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'The Avengers' Sits On Top; Johnny Depp's 'Dark Shadows' Underperforms

The Avengers takes the box office’s #1 spot for another weekend, beating out the opening for Johnny Depp’s Dark  Shadows. The superhero flick is on track to making $100 million for its second weekend out.  On Friday alone, the film raked in another $29 million, plus another $21 million overseas – upping the overall cumulative haul to $853.4 million.

Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp, didn’t impress as much, making $9.7 million from 3,755 theaters on Friday.  Its opening numbers puts the film on track to a $3o million gross range. Thats comparatively low for the the Tim Burton/Depp collaboration. Audiences gave it only a B- CinemaScore

Sony’s Think Like A Man is still performing unexpectedly well, making another $1.5 million from 2,o52 screens on Friday, which raised its total domestic take to $77 million.

Below is a complete list of the top ten films, based on Fridays estimates:

1. Marvel’s The Avengers (Disney) Week 2 – 4,349 Theaters – PG13
Friday $29M (-64%); Weekend $100.0M; Cumulative $368.0M

2. Dark Shadows (Warner Bros) NEW – 3,755 Theaters – PG13
Friday $10.5M; Weekend $28.0M

3. Think Like A Man (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 4 – 2,052 Theaters – PG13
Friday $1.5M; Weekend $6.5M; Cumulative $82.0M

4. The Lucky One (Warner Bros) Week 4 – 2,839 Theaters – PG13
Friday $1.3M; Weekend $4.1M; Cumulative $54.0M

5. The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) Week 8 – 2,531 Theaters – PG13
Friday $1.2M; Weekend $4.3M ; Cumulative $387.0M

6. Five-Year Engagement (Universal) Week 3 – 2,569 Theaters – R
Friday $955K; Weekend $3.2M; Cumulative $24.5M

7. Pirates! Band of Misfits (Aardman/Sony) Week 3 – 3,079 Theaters -PG
Friday $740K; Weekend $3.2M; Cumulative $23.2M

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Week 2 – 178 Theaters – PG13
Friday $665K; Weekend $2.8M; Cumulative $4.0M

9. Girl In Progress (Lionsgate) NEW – 322 Theaters – G
Friday $408K; Weekend $1.5M

10. The Raven (Relativity) Week 3 – 1,888 Theaters – R
Friday $405K; Weekend $1.2M; Cumulative $15.5M


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