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Box Office: SHUTTER ISLAND Drops; AVATAR Rises

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley in Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley in Shutter Island

The gap between Shutter Island and Avatar got narrower on Wednesday (March 3), as the former lost nearly 15 percent of its take while the latter gained nearly 4 percent.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island barely managed to keep its spot at the top of the North American box office chart, with $1.65 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. James Cameron's Avatar grossed $1.53 million.

Kevin Smith's Cop Out, starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, was #3 with $1.17 million (-17.1 percent), followed by Breck Eisner's horror flick The Crazies, with Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell, and $958K (-20.3 percent) in revenues.

At #5, Garry Marshall's all-star Valentine's Day took in $538K (-15 percent). The romantic comedy stars Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Lautner, Eric Dane, Carter Jenkins, Taylor Swift, and many others. Chris Columbus' adventure flick Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, starring Logan Lerman, was next with $464K (-9.3 percent).

The #7 movie was the Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried romantic melodrama Dear John with $350K (-12.5 percent), while Jeff Bridges' Crazy Heart was #8 with $338K (+6.3 percent).

Rounding out the top twelve were Benicio Del Toro 's The Wolfman ($334K), Dwayne Johnson's Tooth Fairy ($170K), Sandra Bullock's The Blind Side ($122K), and Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness ($101K).

Photo: Shutter Island (Andrew Cooper / Paramount)

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