'Birds of Prey': Fans are going crazy for the DC action flick in spite of sluggish box office projections
Early audience reactions are overwhelmingly positive so there's a pretty good chance the movie might still outperform projections
This article may contain spoilers for 'Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)'.
'Birds of Prey' has finally landed and oh my god, it's amazing! Starring Margot Robbie as the devilishly fun Harley Quinn, the movie is a refreshing romp that's easily one of the best to come out in 2020. But that said, opening day box office projections for the movie aren't exactly great.
According to Exhibitor Relations, Warner Bros. expects the film to open with $45M in the United States. While the studio might be underestimating the success, even if the movie does better than expected, that would be quite low for the franchise.
Now those numbers may seem depressing but the audience reactions are in and the public at large seems to be going crazy for this hilarious high-octane action-thriller of a movie, so there's a pretty good chance the movie might still outperform the projections. This would be great because we can't get enough of Harley madness and we need to see some sequels.
One Twitter user wrote, "If you’re planning on seeing #BirdsofPrey please do it this weekend bc this movie does not deserve to flop 😭 and I want many sequels".
"#BirdsOfPrey was BANANAS, y’all," another user declared. "Just an absolute romp from start to finish and I loved every second of it. Wild fight scenes that rivaled those in John Wick, stellar performances from Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor, and a killer soundtrack. Go go go! 8/10".
Yet another user said, "#BirdsOfPrey is my favorite movie so far this year. It pushes boundaries and is unapologetically female. There is so much in it that feels like it was written just for the ladies in the audience and it was so refreshing to see. Also, it has the most amazing soundtrack 🥰🎶💖".
"Go see @birdsofpreywb go see #BirdsofPrey go see Birds of Prey GO SEE BIRDS OF PREY RIGHT THE HELL NOW!" yet another user wrote. "So good. So gay. Soooooooo worth it."
"So I saw #BirdsOfPrey tonight & I thought it was really good," one of the more relaxed audience members tweeted. "I’d say the 80-85%-ish rating most are giving it is pretty fair. I like that it didn’t take itself too seriously, but was also really violent. Which prob sounds weird. But women rarely get to truly kick ass in movies."
Another user tweeted, "#BirdsOfPrey is EASILY my favorite DC movie so far! <3 I liked Aquaman, I luvd Shazam!, but this?? Oh man, this was my JAM! Not only is it incredibly funny, but the action was absolutely FANTASTIC. DO NOT SLEEP on #BirdsOfPrey".
'Birds of Prey' released in theaters on February 7.