Studio chairman Brad Grey said Friday that the scheduling change was a financial decision.
The film stars Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio. Follow Leonardo DiCaprio's Career from "Titanic" to "The Departed."
The thriller marks the latest pairing of Scorsese and star DiCaprio, following "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator" and Scorsese's Oscar-winning "The Departed." It also stars Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Williams.
Based on a novel by "Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane, "Shutter Island" follows the investigation into the disappearance of murderess from a mental institution.