Box Office: Audiences Still Shuddering

There was no runaway hit this weekend at the box office, as the top three movies were only separated by a few million dollars. When it was all said and done, Shutter Island managed to hold on to the top spot with $22.2 Million. The movie has managed to gross $75 Million to date.

The Kevin Smith directed Cop Out did not seem to be hindered by horrific reviews. It still came in at the number two spot, and made $18.5 Million. This is the largest opening weekend for a Kevin Smith film. With a $30 Million budget, this movie should be profitable.

Overture films scared up $16.5 Million with the horror flick The Crazies, and it should easily recoup its $20 Million budget.  I was hoping to see a little higher total, but good word of mouth should help this in the next few weeks.

Avatar stuck around yet again, and made $14 Million.  It has now exceeded $700 Million domestically. Next weekend Alice in Wonderland will be taking over a lot of the screens, so there is certain to be a drop in its box office totals.

Holdovers Percy Jackson and Valentine’s Day both brought in about $9M.

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