WB renames ‘Harley Quinn’ film to boost box office

That was fast. Although box office tracking for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) initially came in at $50 million domestically before Thursday’s early preview numbers were finalized, the film only grossed $33.2 million over the previous weekend.

These numbers give Birds of Prey the lowest opening weekend gross for any DC Extended Universe film, but it’s important to remember that Birds of Prey also has the lowest production budget of any DCEU film to date.

The film faced competition from other R-rated fare such as Bad Boys for Life and the Oscars telecast. The worldwide box office gross for the film was also finalized at $81.2 million.

Soooooo, WB has left the fantabulous in the dust and revised the title to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in order to hopefully spark box office for next weekend. The film sits at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and has a B+ Cinemascore.

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Both Cinemark and AMC theaters have already made the switch to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, with more chains expected to follow.

SOURCE: Warner Bros