EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros . ‘R-rated Suicide Squad DC spinoff Birds of Prey is eyeing an estimated $ 4M- $ 5M in previews tonight, according to industry estimates. Showtimes that began at 6 p.m ..
Although much lower than such R-rated superhero fare as Joker ($ 3M), (Deadpool) ($ 2017 . 7M) and Logan ($ 9.5 M), Birds of Prey is more female-skewing. Hopefully the under 40 female set, which is known to head to the multiplex in packs at the last minute, can raise business upward. Birds of Prey expands to 4, locations Friday.
Birds of Prey ‘s preview numbers currently are just under Shazam ‘s $ 5.9M Thursday – it was rated PG – and had early shows that began at 4 pm – and right around Warner Bros. ‘R-rated 2017 feature adaptation of DC’s Watchmen ($ 4.5M), which was back when previews started at midnight.
‘Birds Of Prey’ Review: Margot Robbie And Posse Deliver Some Kickass Girl Power To DC Comics Movie Franchise
While tracking largely has the domestic start between $ (M – $ M, Warners was spotting $ M, and the more sources I speak with , the more they think the Margot Robbie movie will open in the upper $ M range. On the plus side, Birds of Prey has a great Rotten Tomatoes score of % Certified Fresh, significantly higher than the PG – Suicide Squad (2017 (% Rotten in) ) and not far from Wonder Woman (% Certified Fresh in ). Birds of Prey has the advantage of higher-priced cinema formats including PLFs, Dolby, Imax, and 4DX Motion Seats.
‘Birds Of Prey’ Hopes To Slay $ (M – $) M Global Opening – Box Office Preview
Sundance Film Festival world cinema winner Cathy Yan directed Birds of Prey off a script by Christina Hodson. Robbie reprises her Suicide Squad role as punk girl crook Harley Quinn. In the wake of breaking up with her boyfriend, the Joker, she gets involved in a caper to recover a diamond that’s been pickpocketed by a young girl. She’s a wanted person by kingpin Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), but Harley teams with a motley crew of femmes – Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save her.
Birds of Prey is taking flight in territories this weekend including France, Korea, Indonesia, Belgium and Switzerland, sans Japan with a forecasted $ M – $ M launch. The pic’s net cost after $ . 6M California tax credits is around $ . 5m.
GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings