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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