Harley Quinn Movie "Birds Of Prey" Changing Name After Opening Weekend Flop

Now to be known as "Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey"

February 11, 2020
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If you'll remember correctly, I had high hopes that the new Harley Quinn movie was going to be good. 

To quote a stupid, naive Matt Malone of October 2019: "I hope I don't live to eat these words, it seems like the perfect mix of Tim Burton's campy/comedy/comic-booky, dark universe, and the Christopher Nolan drama-dark universe. Maybe with a little bit of the Gotham TV show and just the right about of Joel Schumacher's shameful Gotham mixed in."

I may have been wrong. Now, I haven't even seen the movie yet (partly because due to how busy the last couple of weekends were between the Super Bowl and Oscars, I thought the movie came out next weekend). The movie posted only a $33 Million take for opening weekend, the lowest yet for a DC Extended Universe movie. Even though it was only projected to bring in $50-55 Million, it still disappointed.

So while Joaquin Phoenix is collecting his Oscar for his portrayal of JOKER, the ghost of Jared Leto might still be haunting this branch of the Batman storyline.

It was such a disappointment, that the studio is actually renaming the movie. The movie they've been promoting for MONTHS. The movie that is already in theaters.

So, Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will now be known as Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey, which... also... isn't a great title. And apparently, the original title of the movie was supported by Margot Robbie and her castmates.

I plan to actually go see the movie this weekend, and I'm just hoping that maybe it was bad timing. Not the best marketing. And this is going to turn into a cult classic or something.

All that being said, it's still technically the #1 movie in the country for the weekend. Which should say something about the state of movies right this moment.