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Weekend Box Office Numbers (Feb. 19-21, 2010): Shutter Island $41.1M; Big drop for Valentine’s Day ($16.7M), Avatar a close 3rd ($16.2M)

Shutter Island provided star Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese with new personal bests (both together and separate) with a very solid $41.062 million from 2,991 theaters. The film opened to $14.058M on Friday, $16.3M on Saturday and dropped a better than expected 34.3% on Sunday to $10.704 million.

Last week’s #1 Valentine’s Day dropped a steep 70.4% to $16.665 million from 3,665 theaters ($86.927 million cume), while Avatar moved up a spot from last week to third place with an impressive $16.241 million, down just 31.2% from last weekend. Domestic cume for Avatar now stands at $687.962 million. The film will pass $700 million domestically before the end of next weekend. Worldwide cume for Avatar is now at $2.463 billion.

Last week’s other two openers experienced different results. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief had a standard 2nd week drop of 51.2% to $15.254 million ($58.715 million cume), while The Wolfman took a big hit, down 68.6% to $9.895 million ($50.364 million cume). Head on over the jump for the weekend chart.

Weekend Chart for February 19 – February 21, 2010:

MOVIE TITLE WEEKEND GROSS % CHANGE THEATERS CHANGE TOTAL GROSS
1 Shutter Island $41,062,440 NEW 2,991 NEW $41,062,440
2 Valentine’s Day $16,665,299 -70.4% 3,665 n/c $86,927,385
3 Avatar $16,240,857 -31.2% 2,581 -104 $687,962,011
4 ‘Percy Jackson’ $15,254,421 -51.2% 3,396 +40 $58,714,813
5 The Wolfman $9,895,105 -68.6% 3,223 +1 $50,363,730
6 Dear John $7,130,552 -55.6% 3,062 +87 $65,801,765
7 The Tooth Fairy $4,354,280 -28.1% 2,523 -225 $49,721,400
8 Crazy Heart $2,964,586 -30.5% 1,089 +84 $21,524,784
9 From Paris with Love $2,661,829 -51.6% 2,311 -411 $21,361,504
10 Edge of Darkness $2,243,311 -53.7% 2,118 -497 $40,347,222

Source: Box Office Mojo

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