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Leo is ‘King of the World’ in “Shutter Island,” Kevin Smith’s “Cop Out” Takes Second

February 28, 2010 /  by  
 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo Talk to Ben Kingsly in Shutter IslandThe weekend box office estimates are in, and Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have came out on top once again. “Shutter Island,” which made almost $52.9 million last week during it’s first week was number one again this weekend. The film grossed another $22.2 million, bringing it’s grand total to just over $75 million domestically. The movie had a budget of $80 million dollars.

Kevin Smith’s latest film, “Cop Out,” came in a close second this weekend with $18.56 million. This marks Smith’s first directing gig on a movie that he has not written himself. He said that when he first read the script, written by brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, he immediately fell in love with it. The movie stars Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, as two NYPD partners who are trying to recover a rare baseball card that was stolen from Willis’ character. They get into more than they expect, when they cross paths with a gangster obsessed with baseball memorabilia.

When asked how he felt about taking second place to a Martin Scorsese film, Kevin Smith said, “It’s a f****** honor to follow The Man.”

“The Crazies,” starring Timothy Olyphant is a remake of the 1973 George A. Romero film. Many critics are giving the film praise, giving it a lot of credit for the genre. It opened this weekend in third, with a little over $16.5 million dollars.

Here are the rest of the box office stats for February26-28:

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Shutter Island Par. $22,200,000 -45.9% 3,003 +12 $7,393 $75,076,000 $80 2
2 N Cop Out WB $18,565,000 3,150 $5,894 $18,565,000 $30 1
3 N The Crazies Over. $16,521,000 2,476 $6,672 $16,521,000 $20 1
4 3 Avatar Fox $14,000,000 -13.8% 2,456 -125 $5,700 $706,904,000 11
5 4 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief Fox $9,800,000 -35.8% 3,302 -94 $2,968 $71,214,000 $95 3
6 2 Valentine’s Day WB $9,505,000 -43.0% 3,578 -87 $2,657 $100,358,000 $52 3
7 6 Dear John SGem $5,000,000 -29.9% 3,006 -56 $1,663 $72,624,000 $25 4
8 5 The Wolfman Uni. $4,123,000 -58.3% 3,043 -180 $1,355 $57,244,000 $150 3
9 7 Tooth Fairy Fox $3,450,000 -20.8% 2,249 -274 $1,534 $53,866,000 $48 6
10 8 Crazy Heart FoxS $2,540,000 -14.3% 1,148 +59 $2,213 $25,087,000 $7 11
11 13 The Blind Side WB $1,295,000 -10.8% 945 -115 $1,370 $248,813,000 $29 15
12 11 The Book of Eli WB $1,130,000 -40.2% 975 -480 $1,159 $92,524,000 $80 7