Update: Including the midnight screenings, The Last Airbender took in an estimated $16.35 million. That’s actually a very solid opening. The 5-day figure will looks to be closer to $50-60 million.
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Despite horrendous reviews — 6% on Rotten Tomatoes — M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender appears headed for a respectable opening weekend. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the film took in a solid $3 million from Thursday midnight screenings. Tracking remains positive despite those dismal reviews and the 2D to 3D converted film should get somewhere in the neighborhood of $45-60 million for the 5-day holiday weekend.