'Shutter Island' tops Friday b.o.
'Cop Out' debuts at No. 2Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" from Paramount got a big jump on a likely repeat performance atop the domestic rankings this weekend when the suspense thriller topped the boxoffice Friday with an estimated $6.7 million.
The Leonardo DiCaprio starrer boasts $59.6 million in cumulative boxoffice through its first eight days in the marketplace. Originally set to unspool in the fall, "Island" cost an estimated $75 million to produce, after tax credits.
Warner Bros.' Kevin Smith-helmed buddy cop movie "Cop Out," starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan – copped the silver medal among the daily rankings, ringing up $6 million during its first day in release. That should keep "Cop" on track to cop mid- to high teen millions through Sunday, meeting pre-release expectations despite another snowstorm's hitting the East Coast on Friday.
Overture Films' "The Crazies," an R-rated remake of George Romero's 1973 horror classic, debuted just a shade further back with $5.9 million in third place. Starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell, "Crazies" also appears to be hitting its marks and should fetch mid-teen millions on the three-day frame.
Participant Films and Imagenation Abu Dhabi jointly contributed 50% of pic financing on "Crazies."
Fox's "Avatar" was fourth among all Friday grossers, with $3.1 million on the day shaping a $696 million cume. And Warner Bros.' romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" was fifth with $2.9 million and a $93.8 million cume.