Predictions Are In: ‘Birds of Prey’ Soundtrack To Bomb As Parent Film Fails at Box Office

Published: Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 by Rashad

Not even the combined girl power of hitmakers Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Normani, Halsey, Doja Cat, Saweetie, and more were enough to help DC’s ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack soar to the top of the Billboard 200, a feat evidenced by its predicted first week sales.

The project, released on February 7 to coincide with the premiere of the film of the same name, was preceded by singles Stallion & Normani’s ‘Diamonds,’ Saweetie’s ‘Sway with Me,’ and Doja Cat‘s ‘Boss B*tch’ – all of which failed to impact the Hot 100 (as of time reported).  A demonstration of the lack of buzz accompanying the soundtrack, said absent anticipation was realized once industry analysts unveiled their sales forecast for the week’s top-selling efforts.

Unfortunately, ‘Prey’s companion album is not among them.  Details inside:

‘Birds of Prey’ Soundtrack

  • First Week Sales Prediction (SPS):  <20,000
  • First Week Sales Prediction (Pure):  <1,000
  • First Week Chart Prediction:  TBD
If the figures above ring true, they guarantee ‘Birds of Prey’s soundtrack will miss the top 20 of next week’s Billboard 200.  The effort’s underwhelming commercial performance mirrors that of its parent film.   Our friends at EW report:

“Birds of Prey‘s first weekend wasn’t exactly Fantabulous at the box office. The DC film opened below expectations with just $33 million domestically, having been projected to earn $50-55 million in its opening weekend.

Birds of Prey has earned $46 million internationally for a worldwide total of $79 million so far, against a reported $82 million budget. It’s estimated that the film will need to gross $250-300 million worldwide to break even.”

A number of reports suggest the movie’s failing at the box office is due to plot misrepresentation, a feature the studio’s changed with hopes of drumming up more buzz.

“But it seems distributor Warner Bros. has a theory of its own [about the film’s shortcoming]: Potential viewers must not be aware that Birds of Prey focuses on Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. Well, the studio has now taken steps to make that loud and clear…or rather, louder and clearer. Though the film’s official title is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), take a look at the listings for your local multiplex and you’ll see something slightly different: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey…”

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‘Birds’ bombing comes just three months after the rebooted ‘Charlie’s Angels’ all-girl film and soundtrack suffered a similar fate (click here to read more).

Stream ‘Birds of Prey: the Album’ in full here:

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  1. K_man February 11, 2020

    Who’s isn’t shocked the movie and soundtrack bomb. The movie looked terrible! Nobody wants to see an evil Anne Hathaway

    • C**-ila February 12, 2020

      Have you seen the movie? I ‘ve seen it on it’s first week and in my opinion it was a good movie, i was only sorry it wasn’t longer.
      But I don’t know if you remember but Suicide Squad was a bomb in the US and a success worldwide it ended the year as the tenth highest-grossing film of 2016.
      I’m expecting the same from BOP.

      But even if you disliked the movie plz listen to the soundtrack its really good.

    • Drinkmybussyjuice February 12, 2020

      Have you seen it. Problem not cause you said “looked terrible”. It was actually fantastic. Great acting. One of the better dc movies.

  2. Fancy BISH February 11, 2020

    Woo chile lol

  3. Jake February 11, 2020

    They should have just called the movie Harley Quinn cause Birds Of Prey ain’t it. And that’s why it flops

  4. Clarks0oñ February 11, 2020

    Normani impact
    ????

    This is the second sound track album normani has been apart of that bombed on the chart.

    The Charlie’s angel soundtrack flopped
    Now the birds of prey soundtrack has flopped even harder

    Normani continue attaching urself to flops.

    Remember when yall were hyping diamonds?
    ??????

    • Are You Kidding Me? February 11, 2020

      You disrespected LGBT people saying the world would be better without them. We need your racist, homophobic self removed from this website. You love attacking Normani.

      She is so ridiculously unproblematic. Nobody knows why you hate her and it’s disgusting. It’s like how people were making fun of Ciara compared to Beyonce & Rihanna.

      I’d rather be Ciara. She’s happily married and while not top of the charts has love and is comfortable with herself. Beyonce has come into her own, but needs to drop her groomer Jay Z and RIhanna….still doesn’t have the family she dreamed of.

      Let’s see where Normani is in a few years. Never seen somebody be so hateful for no reason. People are defending Normani and Normani doesn’t even stick up for herself.

      Go. To. Hell.

      • Clarks0oñ February 11, 2020

        “You disrespected LGBT people saying the world would be better without them.”

        When did I say that?
        Pls provide receipts before u make nasty allegations against me.
        Clown.

        Normani is unproblematic, so?
        That doesnt change the fact that she has a poor voice, cant sing and has zero artistry.
        Her 500 fans she has a vicious animals who keep attacking Camila calling her all sorts of racist, xenophobic, homophobic names.

        Dont dish it , if u cant take it.

        Besides calling normani a flop is not a personal attack, it’s the basic truth.

        She has appeared on 2 sound track albums that are huge flops
        Charlie’s angel soundtrack
        Birds of prey soundtrack

        For a new artist, that is troubling.

      • only facts February 12, 2020

        @are you kidding ignore this troll. He literally said Normani’s fans are attacking Camila. The idiot proves himself to be more and more stupid by the day. Shall I provide links to all of the articles where Camila’s fans are sending Normani racist messages, showing pics of her with a noose around her neck, calling her the n-word, etc etc. Camila and her fans are the victims of nothing except their own stupidity. It’ll all catch up to them…watch.

  5. Are You Kidding Me? February 11, 2020

    I’m a superhero geek and don’t care for Margot Robbie’s portrayal.

    1) Why doesn’t she have on the classic clown jester costume? Iron Man looks like a mini Transformer and Dr Strange has the white streak and his cape. She looks like a meth head.

    2) Suicide Squad was trash. We got no character development. Will Smith and Margot Robbie are nobody’s one true pairing. They had a white girl playing an African deity and the Black guy..had no lines.

    3) All of the characters were forgettable. Deadpool 2 is what Suicide should’ve been. Unscrupulous shady people having fun going nuts because they have nothing to lose.

    As for the soundtrack, I love the shine given to unknowns and newer artists, so to me it’s a win because I’ve been exposed to new up-and-comings.

    I honestly am surprised the movie’s flopping as people made a big deal about Suicide Squad and I saw so many Harley Quinn costumes for Halloween. I thought people were into trashy white girls….

    • Clarks0oñ February 12, 2020

      “I’m a superhero geek and don’t care for Margot Robbie’s portrayal.”

      U dumb f****, margot robbie is the reason the movie was made.
      She is even one of the producers.

      She stole the show in suicide squad and that’s why they decided to give her a solo movie.

      Pls dont talk about thing u know nothing about.

  6. stan February 12, 2020

    if it weren’t for suicide squad, this movie would’ve done better

    it’s honestly not a bad movie. it’s fun and silly and par the course as far as action movies go

  7. J February 12, 2020

    It flopped because it should have been called “Harley Quinn” or “Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.” People are confused. This is stupid lol

  8. KeepingItReal February 12, 2020

    Kehlani should have been on this soundtrack too she slayed on gangster. Why didn’t they name the movie Harley Quinn? it would have done so much better

  9. Johny5 February 12, 2020

    Pretty wild that these girl power films and soundtracks are tanking. I think people want something gritty like Hustlers which was a smash hit.

  10. Paulo February 12, 2020

    All the trailers had Margot Robbie all over them just like the posters. If anything the movie is doing bad due to the opposite – not enough build-up for the whole squad. But it hit #1 box office over here and I’m watching it this week so whatever

  11. HavanaONana February 12, 2020

    Congrats K Michelle for bombing the billboard 200 charts after dissing Camila Cabello. ???

    Karma is now on 5G isn’t is Clarkson ?

    #49. K. MICHELLE | ALL MONSTERS ARE HUMAN- 14,734 TEA, 2k physical sales

    And also to Normani for selling 1k in Birds of Prey

  12. only facts February 12, 2020

    Yikes. The promo for the film and sountrack was a mess. They should’ve started promo for this like 6 months ago – they didn’t start with Promo until January. And then with Diamonds, Meg and Normani were posting pics for weeks, but didn’t give us a released date until the day BEFORE the song premiered. So, I blame the movie producers for all of this happening. Plus the music on the album sucked. Not one good song. I knew this would be Charlies Angels 2.0 – check my comments on the Diamonds post.

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