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Box Office Friday: Predictions put 'Shutter Island' on top for second weekend

Neither mysterious toxins nor the combination of  Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan can top the dynamic duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese: Shutter Island will likely dominate the weekend for the second week in a row. Early estimates suggest the thriller based on the Dennis Lehane book earned around $6.8 million Friday, putting it on track for a $22 million weekend.

Cop Out and The Crazies, the two new R-rated flicks that opened this weekend, bowed to similar numbers - around $5.9 million for Friday. But predictors believe the comedic Cop Out will edge out the horror flick Crazies by a million or so with Cop Out expected to gross around $17 million and The Crazies looking to take in $15-$16 million. Twentieth Century Fox’s two films are likely to fill out the rest of the top five with Avatar grossing an estimated $3 million on Friday, putting its weekend take around $12 million with a total that now exceeds $700 million.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians will likely to take spot five for the weekend with a Friday number hovering a little over $2 million. That could change if Valentine’s Day surges ahead. The ensemble romantic comedy is also showing an early Friday number in the $2 million range. Check back tomorrow for complete results.