$40.2M debut for Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio tandem paved way for another blockbuster hit.  Shutter Island got $40.2 on its debut.  Athough all the cast and crew has to be recognized, Ben Kingsley himself recognized the two for their better chemistry.  As to his own words, it was “absolutely thrilling” to be offered the role by the iconic director, adding, “He’s legendary, but … he’s absolutely cutting-edge, modern in where he wants and where we all want cinema to go in the future.”  He also admires DiCaprio’s performance as something with extreme edge.  He admits to love working with DiCaprio.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. “Shutter Island,” $40.2 million.

2. “Valentine’s Day,” $17.2 million.

3. “Avatar,” $16.1 million.

4. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” $15.3 million.

5. “The Wolfman,” $9.8 million.

6. “Dear John,” $7.3 million.

7. “Tooth Fairy,” $4.5 million.

8. “Crazy Heart,” $3 million.

9. “From Paris With Love,” $2.5 million.

10. “Edge of Darkness,” $2.2 million.

“Shutter Island”  is an adaptation from Dennis Lehane’s novel starring DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal caught up in conspiracies and delusions while investigating the disappearance of a patient at a hospital for the criminally insane. 

Poster photo is excerpt from Google Images

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