Of the eight films in the DC Extended Universe, it had the worst opening weekend numbers.
In case you aren’t familiar with the film, here’s a quick rundown.
Harley and the Joker breakup (for good this time,) and because she’s no longer under the protection of the Clown Prince, all of Gotham – from the police to everyone else she’s done wrong – are out to get their payback. It wasn’t meant to be a Suicide Squad sequel, but there is a nod to one of Quinn’s old teammates. The film was a fresh and colorful take on Harley Quinn’s character and showed off just how badass she can be.
According to Collider, the film had cost about 80 million dollars to make and received good reviews from critics. The film currently has an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was the highest-earning movie in theaters throughout the weekend.
Despite all this, the film had one of the worst opening weekends in the DC Extended Universe.
Birds Of Prey managed to bring in $33 million in revenue in the U.S this past weekend, which was much lower than the originally anticipated $50 million. Overseas, the movie made about $48 million with most of that money coming from Latin America, Russia, and the UK.
The film had the worst opening of the DCEU, falling behind Shazam!, which made about $54 million the weekend of its debut.
This isn’t the worst a Warner Bros. DC film has done at the box office, though. That title belongs to 2010’s Jonah Hex, which opened to $5.2 million.
Some fans believe the reason the film might not have met its goals is that audiences normally don’t expect much out of a DC film.
I would think a big part of why the Bird of Prey opening weekend is poor is that no-one can solidly rely on a DC EU film to be good because those films weren’t good.
Audience appetite for more says more about those films than BOP surely?
— Tom Kelly (@MisterTomKelly) February 10, 2020
Others say they would rather watch the movie another time because of crowds and time.
I just don’t watch movies on opening weekend with a few exceptions. My wife & I are excited about Birds of Prey. Sometimes I feel we place too heavy an emphasis on opening weekend numbers when some films have a better run throughout for the duration they are in theaters.
— Lance M (@UpNorthLance) February 10, 2020
I will be seeing #BirdsofPrey this weekend. Some of us have jobs, prefer matinees and hate opening week crowds. 🙄
— HAYLEY (@hayley_g) February 10, 2020
Still haven’t seen the film? Check out the film’s trailer below.
More on Birds Of Prey
Halsey later took to Instagram to reveal the tracklisting for her latest album Manic and say there was no Bring Me The Horizon collaboration. While BMTH did, drop a Halsey collaboration on their recent Music To Listen To EP, it still wasn’t the track they were working on in the video.
In January while interacting with fans, one asked about the video of Halsey in the studio. Halsey then cracked the code behind the video saying it was about a song she wrote with Bring Me The Horizon for Birds Of Prey: The Album.
Probably one of Halsey’s heaviest tracks to date, the song features the singer’s vocals in front of Bring Me The Horizon That’s The Spirit-esque backtrack. The alt-pop vocalist makes you believe she’s been in metal her whole life.
Check out the lyric video for the head-banging-worthy track below.
The full album is available to order here via Atlantic Records, and the tracklisting is below.
Birds Of Prey: The Album Tracklist
- Doja Cat – “Boss Bitch”
- WHIPPED CREAM (feat. Baby Goth) – “So Thick”
- Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – “Diamonds”
- Saweetie & GALXARA – “Sway With Me”
- Charlotte Lawrence – “Joke’s On You”
- Maisie Peters – “Smile”
- CYN – “Lonely Gun”
- Halsey – “Experiment On Me”
- Jucee Froot – “Danger”
- K.Flay – “Bad Memory”
- Sofi Tukker – “Feeling Good”
- Lauren Jauregui – “Invisible Chains”
- Black Canary – “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
- Summer Walker – “I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby”
- ADONA – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
What did you think of Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and how it did in the box office? Sound off in the comments below!