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Shutter Island keeps attracting audiences

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Despite solid competition from two new wide releases, Paramount Pictures’ Shutter Island kept audiences captivated. It remained on top of the domestic box office with an estimated $22.2 million in its second weekend, a drop of 45.9% in ticket sales. The Martin Scorsese-directed psychological thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has earned $75 million so far. Internationally, the $80 million film has brought in $34 million for a worldwide take of $109 million.

Warner Bros.’ new comedy Cop Out opened in second place, earning $18.6 million from 3,150 theaters for an average of $5,894 million per location. The movie, directed by Kevin Smith and starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, was made for $30 million.

Third place belonged to Overture Films’ The Crazies, which debuted to $16.5 million from 2,476 theaters for an average of $16.5 million. Breck Eisner directed the reimagining of the George Romero classic. The horror film, produced for just $20 million, stars Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell, Danielle Panabaker and Joe Anderson.

James Cameron’s Avatar added yet another $14 million domestically and $36.1 million internationally for a worldwide take of $50.1 million in its 11th weekend. The 20th Century Fox release has now earned $706.9 million domestically and $1.844 billion internationally, which means Avatar’s overseas number has even surpassed Titanic’s worldwide total of $1.843 billion. Globally, the juggernaut has reached $2.550 billion.

Fox’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief rounded out the top five with $9.8 million its third weekend for a domestic total to $71.2 million. The fantasy-adventure has also earned $95.4 million in foreign markets, pushing its worldwide total to $166.6 million.

In sixth, Warner Bros.’ Valentine’s Day earned $9.5 million to take its total passed the $100 million mark ($100.4 million). Internationally, the ensemble romantic comedy has collected $87.4 million and worldwide it’s at $187.8 million. The film cost about $52 million to make.

Screen Gems’ Dear John took in $5 million in seventh place for a total of $72.6 million after four weeks.

Universal’s The Wolfman dropped another 58.3% in ticket sales to add $4.1 million in its third weekend. Made for $150 million, the film’s domestic total is at $57.2 million and foreign total at $63.3 million – a worldwide sum of $120.5 million.

Also of note was the Oscar-nominated A Prophet, which Sony Pictures Classics released in just nine theaters where it made an estimated $170,000. That’s a strong average of $18,889 per site.

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