Second, Birds of Prey is rated R. Suicide Squad, which gave Margot Robbie’s Harley her huge showcase, was rated PG-13. As Deadline famous, loads of younger Harley followers — who liked the animated sequence and Suicide Squad — might have been shut out by that ranking. Suicide Squad had a a lot bigger manufacturing finances at $175M (vs round $85M for Birds of Prey) however its August 2016 opening was additionally a lot larger at $133,682,248. Joker can also be rated R, and had a $96,202,337 opening in October 2019, which was a lot greater than many anticipated. In Joker‘s case, there was loads of buzz and controversy — and no matter you consider the controversy, it helped the film promote tickets.