Shutter Island becomes Martin Scorsese’s Top Movie WorldwideBy SAMPURN
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Psychological mystery thriller, Shutter Island which earned $294 million worldwide has become top-grossing picture of Martin Scorsese’s career. Earlier, The Departed, released in 2006 was his highest grossing film. It made $290 million worldwide and still remains Scorsese’s highest-grossing movie with $132.4 million, domestically.
Shutter Island with its $127.3 million domestic won’t be able catch with The Departed on that front, even though it has made more in its first 13 weeks than Departed did. It is because Shutter Island’s run is winding down, whereas Departed received a nationwide re-launch late in its run to capitalize on Oscar nominations.
Shutter Island which is based on Dennis Lehane 2003 novel of the same name marks Scorsese’s fourth feature in a row to gross more than $100 million overseas, following Departed, The Aviator and Gangs of New York. All these films have internationally popular Leonardo DiCaprio in central roles.
Shutter Island was originally slated to be released on October 2, 2009, but Paramount pushed the release date to February 19, 2010 owing to the economic downturn. It revolves round the story of U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels played by DiCaprio, who is investigating the psychiatric facility on Shutter Island.