Box Office: Birds of Prey Flies Low Overseas With $48 Million

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Warner Bros. comic-book adaptation Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) got off to a soft start at the international box office, generating $48 million when it debuted in 78 foreign markets.

The R-rated adventure — starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn — kicked off in North America with an equally disappointing $33 million for a global start of $81 million. “Birds of Prey” cost around $80 million to make, not including global marketing and production fees.

The movie had its biggest opening in Mexico with $4.6 million, followed by Russia with $4 million, the United Kingdom with $3.9 million and Brazil with $2.8 million. The studio said fears of coronavirus impacted moviegoing in Southeast Asia. Birds of Prey opens in its final market, Japan, on March 20.

Cathy Yan directed “Birds of Prey, which sees Harley Quinn team up with fellow DC antiheroes including Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Gotham detective Renee Montoya…

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