DARK SHADOWS Set For A Disappointing $28M; THE AVENGERS Nears $1B Worldwide

DARK SHADOWS Set For A Disappointing $28M; THE AVENGERS Nears $1B Worldwide

Tim Burton's latest film was originally set to open with a fairly impressive $35M - $40M, but tracking now has it pegged as considerably lower than that while Marvel's The Avengers looks set for a $100M weekend, putting it on track for that $1B mark by Sunday.

Despite initial estimates of a $40M - $50M weekend, Dark Shadows is now expected to gross a disappointing $28M domestically, despite last night being on track for $35M - $40M. This is a shock for Warner Bros. and analysts, especially after the success of the last Tim Burton/Johnny Depp team-up, Alice in Wonderland (which grossed over $1B worldwide). It made only $10.5M yesterday, and with a budget of $150M-$175M, one can only hope it now performs better overseas. Unsurprisingly, the weekend will belong to The Avengers. It's set to make $28M today, with a weekend estimate of $100M or more. Ticket sales are still incredibly high, so it's likely that Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble will have no trouble crossing this figure and breaking the records set by Avatar and The Dark Knight. Disney claims that the film will cross $300M domestic on Saturday, with a $355M total by Sunday. With a current international gross of $533.3M (that's a global cume of $888.3M) it looks likely that it MIGHT hit that $1B mark by close of business Sunday. Click HERE to read my 4* review of Dark Shadows.


Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki


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SmittsMcGee - 5/12/2012, 3:42 AM
I'm not shocked at all. These recent Burton and Depp movies have been terrible.

Thank you, Based Marvel.
thalidomide - 5/12/2012, 3:50 AM
Damn, I just saw the movie yesterday for the 4th time and I never get tired on seeing this movie, the tracking shot was [frick]ing awesome!
Coachella - 5/12/2012, 4:00 AM
I'm wondering if it can hit 2 Billion? Seriously it can be number one all month.
MovieMaster - 5/12/2012, 4:05 AM
I only just realised, due to the 3D re-release of Titanic, that's now made $2B. If Avengers passes the $2B mark, then it'll be the 3rd film to do so and HOPEFULLY it will beat Titanic worldwide. Cameron needs to realise that he's not the only one who can make super-mega-massive films.
GodzillaKart - 5/12/2012, 4:06 AM
Why in the world did Dark Shadows cost 150 million to make?!
ManofSteel23 - 5/12/2012, 4:07 AM
HAHAHAHAHA just stop making movies burton,youve had your day back in the 90's
Destroyer7 - 5/12/2012, 4:08 AM
funny Dark Shadows 150 million budget? and didn't beat the Avengers? haha
Destroyer7 - 5/12/2012, 4:09 AM
GodzillaKart - 5/12/2012, 4:15 AM
@Superman2013: Although it was crap, Burton/Depp Alice in Wonderland made over a billion dollars in 2010.

Just sayin'
Dev - 5/12/2012, 4:21 AM
I think the more interesting thing here is why did Dark Shadows cost 150 M to make? O_O
VinzClortho - 5/12/2012, 4:26 AM
Burton and Depp are one trick poneys. The movie was really frickin' lame.
MadTitan - 5/12/2012, 4:51 AM

not even that surprised at all!

@thalidomide --- now you beat me to it. i think i'll go another this week for my 4th!

shocking is it?

not really!

Fenlion - 5/12/2012, 4:53 AM
A big chunk of Dark Shadows' budget went to paying actors.
Depp. Pfeiffer. Moretz. Eva Green. Bonham Carter. And don't forget
Burton's fee. This is why people don't feel sorry for Hollywood when it cries poor.
Only once in a while do they make a film where you can actually see
Where the money went, like Avengers, or TDKR.
MisterFixit - 5/12/2012, 4:58 AM
Yeah, first of all sorry for my bad English. Now... i saw The Avenger 4 times and yes, it's the best CBM ever made, an experiment never before attempted in these terms.
So i'm writing this comment to pay homage to the only other director who has tried
something like this, although i know that in his case we
can speak more about spin-off than a proper cross-over. Well, i'm speaking of Kevin Smith and his fictional "askewniverse", in wich, for example, Jay and Silent Bob are literally jumped from one to
another film. Obviously not a coincidence that he is
a big comics (and their continuity) fan.
thalidomide - 5/12/2012, 5:17 AM

Why did make a new account? Yeah saw it again yesterday, I was on my way home from work when my gf texted me and asked me if I want to see the Avengers again :p
MadTitan - 5/12/2012, 5:26 AM
@thalidomide --- lol, i wouldn't have a second thought when i'm on that same situation myself...

i didn't pal, i just made some revamped on the name which kinda sound stupid when twisted by a troll so since i'm a mad man, i'd go for the biggest bad ass monicker ever. lol

i will definitely see Avengers again! this week! :D
dahamma - 5/12/2012, 5:27 AM
DO it Avengers!! Get that Billion Dollar mark!! Marvel's a force to be reckoned with on the silver screen!
soforizo - 5/12/2012, 5:27 AM
I don't know where Deadline gets these estimates, I can't say they're wrong, but I just can't see it making $100M for the weekend... seems like a lot of wishful thinking. Then again, last week I thought 200M was crazy fanboy talk. Kudos to Marvel if it does.
HavocPrime - 5/12/2012, 5:34 AM
Lol didn't people hear say that this will beat Avengers to number one this weekend.

thalidomide - 5/12/2012, 5:35 AM

It was amazing dude, I was tired but that didn't stop me from seeing this again. The circling shot never fails to amuse people, the score from that scene fits perfectly well and there's still a decent amount of people who wants to see this.
MTrevinos - 5/12/2012, 5:41 AM
As long as it grosses more money than Avatar I'm golden. I can't stand that movie.
MisterFixit - 5/12/2012, 6:00 AM
can some of you publish a list of
screenings records in cinemas?
How many weeks do you think the movie will be in cinemas?

WOLVERINEDECADE - 5/12/2012, 6:02 AM
where did u watch bro? im just around QC... i want to watch it again, too...
Doctorkoan - 5/12/2012, 6:03 AM
Burton needs to stop developing other people's IP. Period. Every time he does it sucks. Yes. Batman included in my opinion.

When he does his own stuff, it's brilliant. He's an auteur. He has to follow his own muse or he's a hack.

Looking forward to Frankenweenie. I'll probably never drop a dime on Dark Shadows.
Sweep - 5/12/2012, 6:03 AM
Everyone is so happy that Avenger's is making so much money. Me included. It means that this movie has reached more than just 100 comic book fans with $100 million each. But you know who's really happy?

YourMomNaked - 5/12/2012, 6:05 AM
Anyone taking their kid to see this pile of shit rather than seeing Avengers for a 2nd (or even a 3rd time) should be added to this video.

thalidomide - 5/12/2012, 6:05 AM

Gateway Mall dude. I don't like watching movies in SM because they don't have reserve seating.
eleven59 - 5/12/2012, 6:06 AM
I think I shall watch it again today!
Ha1frican - 5/12/2012, 6:14 AM
WB needs to drop Burton and kickstart operation Justice League or at least World's Finest
Floke - 5/12/2012, 6:20 AM
Love nr4 in this list (I would have it nr1): http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-who-should-probably-just-take-break-while/

Alice made 1b? That movie blew more than Jenna..

HavocPrime - 5/12/2012, 6:21 AM
Or do something else that doesn't involve Superman or Batman and make sure it doesn't suck,Green Lantern could have been awesome and the start of something brilliant but the wrong people were attached to it.
HannibalKing - 5/12/2012, 6:26 AM
The last Burton/Depp movie I enjoyed was Sweeney Todd. It was the last Burton/Depp movie I paid to see too. :)
Marqy - 5/12/2012, 6:38 AM
@Ha1frican - I never was a big JLA fan but if the Avengers taught the studios and moviemakers anything it is that you cant rush movies like these. They would first need to establish the DC movie universe or something similar like Marvel did.
NextHero08 - 5/12/2012, 6:46 AM
The film was amazing but a predictable ending and dialogue, story with no depth and lack of suspense just doesn't do it for me. I'm probably gonna be hated cuz I'm not on the Avengers nuts like everyone else but it's not THAT good of a movie to me, it's just not. I could tell how the whole movie was going to play out BEFORE it was even released, which may be what ruined it for me. I'm not saying this isn't a momument in cbm history but it's just not that mind-blowing in my eyes. I really think Cap got downplayed and Thor was a major pussy, AGAIN and Hawkeye was a waste of time. Best parts involved the Hulk and the scene with Agent Coulson(won't spoil for those who haven't seen the film yet). At least with The Dark Knight Rises, no one was a single clue to what is going to happen, which makes it that much more exciting and then The Amazing Spiderman where Peter's origins have apparently been raped so there the surprise of seeing where that leads. This is my personal opinion but a great film regardless and a major congrats to Stan Lee who has lived long enough to see his creations come to the big screen in such amazing fashion and receive such love from the fans. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
silverdog - 5/12/2012, 6:49 AM
28M for dark shadows... that's 27M more than it deserves....
Marqy - 5/12/2012, 6:55 AM
@NextHero08 - Well we have some clues as to whats gonna happen .... Bruce Wayne using a cane for example and the 8 year gap - you know where this is going .. Bane using some seismic bomb or something ... The release of prisoners from some penetentiary (blackgate maybe?) and the involvement of the LOS .. now we could theorize as to what is gonna happen but it is similar to the Avengers ... we did know Only that Loki will come to earth a bring aliens with him and that it will be involving the Tesseract.. we didnt know much ...
Marqy - 5/12/2012, 6:56 AM
But then again .. Avengers was meant to have a less complicated plot
TheSpirit154 - 5/12/2012, 7:13 AM
Im probly the only person in here that loved dark shadows it was really good movie and i think Burton did a good job and he knew he couldnt beat the avengers (which was amazing!) but i think if avengers didnt come out yet dark shadows would be on top.
Ha1frican - 5/12/2012, 7:15 AM
@Maxi91291 exactly, i say starting with MoS DC should start a DCU, establish Clark as the first hero (as he always has been) then build off of that with all the other hero's following suit (just like in the comics and with Iron Man in the MCU)Then give Wonder Woman, MAYBE Martian Manhunter (i mean cmon if they can pull off Thor), Flash, reboot Batman, and MAYBE throw in a Green Lantern Reboot or they could just run with what they have (not the best idea IMO)or do Superman and Batman leading up to world's finest, then expand the solo film into Justice League. Only problem is it needs to have a BIG threat because like half of the characters mentioned are on almost (if not more) Thor level strength.
Marqy - 5/12/2012, 7:25 AM
@Ha1frican - That would be awesome ... if they did something in MoS like they did in IM1 with Sam Jackson I think people would (including me) freakout from excitement. I think they should definetly reboot GL because he is an important part of JLA and Ryan just didnt do the trick. WW and Flash are a must. They just need to be careful not to make WW too similar to Thor with the amazon race and gods and everything. The problem Batman ... he is just finishing one movie trilogy so they should maybe do him last but that does make little sense since he is Batman .
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