Scorseses latest shuts out the competition

Despite a decidedly mixed critical reaction on t’other side of the pond, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island stormed straight to the top of the box office this weekend.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a US marshal investigating the disappearance of a criminally insane patient, the flick pocketed a tidy $40m during its opening weekend. It’s a record breaker for Scorsese and DiCaprio, giving them both their biggest opening ever.

Meanwhile, soppy Garry Marshall ensemble Valentine’s Day and the ever-present Avatar clung on to second and third place, the former taking a further $17m, the latter $16m.

Will you be catching Shutter Island come 15 March?