‘Madame Web’ Anticipated Box Office Leans Toward Disappointment

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We’re just about two weeks away from the release of ‘Madame Web.’ Despite the limited interest in the character, Sony has chosen to expand its Spider-Man Universe by introducing another side character related to Spider-Man.

The movie centers around Cassie as she grapples with newfound powers and faces off against the enigmatic antagonist, Ezekiel Sims, played by Tahar Rahim. Ezekiel is determined to prevent three young women—Julia Cornwall (Sydney Sweeney), Mattie Franklin (Celeste O’Connor), and Anya Corazon (Isabela Merced)—from acquiring spider-related abilities, a storyline familiar to Spider-Man enthusiasts from the comics. Cassie must unite with this trio to safeguard them from Ezekiel’s pursuit.

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Despite its intriguing premise, there are limited reasons to anticipate success for this movie, especially given the recent cinematic failures of more popular characters with established fan bases over the past year.

Initial box office projections for ‘Madame Web’ paint a discouraging picture. The estimated opening weekend box office range is $25 million to $35 million, with a total domestic box office projection ranging from $56 million to $101 million, according to Box Office Pro. To put this in perspective, Sony’s ‘Morbius,’ often regarded as one of the worst movies, earned $73.9 million in the United States and Canada and $93.6 million in other territories, resulting in a total worldwide gross of $167.5 million.

The pessimistic projections stem from the ongoing struggle of superhero movies in recent years. Notably, even more popular characters have faced challenges drawing audiences to cinemas, as exemplified by the underperformance of ‘The Marvels,’ which unexpectedly became the worst-performing MCU movie in the franchise’s history.

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