In third place was The Crazies with a good $16.5 million haul. The other piece of big news is that Avatar just passed the $700 million domestic mark this weekend as its record-breaking haul continues. It is now up to $706.9 million domestic and $2.5 billion worldwide.
Overall, no real surprises this weekend at the box office:
- Shutter Island – $22,200,000
- Cop Out – $18,565,000
- The Crazies – $16,521,000
- Avatar – $14,000,000
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief – $800,000
- Valentine’s Day – $9,505,000
- Dear John – $5,000,000
- The Wolfman – $4,123,000
- Tooth Fairy – $3,450,000
- Crazy Heart – $2,540,000
So there you have it. Like I said, it wasn’t all that “crazy” a weekend at the box office, but it’s still more money for Martin Scorsese (with Shutter Island now up to $75 million), and the best opening ever for Kevin Smith (his previous best opening was $11 million for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), and James Cameron’s movie now has made $700 million domestic. All in all, it’s been a weekend of riches for some famed directors.
That is it for now. Back later this week for another Reject Report!