Even though it was released later than anticipated, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s thriller Shutter Island made $40M opening weekend, becoming their biggest collaboration of all time!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese‘s psychological and paranormal thriller Shutter Island wasn’t released when planned in 2009, but execs say the delay gave the film enough time to be promoted, which is in part why it grossed $40-million opening weekend…Scorsese’s best yet!
“The delay only helped the movie with more time for the trailer to play and the ability to use the Super Bowl and Olympics to finish the campaign,” a studio executive explained to Nikki Fike‘s Deadline Hollywood.
Shutter Island is Martin and Leonardo’s fourth film collaboration (previous films are Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed) and is their highest grossing ever.
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