• N. Bantu Key

Birds of prey reach new highs

From doing not so great on its first day in the box office, Birds of prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), or the renamed Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey is hitting its highest highs as it closes in on another box office milestone

. The movie added another $4 million in North America this weekend and more from international markets to push the movie's total to $188.38 million globally, meaning it should reach $200 million over the next weekend or two.

Birds of Prey may end up making the lowest amount of money for a DC Extended Universe movie, but that's partly because it's production budget was also the smallest. The budgets for Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, and Shazam! were all in excess of $100 million.

Birds of Prey is 2020's fourth-biggest movie so far, trailing Sonic the Hedgehog ($265 million), 1917 ($362 million), and Bad Boys for Life ($405 million) in terms of global box office results.

Several movie theatre chains changed the name of Birds of Prey to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey in an effort to draw more interest in the movie. The movie's official title remains Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).