Box Office: 'The Avengers' keeps 'Dark Shadows' out of the light
Early Friday estimates put "The Avengers" at No. 1 with $29.1 million, bringing its estimated total gross to a whopping $299,143,000 in only its second week.
It's blocking Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's latest collaboration, "Dark Shadows," from No. 1 -- by a long shot. "Dark Shadows," which was mostly panned by critics, collected a respectable $9.72 million in its opening night, taking the No. 2 spot.
"Think Like A Man" is at No. 3 with $1.5 million, bringing its total to $77,192,000. At No. 4 is Zac Efron's Nicholas Sparks film, "The Lucky One," with $1.2 million last night for a $50,966,000 total gross.
In the fifth spot is "The Hunger Games," which, despite having been in theaters well over a month, is still collecting cash. Katniss, Peeta and the other tributes scored another $1.2 million this week, bringing their gross to $383,702,000.