'Dark Shadows' snags just $550K in midnight box office returns

Johnny-Depp-Dark-Shadows.jpgIt doesn't appear that Johnny Depp's "Dark Shadows" redux will be much of a threat to "The Avengers" at the box office. The Tim Burton-directed movie opened on screens around the country at midnight Friday (May 11), but racked up just $550,000 in ticket sales, reports The Wrap.

A lukewarm response from critics and a 41 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes certainly won't help fill seats this weekend, despite an all-star cast that includes Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green and Chloe Moretz.

"At once a brash, strutting pop culture pastiche and gloomy exercise in self-cannibalizing nostalgia, "Dark Shadows" is depressing on myriad levels," writes Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday.

"The Avengers" raked in $200 million on its first weekend in theaters.

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