Friday Box Office – SHUTTER ISLAND Gives Scorsese His Biggest Opening Day Ever with $14 Million

     February 20, 2010

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Tongues wagged when Paramount pulled Shutter Island from its Oscar-qualifying release date last October. Turns out, the studio made the right call. Who needs another Best Picture nod anyway? The fourth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island has been a disappointment to many critics – which means multiplex audiences naturally loved it. In fact, the noir thriller has given Scorsese his best opening day ever with an estimated $14 million from its 2,991 play dates. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Shutter Island has this weekend all to itself and that last weekend’s three new releases have all experienced precipitous declines. Check back tomorrow to hear Paramount execs say “I told you so” even louder.

Title Friday Total
1 Shutter Island $14,000,000 $14
2 Valentine’s Day $5,600,000 $75.8
3 Percy Jackson $3,956,000 $47.4
4 Avatar $3,900,000 $675.6
5 The Wolfman $2,900,000 $43.3
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