Last month, we told you that the early tracking reports for the DC Extended Universe film ‘Birds of Prey‘ were at around $50 million.
Most people expected the ‘Suicide Squad‘ spinoff to at least bring in over $40 million during its opening weekend, while others obviously expected $50 million or more.
But unfortunately it didn’t hit the $50 million mark. Heck, it didn’t even hit the $40 million mark. The film, starring Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor, made just $33 million during its opening weekend.
Birds of Prey is the first standalone movie for Robbie’s character of Harley Quinn, who was also seen in 2016’s Suicide Squad. Despite the low box office opening, the film got positive early reviews from critics, who called it ‘fun’ and ‘breathing new life into a stagnant genre.’
That’s the thing. The film got decent reviews, but still no one seemed to be all that interested. And the studio seems to think the title has something to do with it.
They announced an official change to the title this week. It’ll now be called ‘Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)‘ because apparently they believe people didn’t know it was about Harley Quinn. *shrug*
It’ll show up at your theater now as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.