Despite being delayed several months, Shutter Island’s opening weekend was a success, as it sold an estimated $40.2-million in tickets — cost the movie studio $75-million to make. Limited overseas showings brought in an additional $9.1-million. Continue reading for two Shutter Island reviews.

The robust result for “Shutter Island” validates Paramount’s decision in August to abandon the film�s initial release date of Oct. 2, though a marketing campaign was already well under way.

[via NYTimes]