'Birds of Prey' opens at No. 1 but flies low with tepid debut

Birds of Prey
Posted at 5:46 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 05:46:40-05

LOS ANGELES — “Birds of Prey,” the DC Comics' Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend, opening in No. 1 but below expectations with $33.3 million domestically.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" had been expected to open around $50 million.

After three weeks atop the box office, Sony Picture's “Bad Boys for Life” dropped to second with $12 million in its fourth weekend. The action comedy has grossed $336 million worldwide.

The Oscar favorite “1917” landed in third place with $9 million in its seventh weekend.

Weekend box office top 10

  1. Birds of Prey
  2. Bad Boys for Life
  3. 1917
  4. Dolittle
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level
  6. The Gentlemen
  7. Gretal & Hansel
  8. Knives Out
  9. Little Women
  10. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker