Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Avengers now reaches $1 billion mark

   Joss Whedon's superhero epic Marvel's "The Avengers" or "Avengers Assemble" has now joined the ranks of movies that reached the $1 billion worldwide box office record. Aside from tying with "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and James Cameron's "Avatar", "The Avengers" further adds to its impressive resume an explosive growth for it has just been playing in cinemas for 10 of those days. On the other hand, the Tim Burton-Johnny Depp horror comedy "Dark Shadows" only earned disappointing gross numbers since it debuted last week. Although part of its faults can be credited to the competition provided by Marvel's "The Avengers". Plot-wise, the film was criticized by early viewers, not to mention that there was almost no marketing done by Warner Bros. for it. Rounding up the top three is Tim Story's comedy "Think Like A Man", according to sources at Box Office Mojo (10 to 13 May).

   Similarly in most countries in Asia, "The Avengers" is still in top spot last weekend, with "Dark Shadows" placing second. Not many viewers over here know that "Dark Shadows" is based on the 1966/1971 gothic horror soap opera of the same name about a wealthy playboy named Barnabas Collins who was cursed to turn into a vampire when he evokes the ire of the witch, Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green).


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