'Shutter Island' tops box office Print E-mail
Written by KELLEY L. CARTER for VARIETY   
Saturday, 20 February 2010 00:00

Scorsese thriller opens with $14 million

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's fourth collaboration, psychological thriller "Shutter Island," has brought in an estimated $14 million at 2,991 theaters on Friday, a major coup amid all the dustup surrounding the release's date shuffle.

Pic is on track to be the duo's highest grossing debut altogether, besting 2006's "The Departed," which collected an opening weekend total of $26.8 million.

Coming in second is Warner Bros. "Valentine's Day," which brought in an estimated $5.6 million at 3,665 screens, a 61% drop from last week.

Fox pics "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and "Avatar" will likely flip-flop before the end of the weekend for the No. 3 spot.

"Percy" brought in an estimated $4 million in 3,396 theaters on Friday, while "Avatar" took in $3.9 with 2,581.

Coming in at No. 5 is Universal's "Wolfman," which brought in an estimated $2.9 million in 3,223 on Friday, down about 70%.

Relativity/Sony's "Dear John" dropped an estimated 43% from last Friday, bringing in about $2.350 million in 3,062 theaters.

Coming in as Friday's No. 7 film is Fox's "Tooth Fairy," which brought in an estimated $1.1 million in 2,523.

Rounding out the bottom three, are Fox Searchlight's "Crazy Heart," which took in an estimate of $765,000 (down only 12%) from 1,089 theaters, Liongate's "From Paris With Love," at an estimated $716,000 in 2,311 and Alcon/Warner Bros.' "Edge of Darkness" with $614,000.


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