Well, the best opening weekend for director Kevin Smith still wasn’t enough as Cop Out was nosed out by Shutter Island for its second straight winning weekend at the box office.
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!