Weekend box office: 'Shutter Island' stays on top
Despite snow in the Northeast that looked like it was keeping people away from theaters on Friday, the Leonardo DiCaprio/Martin Scorsese thriller managed to earn $22 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates. That's a drop of 46 percent from its $41 million opening last weekend -- not ideal but hardly terrible either -- and has earned $75.1 million total so far.
"Cop Out," the buddy cop comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis, earned $18.6 million for second place, while "The Crazies" raked in an estimated $16.5 million for third (it also had a higher per-screen average of $6,670 to "Cop Out's" $5,894).
The two new releases bumped "Avatar" ($14 million) down to fourth place -- but the movie did cross the $700 million mark over the weekend. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" earned an estimated $9.8 million to round out the top five. "Valentine's Day" ($9.5 million) fell from second to sixth place, but it did cross the $100 million threshold.
The rest of the top 10: "Dear John" ($5 million), "The Wolfman" ($4.1 million), "The Tooth Fairy" ($3.45 million) and "Crazy Heart" ($2.5 million).
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'Shutter Island' leads soft Friday box office
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