The Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese has done it again with his 2nd chart-topping collaboration at the weekend box office with “Shutter Island.
Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island in Massachusetts.
In a statement Paramount chief Brad Grey said:” Leonardo DiCaprio is among the most talented actors working today and Martin Scorsese is not just one of the world’s most significant filmmakers, but also a personal friend. Following a highly successful 2009, we have every confidence that Shutter Island is a great anchor to lead off our 2010 slate and the shift in date is the best decision for the film, the studio and ultimately Viacom.”[Source]
Leonardo DiCaprio’s highest opening record was $30 million for “Catch Me If You Can” in 2002, whereas Scorsese’s “The Departed” has $27 million for his 2006 chart-topper.
Paramount said the audience was split evenly by gender, a sign that DiCaprio has broadened from his strong female fan base. Mark Ruffalo and Sir Ben Kingsley co-star. Shutter Island marks fourth collaboration of the Leo and Scorses. Previous movies were “The Departed,” “The Aviator” and “Gangs of New York.”
[source][image from: flickr]