Neither mysterious toxins nor the combination of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan can top the dynamic duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Shutter Island will likely dominate the weekend for the second week in a row. Early estimates suggest the thriller based on the Dennis Lehane book earned around $6.8 million Friday, putting it on track for a $22 million weekend.
Cop Out and The Crazies, the two new R-rated flicks that opened this weekend, bowed to similar numbers – around $5.9 million for Friday. But predictors believe the comedic Cop Out will edge out the horror flick Crazies by a million or so with Cop Out expected to gross around $17 million and The Crazies looking to take in $15-$16 million. Twentieth Century Fox’s two films are likely to fill out the rest of the top five with Avatar grossing an estimated $3 million on Friday, putting its weekend take around $12 million with a total that now exceeds $700 million.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians will likely to take spot five for the weekend with a Friday number hovering a little over $2 million. That could change if Valentine’s Day surges ahead. The ensemble romantic comedy is also showing an early Friday number in the $2 million range. Check back tomorrow for complete results.