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An Olympic Victory for ‘Shutter Island’

O.K., maybe Leo is not quite as obvious, but in terms of who benefited the most from NBC’s coverage of the Games, the actor’s name definitely belongs in there, because he set a personal record.

His film “Shutter Island” posted the best opening-week box-office gross of his career, with a $41 million take. (Yes, that includes “Titanic,” which started somewhat modestly with a $27 million first weekend. Mr. DiCaprio’s best opening until now was “Catch Me If You Can,” at $30 million.)

That big weekend showing for “Shutter Island” was also a standout performance for another famed movie name: the director Martin Scorsese, who had the best box-office opening of his long career. (His previous best was “The Departed,” with $27 million.)

Source: NY Times