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Box Office Breakdown: Shutter Island the Weekend’s Top Destination

Shutter Island

Avatar may have finally bested Titanic, but Leonardo DiCaprio still has reason to smile.

, Leo’s latest collaboration with Martin Scorsese, earned $41 million over the past three days—more than twice what it’s nearest competitor pulled in. The gross was not only the actor’s personal best (2002’s Catch Me If You Can earned $30.1 million) but Scorsese’s as well. (The Academy Award winner rang in $26.9 million with 2006’s The Departed.)

Another Oscar-winning helmer, , also had a bit of success at the box office this weekend. The director, who has been at the center of legal drama recently, saw his film The Ghost Writer rake in $183,009 while in limited release. That amount equates to a $45,000 per screen average.

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  1. Shutter Island, Paramount, $41,062,440 (avg. $13,729)
  2. Valentine’s Day, Warner Bros., $16,665,299 (avg. $4547)
  3. Avatar, 20th Century Fox, $16,240,857 (avg. $6292)
  4. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, 20th Century Fox, $15,254,421 (avg. $4492)
  5. The Wolfman, Universal, $9,895,105 (avg. $3070)
  6. Dear John, Sony Screen Gems, $7,130,552 (avg. $2329)
  7. Tooth Fairy, 20th Century Fox, $4,354,280 (avg. $1726)
  8. Crazy Heart, Fox Searchlight, $2,964,586 (avg. $2722)
  9. From Paris with Love, Lionsgate, $2,661,829 (avg. $1152)
  10. Edge of Darkness, Warner Bros., $2,243,311 (avg. $1059)

(You can review last week’s numbers here.)

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