Madame Web has struggled to attract audiences in its opening weekend at the box office, hitting an all-time low in the Sony Spider-Man Universe.
Sony’s latest superhero movie grossed $17.6 million in the United States during its three-day opening weekend and $25.8 million over a six-day period, per Varietyleading to the worst opening for any film in the Spider-Man Universe, including the critically panned vampire film Morbius, which grossed $39.1 million in its three-day debut in 2022.
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Madame Web opened in second place behind Paramount’s latest musical biopic, Bob Marley: One Love, which grossed $27.7 million domestically over the three-day weekend and $51 million during its run. six days. It added $29 million overseas, while Madame Web launched internationally with $25.7 million at the box office.
After failing to reach the top spot, Madame Web claimed another unwanted title, as it became the first Marvel-based film since Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot to not debut at number one. That film, stylized as Fant4stic, opened with $26.2 million in the United States when it hit theaters in 2015, placing it behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Dakota Johnson’s titular superhero in Madame Web has the power to see the future and change it, but even she might have been caught off guard by the film’s disappointing box office debut. However, the actress did admit that “drastic changes” were made to the script and that she was concerned about certain scenes.
Madame Web currently has a rotten tomatoes The critics’ score was 13%, and IGN’s review called it “mediocre”, noting that it “fails the talent and the future of its on-screen Spider-Woman” with “odd characters, basic archetypes, and generic dialogue”, but who knows what the future holds for the teen thriller.
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance entertainment writer for IGN. You can follow her on X/Twitter. @AdeleAnkers.