Weekend Box Office - Shutter Island Doesn't Cop Out

By Scott Gwin 2010-02-28 13:43:38discussion comments
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The final weekend of the February doldrums came and went, with the last two movies dumped into theaters making only mediocre splashes.

Critics and Kevin Smith fans alike had minimal praise for his new comedy Cop Out, but thanks to big names like Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, enough of an audience turned up to give the movie second place in the top ten with $18 million, the largest ever box office opening for a Smith project.

Of course, that's not such a huge accomplishment when you consider that his previous record was held by Jay and Silent Bob for a minimal $11 million.

Horror flick The Crazies came in a close third with $16 million, not bad for a movie made with no major names on a $20 million budget.

Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island held on to the number one spot for a second weekend, banking an additional $22 million for a total of $75 million domestic. Well on its way to the $100 million mark, the movie will be only the third Scorses movie to hit triple digits. The Aviator just broke in at $102 million back in 2004 and The Departed went all the way to $132 million back in 2006.

Meanwhile Avatar in its 11th weekend, continued to milk extra revenue out of the higher 3D ticket prices, crossing the $700 million mark. No actual budget information has ever been released on the film, but there's little doubt that it has made more profit than any other movie in history.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

Shutter Island $22,200,000  -  Total: $75,076,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 3,003
Cop Out * $18,565,000  -  Total: $18,565,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,150
The Crazies * $16,521,000  -  Total: $16,521,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,476
Avatar $14,000,000  -  Total: $706,904,000 LW: 3     WR: 11    
THTRS: 2,456
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief $9,800,000  -  Total: $71,214,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,302
Valentine's Day $9,505,000  -  Total: $100,358,000 LW: 2     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,578
Dear John $5,000,000  -  Total: $72,624,000 LW: 6     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,006
The Wolfman $4,123,000  -  Total: $57,244,000 LW: 5     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,043
Tooth Fairy $3,450,000  -  Total: $53,866,000 LW: 7     WR: 6    
THTRS: 2,249
Crazy Heart $2,540,000  -  Total: $25,087,000 LW: 8     WR: 11    
THTRS: 1,148

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