After grossing over $200 million in its opening weekend, it was pretty clear that The Avengers was going to emerge in first place in its second weekend, but I wouldn’t have predicted such a small decline. The Avengers declined 50% to an estimated $103.2 million this weekend. This is the best second weekend ever for a film and it is also the only film to gross over $100 million in its second weekend. This brings its ten day total to $373.2 million.

Dark Shadows faced the consequences of opening in the wake of The Avengers and grossed an estimated $28.8 million. This is down from Burton’s previous two films Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($56.2 million). While nobody expected Dark Shadows to outgross these two family friendly flicks, opening below $30 million for a Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration is a minor disappointment.

  1. The Avengers – $103.2 million
  2. Dark Shadows – $28.8 million
  3. Think Like a Man – $6.3 million
  4. The Hunger Games – $4.4 million
  5. The Lucky One – $4.06 million
  6. The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $3.2 million
  7. The Five Year Engagement – $3.1 million
  8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $2.65 million
  9. Chimpanzee – $1.62 million
  10. Girl In Progress – $1.35 million