Critics are powerless in the face of Shyamalan

Money wins.

last_airbender_movie-2This weekend, The Last Airbender took around $57 million at the box office, despite receiving an epic 8% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Happening, M Night Shyamalan’s last project, despite being similarly savaged at the box office, made $163 million worldwide in the end.

What does this tell us? Complain about Shyamalan’s films all you want. They still make decent money – audiences don’t care what critics think when it comes it this particular director.