Paramount's Shutter Island continued to lead the daily box office on Monday and has now led the box office for eleven consecutive days. The R-rated thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio grossed $1.77 million for the day, which was down 69 percent from Sunday and down 47 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day gross for Shutter Island stands at a better than expected $77.32 million. That places the film 32 percent ahead of the pace of 2006's The Departed.
Warner's Cop Out squeaked out a second place finish on Monday in what was a very close three-way race between it, The Crazies and Avatar. The Kevin Smith directed film starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan grossed $1.288 million, which topped The Crazies by $29,442 and Avatar by $29,698. Cop Out is running in line with pre-releases expectations thus far with a four-day start of $19.50 million.
The Crazies placed in third with $1.259 million. The R-rated horror remake from Overture was down 66 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. While it is still very early in its run, The Crazies is holding up well for a horror remake in its first few days of release. The Crazies is outpacing expectations with a four-day start of $17.33 million and continues to post solid per-location averages.
Avatar finished in fourth place with $1.26 million. The record-breaking blockbuster from Fox was down 68 percent from Sunday and down only 1 percent from last Monday. With Avatar set to lose 3D screens to Disney's Alice in Wonderland on Friday, look for the film to hold up well throughout the rest of the midweek before taking a hit on Friday. The 74-day domestic gross for Avatar stands at $707.82 million.
After falling just short of reaching the $100 million milestone on Sunday, Warner's Valentine's Day achieved that milestone on Monday. In doing so the ensemble romantic comedy became the first release of 2010 to join the $100 million club. Valentine's Day finished in fifth place for the day with $0.509 million. That was down 74 percent from Sunday and down 46 percent from last Monday.
Fox's Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief trailed Valentine's Day by a slim $12,225 to claim sixth place. The PG-rated fantasy film grossed $0.497 million, which was down 81 percent from Sunday and down a very respectable 31 percent from last Monday. Percy Jackson has grossed $71.50 million through 18 days of release.