Box Office

Shutter Island Tops Box Office Again

Despite a 46 percent dropoff in domestic ticket sales in the last week, Shutter Island scared up an additional $22.2 million at the box office this weekend. The Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio thriller made $41 million its first weekend, and is expected to recoup its production costs (which Paramount valued at $75 million after tax credits). So far, the movie’s performance is similar to that of The Departed, which eventually grossed $157.5 million in international box office. Films that opened over the President's Day weekend are also still faring well, with Valentine's Day passing $100 million domestically and $95.4 million internationally. But Avatar is still a box-office giant—beating out Percy Jackson, Valentine's Day, and Dear John for an additional $14 million this weekend.