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AVENGERS LIKELY TO KEEP DARK SHADOWS IN ITS SHADE

May 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As The Avengers continues to steamroll over the box office, it’s likely to flatten the the latest Johnny Depp-Tim Burton collaboration, Dark Shadows — a film that would otherwise have easily become the top ticket seller. Today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times said that it expects the opening of the movie to be “good but not great.” That’s bad news for Warner Bros. and Village Road Show, which reportedly put up $150-175 million to make the movie. Most pundits are predicting that it will open with around $35-40 million. But Daily Variety observed that even if The Avengers drops 55 percent, it will still earn $90 million, which would make it the highest earner for a second week ever. (The best second-week result is held by Avatar, which earned $75.6 million in 2009.)