Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) may have topped the box office this past weekend, but it still has the lowest opening of any DC Extended Universe film.
While the film was expected to earn between $50-55 million, it opened with $33 million.
To combat this Warner Bros.’ decided to change the name. As if we didn’t already know the movie was focused on Harley Quinn the new name tells you.
Screenrant reports, the studio requested theaters now market the movie as Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey
How Are People Reacting to the News
Fans say the extremely long original title was too confusing and may have contributed to its low box office.
A Brief Summary of the Film
DC Comics.com says, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Check out the trailer for Birds of Prey below
Last time a name change was made, it didn’t end well.
In 2014 Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starred in Edge of Tomorrow. Originally as All You Need is Kill, Warner Bros. felt “kill” was too negative.
They came up with Live Die Repeat after director Doug Liman said the title didn’t reflect the film.
It was released to home media as Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
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