The newcomers to the weekend box office did not fare well in the face of “The Avengers,” which wins Friday night for the third week in a row, earning $15.3 million for an easy first place. “Battleship” opens to $9 million, which only puts it on pace for a $25 million opening weekend – not as much as was hoped for from the board game-inspired action movie.
“The Dictator” is third with $5.5 million and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” iss fourth with an anemic $4.4 million, which only puts the star-studded pregnancy movie on pace for a $12 million opening weekend.
“Dark Shadows” took in just $3.8 million for the start of its second weekend at the box office – not exactly what was hoped for from this Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration either.
Did you check out any movies Friday night? What did you think?