I’m an adult, I’m all grown up. Nothing should scare me any more, short of death, taxes, and, of course, The Bride. But as an aficionado of horror movies, there are some flicks that do get a rise out of me. There are film nuggets that actually scare the crap outta me, some to the point where I won’t even watch them again. That’s how scared they get me. They are the stuff of vampires, gremlins, devil dolls, and the ultimate of all evils, mankind itself. We’ll take a look at one of them right now that haunted my childhood, after the jump.
Dark Shadows Falters In The Shadow Of The Avengers – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend Of May 11th 2012
You can’t stop The Avengers, that’s for sure. The film is breaking records all over the place, including this past weekend, which saw it become the first movie in history to gross over $100 million in it’s second weekend.
As for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows…well…
Read on after the jump.
After hitting the movies with the Queen last night to catch Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows, I walked away thinking that someone in the Warner Brothers marketing department needs a series wrist slap. When the film fails at the box office this summer, I guarantee it will be in large part because of the absolutely absurd marketing campaign that pushed the film as some sort of fish out of water comedy rather than the genuinely gothic film the creators puts together.
Tim Burton, Johnny Depp And Dark Shadows Battle Marvel’s The Avengers – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of May 11th, 2012
Most weeks I’d love to be Johnny Depp. Or even Tim Burton, for that matter (minus the kidney stones but I’ll take the mop of hair). This weekend, though, I’m really just happy to be me. Because no matter what happens to me over the next three days, I’m definitely not going to have my ass handed to me by The Avengers. Sadly, neither Johnny or Tim can say the same thing, as their latest film collaboration, Dark Shadows, debuts in theatres. Here’s our prediction for that film’s return, along with what we expect to see The Avengers bring in during its second weekend in release:
I thought I would give a rundown of the major summer releases that audiences may be interested in seeing over the next few months. Let’s begin:
May 4th – The Avengers
The Avengers looks to kick-off the summer movie season with a bang, and if the international grosses this past weekend are any indication, The Avengers will open big. The main plot of the film has Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembling the greatest group of heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) to save the world from total annihilation. I’ll say this flat out, The Avengers will be the highest grossing film than any of the characters (Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor) individual films, and it will be the 2nd highest grossing film of the summer, as I’m predicting a total domestic gross of $385 million. Just to back up the above statement, here is how the characters films have done at the box office:
2008 – Iron Man - $318.4 million domestic gross
2008 – The Incredible Hulk - $134.8 million domestic gross
2010 – Iron Man 2 - $312.4 million domestic gross
2011 – Thor - $181 million domestic gross
2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger - $176.7 million domestic gross
The film is receiving great reviews, which is going to help the non-comic book fan audience, and this film should dominate the summer box office for most of May, as it really does not have any major competition. Fans were excited by the news of Joss Whedon coming aboard as the director when the film was originally announced, and from all indications, he has made the perfect summer popcorn film. Expect long line-ups this weekend for the film, and I think this was a very wise decision to open the summer movie season with The Avengers.
Dark Shadows, The Dictator, Battleship, Men In Black 3 and much more after the jump!
Whenever I put up our Trailer Time feature, I always feel like I have something to say. A quick comment – something like, “this looks cool” or “I can’t wait to see The Avengers – here, let’s watch the Japanese trailer!” I can honestly say that after watching the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows, based on the soap opera of the 60′s, I’m speechless. I truly don’t know what to say or think. That’s neither bad nor good. It just is. On that note, why don’t you check out the trailer and let us know what you might think?