Monday Morning Box Office Report: Harley Quinn Wins with Mediocre Debut


Birds of Prey topped the box office over the weekend, but it was not a great turnout for the first major comic book movie of 2020. The DC movie earned just $33 million, which is precisely $100 million less than Suicide Squad made back in 2016. That may not be a totally fair comparison, but it is impossible not to see this as a disappointment considering the movie has an estimated $84 million budget. It did bring in another $48 million overseas but at this point it’s going to be a long road just to break even. Reviews have been mostly positive but it would seem that the marketing campaign didn’t work or perhaps the Harley Quinn character just isn’t as appealing without Mr. J to play off of. Elsewhere, Bad Boys for Life fell to second followed by 1917 and Dolittle. Jumanji: The Next Level rounded out the top 5. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has almost fallen out of the top 10 and Knives Out is now about to cross $300 million worldwide.

1. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn — $33.3M
2. Bad Boys for Life — $12M
3. 1917 — $9M
4. Dolittle — $6.7M
5. Jumanji: The Next Level — $5.5M
6. The Gentlemen — $4.2M
7. Gretel & Hansel — $3.5M
8. Knives Out — $2.4M
9. Little Women — $2.3M
10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — $2.2M

  • andyluvsfilms

    Aside from the big news, I’m pleased for Netflix that American Factory won Best Documentary. It might not be my favourite documentary of 2019 but it’s still a worthy winner.

  • Jake

    hopefully this won’t sour Warner Bros. plan to release more R rated DC movies.