Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dark Shadows Takings Reach $130 Million

Box Office Mojo have published revised global takings for Dark Shadows, revealing that the film has generated over $132 million in less than two weeks in cinemas. As of May 20, the US domestic total is estimated at $50.9 million, with $81.3 million for overseas territories. 

In addition, The Hollywood Reporter have noted that Dark Shadows' opening weekend in Japan has generated another $5 million not included in these figures, which also omit the $5.3 million Russian takings reported earlier in the week. When these sums are factored in, as it enters its third week of release, Dark Shadows' combined earnings stand at over $142 million.

While the US box office for the film has been sluggish compared to the stellar business enjoyed by The Avengers, Dark Shadows has performed strongly in a number of foreign territories. In France, it beat The Avengers for a second week and has additionally opened as the number one film in Belgium, Finland, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Spain. In the US, Dark Shadows slipped to fourth place, but was still estimated to generate $12.7 million over the course of its second weekend.

13 comments:

speedbird said...

hate to say it but i dont think we will see a dark shadows 2.

Agent00Soul said...

I'm glad to hear the movie has done well! It captured the soul of the original and updated it very well IMHO

Nathan Watson said...

This is a respectable total for sure. The movie is far from a flop. However, it may not be doing well enough to warrant a sequel. We'll see...

tardis82 said...

If Avengers was not dominating the box office like it is and the movie did these same numbers then I'd probably be inclined to agree; however, I think the movie studios understand that this is a unique situation where one movie is syphoning viewers from other movies. These aren't bad numbers though and it seems to be doing pretty darn well overseas so we'll see. I'm curious about the movie's budget though. I've read $150 million but not sure.

rehbda said...

I think we all need to see it again even if u don't like it we can work for a better sequel

c495b854-a3c1-11e1-8073-000bcdca4d7a said...

Ive been 4 times, will no doubt go again...

Agent00Soul said...

I'm going to go again also. And not just because it's Dark Shadows. If I thought it was a bad movie, then I wouldn't do it, but it's good.

thegraveyardkey said...

I'm going to see it for the third time in Imax. I wish I could see it more but I don't have the money.

Steve Crompton said...

I loved it - everything I hoped to be. Almost all the humor fit the fact that Barnabus didn't understand things in 1972. It was a great idea to set the movie at the same era of the TV series, really added a lot for me to enjoy.

Sharon Lynn H. said...

Although DARK SHADOWS gross earnings is not as much as the AVENGERS movie grossing due to it's build-up of previous films like: the Iron Man franchise, Captain America & Thor plus it has a broader fan base (Marvel/Disney)...'so obviously of course their going to make a higher gross amount for their hit film which I've seen twice. DARK SHADOWS is trying to make it's way back into the limelight big screen (Warner Brothers: how very brave a move)and yet it does have a "very dedicated" fan-base since the mid 1960's (thank God for that!) it still needs to attract an broader audience/in which it is archiving that goal with time. I've seen the new DS's movie 3 times (w/a nice crowd audience) and it's a really awesome movie with strong haunting-emotion w/hints of humour to it that carry's an darkly atmospheric feel foundation (like the Classic DS's) to it which is very important!! But I would like to see more in-depth touches on the characters and so look forward to that in future DARK SHADOWS sequel(s) AND I want to see the Collinwood Mansion re-stored who knows maybe the fire didn't destroy everything and only the West Wing w/it's 200 rooms is saved. Can't wait...'add more serious atmospheric edges to DS-2, Dr. Hoffman is angry!!

d0a8e48a-a813-11e1-8750-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I saw it once, it was okay; but more like a Beetlejuice version of Dark Shadows. I was hoping for more of a horror film than a comedy will wait for DVD for second viewing.

d0a8e48a-a813-11e1-8750-000bcdcb8a73 said...

I saw it once, it was okay; but more like a Beetlejuice version of Dark Shadows. I was hoping for more of a horror film than a comedy will wait for DVD for second viewing.

Tracy said...

The movie is up to about $175 million in total domestic and international box office. It's now profitable. Yes, I heard the budget was $150 million also.

Funny how domestic revenue is approx $70 million and international is approx $105 million! Who knew "Dark Shadows" had an international fan base--all I can think of is that the international numbers come from die-hard Johnny Depp fans, rather than "Dark Shadows" fans.

I have seen it twice, loved it even more on the second viewing, and will love it even more if a director's cut is released on DVD and Blu-ray with all the edited and cut scenes restored! I have rad that there is much that will return cohesiveness to the "all over the map" finale! Cool!