It hasn’t been a very good opening weekend for Birds of Prey, which I find really disappointing because it’s a good fun comic book movie.
Fewer people than expected when to see the new DC Comics movie.
The film stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and it’s thanks to her that the film was made in the first place.
Unfortunately, Birds of Prey only posted a $33.2 million opening from 4,236 screens in the United States.
This is the lowest start for a DC Comics adaptation since the $5.3 million opening weekend of the box office bomb Jonah Hex back in 2010.
However, Birds of Prey’s been getting really positive reviews and I wonder whether good word of mouth is going to get more people to see it in the future.
I also think Birds of Prey will benefit from repeat viewings because it really is good fun.
The film was predicted to make $55 million in its opening weekend by certain box office trackers.
Birds of Prey’s opening weekend wasn’t the best
However, Warner Bros. Pictures’ prediction for Birds of Prey’s opening weekend was more conservative at $45 million.
That said, all of this might not be that big a deal since Birds of Prey was made on a relatively low budget.
It was made for around $85-95 million, which isn’t as low as Joker’s, but it’s still a pretty small budget for a big blockbuster.
Birds of Prey’s $33 million opening weekend means that the film might struggle to make over $100 million in the US.
It certainly won’t replicate Joker’s huge success which made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The Birds of Prey movie is a sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad.
David Ayer’s movie had a much bigger opening weekend box office.
This is quite frustrating because Suicide Squad is nowhere near as good as Birds of Prey is.
What do you make of this news? Are you going to see Birds of Prey at the cinema?
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