The best performing movie of 2022 worldwide right now is The Batman. An impressive opening weekend secured an eighth-place position for Morbius, but given how ticket sales are stalling, it's unlikely to take the crown.
Morbius does, for now at least, hold the top spot in the US box office. It might not make it the number one movie in the world, but it's something. Morbheads should enjoy this while they can, however, as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is likely to steal its thunder now that it's hit theatres in the region.
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