The long range box office predictions for Warner Bros. and Margot Robbie’s Birds of Pray have been revealed.
Box office tracking website Box Office Pro predicts Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will have an opening weekend between $40 million and $60 million.
They go on to predict the film will gross $125 million in total for its domestic run. However, they do provide a range between $100 million and $150 million.
Box Office Pro explains their prediction by noting that Robbie’s Harley Quinn is “far and away the biggest selling point of this spin-off after her widely praised turn as the character.”
They also note that audiences might be giving DC some goodwill after success with Joker, Shazam!, and Aquaman.
They also point to the film’s cast, “This film’s mostly female ensemble could be very appealing to fans expressing their desire for more diverse offerings from the comic book cinematic realm.”
However, they do note that “initial reactions to trailers have been mixed, based on social media metrics thus far.”
They also state that the film is filled with lesser known characters outside of Harley Quinn.
They believe the film’s success will rely on “final marketing, reviews, and word of mouth.”
These projections are on par with both Shazam! and Aquaman’s opening weekend projections.
Box Office Pro predicted Shazam! would earn between $40 million and $60 million.
According to The Numbers, Shazam! would earn $53.5 million its opening weekend and go on to earn $140.3 million in its domestic run. It would gross $363.6 million total.
Box Office Pro also predicted Aquaman would earn between $40 million and $60 million in its opening weekend.
The movie would overperform earning $67.8 million in its opening weekend. It would go on to earn $335 million at the domestic box office. The Numbers reports it earned a total of $1.1 billion worldwide.
The last time Harley Quinn appeared on the big screen was in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad back in 2016. It would earn $746 million at the global box office. However, it would be met with a Rotten critics score of 27% on Rotten Tomatoes and 59% Rotten Audience Score.
Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7, 2020.
What do you make of this long range box office prediction for Birds of Prey? How much do you think it will make?