Last week, we shared the new trailer for ‘Birds of Prey’ with you all. The DC Extended Universe film starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is set to hit theaters February 7, 2020.
The movie is being described as a spinoff of 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad‘ film. In addition to Robbie, this film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Ewan McGregor.
And because this is a comic-book film, people are expecting it to perform well at the box office. According to the early tracking numbers, Birds of Prey is expected to bring in around $50 million during its opening weekend.
That would be a solid opening, but it’s a bit conservative. You have to imagine the studio is hoping for at least $60 to $70 million.
Birds of Prey is directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson. Robbie, who originated the idea, is a producer along with Bryan Unkeless and Sue Kroll. The film carries a reported price tag of $97 million.
$97 million budget is fairly low for a superhero flick. Suicide Squad carried a $150 million budget, although, it made $133 million in its opening weekend.[mashshare]