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MIB 3 opens with solid first place $55.6M 3-day + $69.3M 4-day Memorial Day weekend + The Avengers tops $500M in record time [Updated]

Updated: Article updated with final box office data.

MIB 3 opened with $55.593M Fri-Sun and added $14.662M on Memorial Day for a 4-day $69.255M from 4,248 theaters. That’s a solid debut for threequel, which opened nearly 10 years after “Men in Black II” debuted to $52.149M July 3, 2002. MIB 3 also topped the […]

The Avengers carries box office for third consecutive weekend with $55.6M + Enters into top 5 all-time domestic

The Avengers had no trouble taking care of business again this weekend, grossing $55.644M from 4,249 theaters (-100) to bring its domestic gross to $457.666M reaching the $450M mark in a record 17 days (the previous record holder was “The Dark Knight” which did it in 27 days). Next up will be fastest to […]

The Avengers breaks 2nd weekend record with $103.1M; Passes $1B worldwide + Dark Shadows opens to $29.7M [Updated]

Update: Article updated with final box office data

Marvel’s The Avengers continued its hot streak this weekend with a record-setting $103.052M from 4,349 theaters ($373.072M cume), crushing the previous record held by 2009’s “Avatar” ($75.6M) for a film’s second weekend. It was down just 50% from last weekend’s record-breaking $207.4M opening. Other domestic records […]

$29.1M for The Avengers en route to possible $100M weekend + Dark Shadows 2nd with $9.7M Friday

The Avengers beat expectations again with an easy first place estimated $29.124M (est. $299.143M cume) dwarfing the competition including newcomer Dark Shadows. The Tim Burton-directed / Johnny Depp-starring comedy thriller opened to a so-so estimated $9.72M from 3,755 theaters and will probably open somewhere in the neighborhood of $28-30M for the weekend.

The big […]

The Avengers now past $800M worldwide in just 16 days of release + Dark Shadows does $550,000 from midnight screenings

As expected, The Avengers added $12.391M on Thursday to close its first week of domestic release — Friday-Thursday — at a record-setting $270.019M. The previous record was set by 2008’s “The Dark Knight” which grossed $238.615M in its first week of release.

The Avengers also continued its impressive run in foreign markets, adding another $15.5M […]

New Photos: Dark Shadows

Warner Brothers has released a new batch of photos from Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of the 60’s TV series Dark Shadows. The photos feature Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfiefer. Click over the jump to check out two more photos.

Synopsis

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

Dark Shadows is scheduled to hit theaters on May 11, 2012.

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New photo of Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Here’s a new close up look at Johnny Depp as the character Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s adaptation of the 60s vampire TV series Dark Shadows. Click to enlarge.

Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Dark Shadows also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz.  The film is scheduled to […]

Chloe Moretz cast in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Chloe Moretz (“Kick-Ass”) is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s big screen adaptation of the ’60s TV series Dark Shadows. Moretz would play the daughter of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer).

Johnny Depp toplines the project as Barnabas Collins.

Source: Deadline

Thomas McDonell joins cast of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Thomas McDonell will play a young version of Johnny Depp’s character Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s upcoming big screen adaptation of the ’60s TV series Dark Shadows. Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the script and Warner Brothers is releasing. The project is expected to begin shooting this April for a 2012 release.

Source: Variety

Michelle Pfeiffer in talks to join Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Heat Vision | THR is reporting that Michelle Pfeiffer is in negotiations to join the cast of Warner Brothers’ big-screen adaptation of the 1960s vampire TV series Dark Shadows. If cast, Pfeiffer would star opposite Johnny Depp, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Bella Heatchote and would reunite with director Tim Burton (1992’s “Batman Returns”):

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Eva Green cast in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Eva Green has been cast as the female lead in Tim Burton’s big screen adaptation of the 60s supernatural TV series Dark Shadows. Green joins previously cast Johnny Depp who will play the lead role of Barnabas Collins.

In related news, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcoate are said to be negotiating lead roles in […]

Seth Grahame-Smith to write Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of the best-selling novel Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been tapped to write the screenplay to the Tim Burton-directed adaptation of the 1960s TV series Dark Shadows. As previously reported, Johnny Depp will star as the vampire Barnabas Collins. Production is slated to begin this January.

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