With an expected $9.7 billion worldwide haul this weekend, Warner Bros.’s Bird of Prey 2 will be the second biggest flop in history, with an estimated $5.7 million per-theater gross.
The Warner Bros. release has earned an abysmal Cotten’s score of 58% and a dismal Rotten Tomatoes score of 34%.
The film earned $13.3 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend, which is the lowest for any film this weekend.
The film has earned $26 million domestically and $53 million internationally, so the studio is hoping to earn around $200 million domestically.
However, the movie has only been in theaters for a week, so it is still a long shot for Bird to top the $200-million mark domestically.
While Bird has a very good shot at topping the $300 million domestic box-office gross, the studio has been extremely aggressive with the marketing and distribution of the film.
Bird of Destiny was released in the U.K. on June 20, and has since made $1.5 billion worldwide.
The film has grossed over $3.2 billion worldwide on its way to becoming the fourth highest grossing film of all time behind only Avatar, Titanic, and Titanic 2.
Bird is currently the highest-grossing film in the world, which would be a very impressive feat considering it has only made $2.5 million at U.S. theaters.
Despite its disappointing opening weekend performance, Warner has a number of other films on their slate this weekend that should be able to pull in even more than $5 million.
The R-rated comedy Love Is Love is the only new release this weekend and is projected to gross $5-6 million domestically, which should be a record for a film of its size.
The studio also has a slew of other upcoming releases in the works that should also be able for multiple-day totals in the double digits.
It is unlikely that Warner Bros will be able the film out on a number that large this weekend with the box office still being the main attraction.
Bird of Preys 2 is the first film in Warner Bros’ Birds of Preying universe to open this weekend outside of the U, which makes it an odd choice for the studio to release it outside of its domestic territory.
In fact, the film was originally planned for release in the United Kingdom in early 2017.