Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has changed its title following poor box office results.
It’s no secret that Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey isn’t earning the numbers that Warner Bros. had expected. The DC Comics film was originally expected to earn between $110 million to $125 million during its worldwide opening weekend but fell short of these numbers. The Margot Robbie film has been praised by critics, earning an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes but this has sadly not translated into ticket sales.
It is worth noting that this doesn’t mean Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey has flopped, as the film was reportedly shot for less than $100 million. However, it seems that Warner Bros doesn’t want to take any chances on this and has changed the name of the Margot Robbie film to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Regal Cinemas and AMC Theaters are reportedly already updating the title.
What do you all make fo this news? Will changing the title of the Margot Robbie film help it’s box office numbers? What did you think of Birds of Prey? Sound-off in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for Margot Robbie’s 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.
Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters.