Birds Of Prey: Here's How Much Money The DC Movie Is Expected To Make For Its Opening
The Margot Robbie movie is eyeing a strong start.
DC's next big comic book movie, Birds of Prey, is poised to have a big-time opening weekend at the box office. Deadline reports that the film is tracking to make between $49 million and $55 million for its opening weekend in the US in early February. It'll only help that the movie itself looks to be quite good, as you can read about in our Birds of Prey review. [Update: There's also an updated projection for how much Birds of Prey will make, and it's looking good worldwide.]
The site reports that Birds of Prey is expected to perform well with the under 25 crowd, which is to be expected. Interest is also reportedly high among young women.
Birds of Prey isn't expected to break any big February records, however, as Black Panther ($202 million) currently holds the record for best February domestic opening of all time. Deadpool ($132.4 million), Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million), The Passion of the Christ ($83.8 million), and The Lego Movie ($69 million) follow as February's other top historical earners.
Birds of Prey reportedly carried a $97.1 million budget, and that's before marketing expenses are factored in.
Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, reprising her role from 2016's poorly received but Oscar-winning box office juggernaut Suicide Squad. She stars in the movie alongside Jurnee Smollet Bell (Black Canary), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), and Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya). They are teaming up to rescue a young girl from Ewan McGregor's evil Black Mask.
According to Robbie, Birds of Prey is nothing like the new Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix because it tells a story that is less grounded in reality. The movie opens in the US on February 7.
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Birds Of Prey will be followed by Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to hit theaters in July 2020. The first trailer for that was released in December, and some new images were revealed recently. There are also 2021 dates for the standalone Batman movie and James Gunn's Suicide Squad reboot, while Aquaman 2 will come to theatres in 2022.
For more, check out GameSpot's guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2020.
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