Jared Leto's 'Morbius' tops domestic box office

According to Reuters, "Morbius" opened in first place at the domestic box office

although ticket sales were noticeably softer than those of recent superhero blockbusters.

Influenced by comically horrific reviews, "Morbius" grossed $39.1 million from 4,268 North American theaters in its first weekend of release

This initial tally is at once a sign that audiences really like comic book movies (in times of pandemic,

a non-superhero film with 17% on Rotten Tomatoes would not stand a chance at the box office) and

a sign that Not every supernatural character will be equally greeted on the big screen.