There’s something about M3GAN
M3GAN, the latest horror sensation, about a seemingly sweet AI doll, has become an instant viral hit since its marketing team dropped footage of the character creepily dancing in its first trailer last year.
The film made $30.2m (£24.9m) over its opening weekend, a considerably higher amount than predictions of between $17m-$20m (£14m-£16.5m).
M3GAN ranked second in the US and Canada box office chart behind Avatar: The Way of Water, which took another $45m (£37m) as it became the seventh highest-grossing movie in history.
new moves, new weapons, new #M3GAN ❤️🔥
🖤 this tweet to be my BFF and chat. see u in theaters jan 6. pic.twitter.com/UHzVGwhtHx
— M3GAN (@meetM3GAN) December 7, 2022
To the surprise of literally no one, LGBTs in particular warmed to the character – and the memes have been non-stop since.
“The memes, the copies of the dance, people just understood her in this way that I absolutely loved, and we just thought, ‘OK, job done. They get her.’ She belongs to them now, this is amazing,”co-star and executive producer Allison Williams told Insider.
“They are taking great care of her. They’re deploying her in the most hilarious ways to make fun of people. They just got this fierce best friend vibe from her and it’s just been an utter joy.”
With a near perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and a sequel ALREADY in the works, 2023 is most certainly the year of M3GAN.
Let’s take a look at some of the funniest memes and posts from the internet:
All my inner demons just vibing while I’m having a panic attack in the middle of the day pic.twitter.com/nfUPDPNL2M
— ItsLitGayShit | GaysWhoMemeWell (@itslitgayshitt) January 10, 2023
me trying to watch m3gan in theaters surrounded by twinks filming themselves shouting 'mother' at the screen pic.twitter.com/OezaPdhWhq
— well no! (@mrunitedface) January 5, 2023
— Lasagna Taylor Joy (@Ryan_Balthazor) January 6, 2023
— alex (@alex_abads) January 6, 2023
me when m3gan 2 comes out in theaters and its about an army of m3gans pic.twitter.com/oAuQceflCU
— hugeasmammoth.films (@hugeasmammoth_) January 7, 2023
Gay people discussing M3GAN pic.twitter.com/YotKCVTdNu
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) January 8, 2023
Domestic box office of $30 Million on a $12 Million budget? 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes? Sequel in development? “M3gan” IS the industry! pic.twitter.com/axGKb07z7M
— Rohita Kadambi (@RohitaKadambi) January 8, 2023
When I see you all dressed as M3gan at Pride this summer… pic.twitter.com/lk7Ow8NO0F
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) January 9, 2023
the gays every time M3GAN commits an act of heinous violence: pic.twitter.com/6aaJNaonAe
— J2O23L (@JoelOnMain) January 6, 2023
Why is she giving M3GAN here… pic.twitter.com/s09lDzW7Pz
— gay macaroni rascal (@italianwinemom) January 8, 2023
— Jared Alexander (@heyyitsjared) January 5, 2023
— 🎄The Cheerful Juan🎄 (@LeadingMojicans) January 6, 2023
when M3gan did her second musical number: pic.twitter.com/5Z13dzz1oU
— alex (@alex_abads) January 8, 2023
best revenge is ur paper 😈🫀🔪 https://t.co/Li5uyjXsoL
— M3GAN (@meetM3GAN) January 9, 2023
M3gan 98% on rotten tomatoes pic.twitter.com/73KuBqIlob
— jonathan (@eyebagboy) January 5, 2023
— Adrian Rae (@adrianraee) January 5, 2023
m3gan training for the chase scene in the woods pic.twitter.com/C1NVieCyLN
— wiLL (@willfulchaos) January 7, 2023
James Cameron when Avatar’s box office gross declines pic.twitter.com/dTRlmu8Ykl
— joe #M3GANSWEEP (@hackermanjoe) January 5, 2023
The cheers for the Nicole Kidman AMC opening at showings of M3GAN are going to be so loud, I worry for the theaters’ infrastructure
— Ryan Aguirre (@aguirreryan) January 5, 2023
— best of twilight (@archivetwilight) October 11, 2022
The way her wig looks like shit so it’ll be easier for gay people to do bad drag on Halloween… they thought of everything pic.twitter.com/rPC2FmMrHx
— Sam Herbst (@smhrbst) January 5, 2023