In spite of getting basic important appreciation and boasting an 80% Fresh ranking and an 84% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, has actually opened to substantially lower box office numbers than expected. Projected to score a $50-55 million opening weekend, the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe of comic book films earned simply $13 million domestically on its very first day (including Thursday previews), prompting price quotes to be downwardly changed to $33 million.
Needs to it close out its first weekend around that total, it would fail to burglarize the leading 50 superhero movie openings of all time, and suffer the lowest-grossing opening weekend of any DCEU motion picture by a large margin, falling more than $20 million except Shazam!‘s opening total, which had itself been the previous low point. By comparison, Suicide Squad, the motion picture that Birds of Prey spun out of, ranks 13th with a domestic opening weekend of almost $134 million.
Birds of Prey continues an unfortunate and constant trend of reducing first weekends that has actually afflicted the franchise considering that nearly the start: every film considering that Suicide Squad followed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has actually opened to at least $10 million less than its predecessor, with the first huge screen outing for Task Force X coming by the biggest dollar amount (more than $32 million) and Birds of Prey visiting the biggest portion (more than 38%, exceeding Aquaman‘s 27.6% drop from Justice League).
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