ComicBook.com was the first to notice that USA cinema chains have started billing the movie as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, before Screenrant confirmed that the change was done under the instructions of WB.
The official WB social media accounts, Fandango and IMDb haven't made the change as of yet.
It's no secret that Margot Robbie's Birds of Prey isn't earning the numbers that Warner Bros. had expected.
Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters nationwide.
So, the general mood is the disappointment that Birds of prey He is not doing well and the pessimism that this change will help.
The box office got an unpleasant surprise this weekend as Warner Bros./DC's "Birds of Prey" has fallen well short of expectations and posted a $33.2 million opening weekend from 4,239 screens, the worst start for a DC comics adaptation since "Jonah Hex" in 2010. Also, it doesn't hurt that this actually links closer to an actual comic that featured Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey and used the exact same team of the movie (So why didn't they just go with this in the first place?!). If it was for Harley fans, I think they knew. Not only does it put the name of Margot Robbie's massively popular Harley Quinn right at the end, but it's so long that most people just shorten it to Birds of Prey.
Birds of Prey is still in theatres for a while yet, and you should check it out if you're so inclined.
Birds of Prey has also been a disaster overseas as it has only brought in around $46 million, for a joke-able current $79 million and change worldwide gross. While some sites are reporting the budget was only $80 million or so; however, reportedly due to reshoots, some of the sets and the CGI involved, the budget ballooned to $100 million or more, and then when marketing and other factors are added in, the cost is even higher.
That Birds of Prey is struggling at the box office is especially disheartening given the rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Weeks in which there won't be much in the way of major competition outside of Sonic the Hedgehog.