Shutter Island led the daily box office once again on Tuesday with a daily gross of $1.94 million. The Martin Scorsese directed thriller was up a solid 9 percent from Monday, though it should be noted that a number of wide releases saw even stronger daily percentage increases yesterday. Shutter Island was down 38 percent from last Tuesday and has now grossed $79.25 million through 12 days of release. Shutter Island will cross the $80 million mark today and is set to zoom past the $90 million mark over the upcoming weekend.
Fox's Avatar was up a healthy 18 percent and up two spots from Monday to place in second. The record-breaking 3D blockbuster grossed $1.49 million, which was also up 18 percent from last Tuesday. With Avatar set to lose 3D screens to Disney's Alice in Wonderland on Friday and Sunday's Academy Awards quickly approaching, Avatar could continue to hold up quite well both today and Thursday. The 75-day gross for Avatar stands at $709.30 million.
Finishing just $66,332 behind Avatar was Warner's Cop Out. The Kevin Smith directed comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan placed in third with $1.42 million. Cop Out was down one spot from Monday, but still experienced a noteworthy daily increase of 10 percent. Cop Out cleared the $20 million mark yesterday and has grossed $20.92 million in its first five days. That places the film 8 percent ahead of the pace of 2008's First Sunday.
Also down one spot from Monday was Overture's The Crazies. The R-rated remake placed in fourth with $1.20 million. That was down 4 percent from Monday, which represented the day's weakest daily hold among wide releases. Despite yesterday's decline, The Crazies has held up relatively well so far for a horror remake and has grossed $18.53 million through five days. The Crazies is currently running 14 percent ahead of last year's The Last House on the Left.
Warner's Valentine's Day rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.63 million. The romantic comedy was up 24 percent from Monday and down a reasonable 41 percent from last Tuesday. Valentine's Day has stabilized some as of late, but the film could take a significant hit from Alice in Wonderland on Friday. Valentine's Day has grossed $101.06 million through 19 days in theatres.