Birds of Prey: Warner Bros. changes long title after weak opening weekend
After Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn’s opening weekend fell short at the Box Office with a domestic gross of $33.2 million (which is less than the initial projected numbers of $45-$55 million), Warner Bros. Pictures has officially decided to change the film’s long title to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.
The studio has already requested theaters such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal to now list the film in its new title in hopes of appealing to a lot of moviegoers who are much more familiar with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
Margot Robbie reprises her Suicide Squad role of Harley Quinn in the film, which also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Ali Wong (Fresh Off the Boat), Robert Catrini (American Crime Story), Steven Williams (IT) and Derek Wilson (Preacher) round out the ensemble.
Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs) directed the spin-off, making her the first female Asian director to helm a superhero film. The script was penned by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee).
In the DC Comics, the Birds of Prey are a mostly female superhero team has included Oracle/Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Vixen, and Katana, who was played by Karen Fukuhara in Suicide Squad. A short-lived live-action TV series titled Birds of Prey aired on The WB from 2002-to-2003 for 13 episodes, starring Ashley Scott as Huntress, Dina Meyer as Barbara Gordon/Oracle, Ian Abercrombie as Alfred Pennyworth and Mia Sara as Harley Quinn.
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is in theaters now!