This is probably the strangest article I’ve had to write all week, but it’s been revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures has changed Birds of Prey’s title.
The movie didn’t have the best opening weekend ever in the US.
It ended up making $33 million at the US box office, which was lower than what Warner Bros. Pictures had predicted it would make.
Anyway, this poor box office performance has lead to Warner Bros. Pictures taking drastic action.
They’ve decided to change the name of the movie in the US.
If you look at some cinemas film listing, the movie will now be under the title: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.
This does make some sort of sense.
Birds of Prey is now called Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey
People aren’t that familiar with the Birds of Prey comics, but they are familiar with Harley Quinn.
Margot Robbie’s played the character before in Suicide Squad and she proved to be very popular in that movie.
So, by putting her front and centre, Warner Bros. will be hoping more people will be enticed to see the film.
There are more reasons why the film might not be performing very well.
I don’t think Coronavirus has had anything to do with it, however.
Warner Bros. had previously issued a statement blaming the film’s poor box office takings on the virus outbreak.
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