Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed that even trash superhero movies can draw big money. So it’s unfortunate that Birds of Prey, which by most accounts is not trash, is underperforming at the box office. The film made $81.25 million during its opening weekend, according to BoxOffice Mojo — well under the $110 million that Deadline reports it was projected to make.
Birds of Prey, a film that follows Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, grossed $33.25 million in the US and $48 million in international markets. That’s not a disaster. Though under projections, $81 million makes back much of the film’s estimated $84 million budget. But it pales in comparison to the opening weekends of previous DC flicks like Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad, which raked in $223 million and $267 million, respectively.
It’s also the first film in the DC Extended Universe that’s rated R. (Joker was a DC film but not part of the DCEU. It made over $1 billion despite its R rating.) Shazam, the most recent film in the DCEU, grossed $158 million globally during its opening weekend.
Though it may underperform at the box office, Birds of Prey has received more critical acclaim than many films in the DCEU. Most reviews on Metacritic are positive, something that films like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad can’t claim. CNET’s Sean Keane decreed it “ .”
- [LLODO] Kyrsten Sinema channels John McCain, gives ‘thumbs-down’ vote on $15 minimum wage plan
- [LLODO] Rep. Debbie Lesko: Biden’s COVID vaccine plan – America Last. Why put illegal immigrants ahead of US seniors?
- [LLODO] Austin mayor blasts Abbott’s lift of mask mandate, but says ‘Neanderthal’ is ‘not a word I would have used’
- [LLODO] Texas beefs up border crackdown to stop human and drug smuggling
- [LLODO] Nebraska mayor’s doctor husband found dead in home: reports
- [LLODO] Mark Pavelich, 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ Team USA gold-medal winner, dead at 63
- [LLODO] Missouri pastor on leave after telling wives to ‘lose weight,’ strive to look like Melania Trump
- [LLODO] Family leaves $5G tip for Colorado restaurant: ‘Unbelievable generosity’