‘Birds of Prey’ Box Office Update

Harley gets her emancipation in the Birds Of Prey movie with a new look from a great new costume designer
Article by Eric Lee

The Birds of Prey box office took in an additional $17.1 million in its second weekend domestically.

The Harley Quinn-led movie took a 48% dip in audience attendance in its sophomore run. In its first weekend, the Birds of Prey box office made a $33 million opening domestically.

Internationally, the film made $23 million from 78 overseas markets. Overall, the film’s worldwide gross is about $143 million.

‘Birds of Prey’ Flop?

The question on fans’ minds is whether Birds of Prey is considered a flop. Of course, this comes in light of the film’s soft opening box office. The initial expectations was to open between $55-45 million. However, Birds of Prey opened to only $33 million.

This is a far-cry from a similar DC movie, like this year’s Joker‘s $93.5 million or 2016’s Suicide Squad‘s $133 million openings. When compared to those massive opening numbers, then Birds of Prey look like a failure.

However, one must considered Birds of Prey‘s relatively modest budget before labelling it a flop. Suicide Squad‘s budget was $175 million, while Birds of Prey is literally less than half of that. The movie only costed $84 million to make. So labelling it a flop is a little premature.

But, it is still an upward climb for Birds of Prey. It is estimated that it needs to make at least $100 million domestically to break even. It currently sits at a $65 million domestic take.

You could check out DKN’s review of the movie here.

Birds of Prey is now in theaters.


Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.