It is the third and final film in the Blade film series. The film grossed $128 million at the box office worldwide on a budget of $65 million. On Rotten Tomatoes, Blade: Trinity has a 25% approval rating, with a critical consensus that it "seems content to emphasize style over substance and rehash familiar themes. " The film was followed by 2006's Blade: The Series, and also marks Reynolds' first superhero role, as well as his first collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. Marvel regained the film rights to the character in 2011. This was Wesley Snipes' last theatrically released film until 2009's Brooklyn's Finest.