Dark Shadows debuted in second place behind The Avengers with a decent $9.72 million. That's less than Depp and Burton's Alice in Wonderland ($40.8 million) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($20.7 million), though it would have been unreasonable to expect their gothic vampire flick to match those colorful, well-branded outings. It did at least wind up close to 1999's Sleepy Hollow ($10.05 million), albeit with much lower attendance. Dark Shadows should earn around $29 million this weekend.
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