Well it’s mother’s day at the box office, and I do believe the last thing any mom wants to really do is check out the latest film installment of the marvel franchise or re-live the eighties with a show depicting all relatives as strange or odd. But then maybe they wouldn’t mind looking at Depp, a cornerstone of his career.
And don’t you think for a second there aren’t plenty of young males that could care less for their mothers, who fully intend to follow Christy Burns’ boycott and march right up to the local theatre for a second dose of Avengers, or the first taste for the cynic.
Now how many times does it take before odd because the norm? This Tim Burton and Johnny Depp formula can only act strange and be unique so many times before it’s simply redundant of itself.
With nostalgia on its side for the older audiences which are fans of the television show source material, and dreadfully loyal fans of Tim Burton, and all the women that find Johnny Depp attractive, you still cannot compete with the combined numbers of every comic book fan of The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain: America.
And then there are fans of any previous renditions of The Avengers in any form of media—in addition to the comics. So no wonder our latest superhero adventure took the throne a consecutive week.
I would have been very intrigued to have The Dark Knight Rises release the same weekend as this Mother’s Day number one: The Avengers. All I truly have to say is that Chloe Grace Moretz deserves better than Dark Shadows.
She’s our next true star actress. Doubt me? Watch Let Me In. Now that’s how you re-make a foreign film. As for Johnny. If you want to push your creative material, Mr. Depp, try out new characters, like the only good part of Once Upon a Time in Mexico: his Detective Sands.
1. “The Avengers” (Disney): $103.2 million on its second weekend, down 50%. Domestic total: $373.2 million. $95.4 million overseas in 54 foreign markets. International total: $628.9 million.
2. “Dark Shadows” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow): Opened with $28.8 million. $36.7 million overseas in 43 foreign markets.
3. “Think Like a Man” (Sony): $6.3 million on its fourth weekend, down 22%. Domestic total: $81.9 million.
4. “The Hunger Games” (Lionsgate): $4.4 million on its eighth weekend, down 21%. Domestic total: $386.9 million. $2.4 million overseas in 59 foreign markets. International total: $243 million.
5. “The Lucky One” (Warner Bros./Village Roadshow): $4.1 million on its fourth weekend, down 24%. Domestic total: $53.7 million. $2.5 million overseas in 29 foreign markets. International total: $22.8 million.