The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
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2016’s Suicide Squad was somewhat of a critical and financial flop for Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), but its latest spin-off, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) has managed to fare even worse.
Despite early projections of $50 to $55 million, the female superhero team-up flick earned only $33.2 million during its initial debut this weekend. That makes it the worst opening of all time for a DCEU film, second only to 2010’s Jonah Hex, which opened to an embarrassing $5.3 million.
As of Sunday, Birds of Prey has made $81.2 million worldwide, but the domestic result remains significantly lower than what Warner Bros. had hoped for. The film did cost around $100 million less to make than...