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Feb 22, 2010 12:51 PM by Associated Press

`Shutter Island' makes waves with $40.2M debut

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's voyage to "Shutter Island" has landed them at No. 1 at the weekend box office.

Their creepy crime thriller set at a remote insane asylum opened with $40.2 million. "Shutter Island" is the fourth collaboration for Scorsese and DiCaprio and the best opening yet for both the
director and star.

The previous weekend's top movie, the all-star romance "Valentine's Day," slipped to No. 2 with $17.2 million. It raised its total to $87.4 million after 10 days in theaters.

The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" is still going strong after two months in theaters, coming in third with $16.1 million and raising its record domestic total to $687.8 million.

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