Martin Scorsese‘s Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, easily took the No. 1 position at the weekend box office, beating out last week’s winner Valentine’s Day, which fell 69 percent from its debut. Roman Polanski‘s thriller The Ghost Writer averaged an impressive $13,440 per screen in limited release in New York and L.A. Meanwhile, Avatar upped its domestic total to $687.8 million. 

1. Shutter Island, $40.2 million

2. Valentine’s Day, $17.2 million

3. Avatar, $16.1 million

4. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, $15.3 million

5. The Wolfman, $9.8 million

6. Dear John, $7.3 million

7. The Tooth Fairy, $4.5 million

8. Crazy Heart, $3 million

9. From Paris With Love, $2.5 million

10. Edge of Darkness, $2.2 million

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