‘Shutter Island’ Is All Alone In This Week’s Box Office Poll

Last week the MTV readers spoke, naming “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” as their top choice for the weekend’s new releases. The big winner ended up being (unsurprisingly) “Valentine’s Day,” its $67 million in box office sales easily eclipsing the $38.8 million “Percy” take. Still not a bad haul, all things considered.

This week, your options are far more limited. In addition to what’s already out — and really, how many times can you see “Avatar“? — only one wide release will hit screens, as well as a handful of limited releases. If you’d like for your voice to be heard in our new weekly video feature #NowPlaying, tweet your thoughts @MTVMoviesBlog with the “nowplaying” hash tag. Hit the jump to vote on your pick for the week.

This Friday, Martin Scorsese follows up his Oscar-winning work on “The Departed” with “Shutter Island,” based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name. The story follows a pair of U.S. Marshals who are assigned to investigate an inmate disappearance at an mental institution situated on a remote island. There turns out to be much more going on than you might expect; this is no rote mystery.

That’s about it for big openings. Everything else is opening on just a handful of screens, with the most high-profile of the bunch being Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller “The Ghost Writer,” starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. There are a number of others too, including “Happy Tears,” “The Good Guy,” “Dreamkiller,” “Blood Done Sign My Name” and “Celine: Through the Eyes of the World.”