Atom Tickets announced Birds of Prey ticket pre-sales outsold Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad on the first day.
Three years after making her first appearance in director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will finally return to the big screen in Cathy Yan’s highly-anticipated Birds of Prey. Now, Atom Tickers has announced that Birds of Prey sold more tickets in its first day of pre-sales than Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman did in the same time period.
Furthermore, Birds of Prey is now the third-best DC film in terms of day one pre-sales, behind only Joker and Aquaman. Atom Tickets editorial leader Alisha Grauso made the following statement on the pre-sales success and anticipate for Birds of Prey:
“Harley Quinn is a beloved DC character and the best part of ‘Suicide Squad’ so fans have been eagerly anticipating her headlining her own movie. Audiences are far savvier now about comic book movies and an “R” rating no longer stops people from buying tickets. There’s a real appetite there for quirky, unique storytelling that breaks the mold, and ‘Birds of Prey’ absolutely delivers on that front.”
Wonder Woman is set to return to theaters this summer in the long-awaited sequel to the first film with Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 will find the titular heroine facing off against Cheetah and Maxwell Lord. Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on June 5, 2020. Meanwhile, the Suicide Squad will return in a new film written and directed by James Gunn. While The Suicide Squad will feature characters from the first film, it is believed to offer a completely new take on the team, hitting theaters on August 6, 2021.
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Here is the official synopsis for Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey will be released in theaters on February 7, 2020.
Source: Atom Tickets