The Last Airbender

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $131,772,187Details
International Box Office $187,941,694
Worldwide Box Office $319,713,881
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $30,512,465 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $9,092,638 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $39,605,103
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

The adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways to save the world.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
6% - Rotten
Audience
31% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Theatrical Release: July 1st, 2010 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: November 16th, 2010 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG For fantasy action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2126, 6/22/2010)
Keywords: 3-D, Voiceover/Narration, Martial Arts, Live Action Cartoon, Prologue, Whitewashed Casting
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Films, Blinding Edge Pictures, The Kennedy/Marshall Company

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 7th, 2010

It's the first Tuesday of December, and the last real week with multiple major releases. After this, the next few weeks are rather shallow in terms of first run releases. This week there are a number of titles that are worth adding to you collection, including the Pick of the Week, Inception on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. Restrepo is also worthy of consideration for that honor, as was either of the Criterion Collection releases, Cronos and Videodrome. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender started as a cartoon on Nickelodeon in 2005 and quickly developed a loyal following. When the adaptation was announced, it was greeted with some enthusiasm, but as more details came out, there were more concerns than cheers. When it finally did hit theaters, it earned some of the worst reviews of the year, but managed more than $300 million worldwide, which wasn't terrible. So with expectations on the low side, can the film avoid living down to its reputation? More...

DVD Sales: Christmas Comes Early

It was a rather slow week for new releases, as none topped 1 million units, but they still managed top two spots on this week's sales chart. Disney's A Christmas Carol opened in first place with 989,000 units / $16.81 million in consumer spending at retail, while The Last Airbender was second in terms of units sold with 751,000, but fourth in terms of dollars with $12.76 million. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 16th, 2010

It's getting really close to Black Friday, which is sometimes reported as the busiest shopping day of the year. (It's not. That would be Christmas Eve.) So it should come as no surprise that there's a prime release this week, or should I say re-release. Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition on Blu-ray is the biggest, and arguably the best, release of the week and it is the Pick of the Week. However, there was some competition from The Kids Are All Right on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

International Box Office: Resident Evil Still Has a Lot of Life

Another week, another milestone for Resident Evil: Afterlife, this time crossing $200 million worldwide, which makes it the first in the franchise to do so. Over the weekend it led the international box office with $25.20 million on 6519 screens in 55 markets for a total of $154.71 million internationally and $206.78 million worldwide. It managed top spot during its debut in France with $2.96 million on 408 screens, but that's below average for its run so far. Meanwhile, it added $2.87 million on 633 screens in Japan for a total of $38.51 million after three weeks of release there. That's almost as much as Inception has made in that market, and its been there for ten weeks. More...

International Box Office: Afterlife is Living Large

It took just two weeks for Resident Evil: Afterlife to become the first film in the franchise to reach $100 million on the international scene. It earned $39.61 million on 6235 screens in 47 markets for a total of $103.58 million internationally and $147.48 million worldwide. Its biggest opening came in Germany where it earned $5.38 million on 434 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $5.85 million. It also took top spot in Mexico with $4.38 million on 658 screens, in South Korea with $3.88 million on 367, and in Brazil with $2.96 million on 298. It did fall 62% during its second weekend in Japan, which is tragic for that market; however, it still managed $5.00 million on 634 screens over the weekend for a total of $27.71 million after two. With debuts in France, Australia, and other markets still ahead of it, this film will have no trouble getting to $200 million worldwide, while $200 million internationally is a solid goal. More...

International Box Office: Resident Evil not Going Anywhere

Resident Evil: Afterlife took top spot on the international chart. In fact, it dominated with $41.70 million on 3,935 screens in 33 markets for a total of $68.36 million worldwide. After just one weekend of release, the film is nearly halfway to catching up with Extinction for best in the franchise. It goes without saying that there will be another installment. Its biggest individual market was Japan, where it opened in first place with $13.27 million on 649 screens over the weekend and $15.58 million in total. It also took the top spot in Spain with an impressive $3.36 million on 488 screens, while it was a little softer in the U.K. with a chart topping opening of $2.61 million on 361 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for second place in Italy with $1.72 million on 270 screens during its debut there. More...

International Box Office: Double Milestone for Inception

It was a busy week for Inception, as it rose to top spot on the international chart and crossed two major milestones in the process: $400 million internationally and $700 million worldwide. Over the weekend, it earned $21.00 million on 7,785 screens in 61 markets for a total of $425.15 million internationally and $702.30 million worldwide. Much of this was due to its debut in China, where it placed first with $13.6 million. It has yet to open in Italy, but it will likely start falling off at an accelerated pace from now till its premiere in that market at the end of the month. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Remain Essential

The Expendables held on to top spot on the international chart with $24.70 million on 4823 screens in 38 markets for a total of $101.46 million after just three weeks of release. It had a few openings over the weekend, most notably in Germany where it placed third with $2.94 million on 531 screens. Meanwhile, it fell from first to fourth in the U.K., but still added $2.02 million on 453 screens over the weekend for a total of $10.52 million after two. With openings in Italy and Japan ahead, the film will have no trouble getting to $250 million worldwide, which is more than enough to ensure a profit. More...

International Box Office: Expendables Explode on International Scene

Powered by openings in a trio of major markets, The Expendables climbed into top spot with $35.49 million on 4501 screens in 30 markets for a still early international total of $60.30 million. At this point, reaching $100 million internationally and $200 million worldwide is practically a given. The film's best opening of the weekend came from the U.K. where it debuted in the top spot with $6.08 million on 453 screens, while it was also triumphant in France with $4.75 million on 445 screens. On the other hand, it had to settle for fifth place in South Korea with $1.25 million on 298 screens over the weekend and $1.52 million in total. Next up for the film is Germany this weekend, while it opens in Italy next month and in Japan in October. More...

International Box Office: Summer Slows But Blockbusters Still Reach Milestones

As the summer blockbuster season comes to a close, there are few major releases in theaters worldwide. Regardless, there are still a few major milestones being reached, and a few more to come. For instance, Inception maintained its hold in first place with $35.51 million on 6879 screens, in 61 markets, for a total of $320.44 million internationally. It also reached a major milestone worldwide with $568.91 million, making it just one of 78 films to reach $500 million. It is still going strong in a number of major markets, including Spain, where it remained in first place with $2.72 million on 497 screens over the weekend, for a total of $10.15 million after two. It was down just 22% in Brazil adding $1.56 million on 292 screens over the weekend and $4.43 million after two. Its best market overall is the U.K. where it has made $45.53 million after a month of release, including $2.62 million on 472 screens this past weekend. By this time next week, it should have $600 million worldwide, with $700 million becoming a lot more likely. More...

International Box Office: Inception Eyes $500 million

Inception remained in top spot on the international box office, with $47.70 million on 7287 screens in 59 markets for a total of $259.27 million internationally and $486.90 million worldwide. It won't have to wait till the weekend to get to $500 million. It opened in first place in Spain with $4.55 million on 491 screens, but had to settle for second place in Brazil with $2.03 million on 313. It also added $3.83 million on 418 screens over the weekend in Australia for a total of $20.64 million after three. While in the U.K., it made $3.60 million on 468 screens over the weekend for a total of $41.02 million after four. With openings in China and Italy ahead of it, $600 million worldwide is virtually guaranteed, while $700 million isn't out of the question. More...

International Details: Toy Story Falls, and Rises, to Second Place

Over the past weekend, Toy Story 3 fell to second place on the international chart with $38.69 million on 7806 screens in 42 markets. However, it rose to second place for 2010 on the international chart with $436.65 million overtaking Shrek Forever After. The only 2010 release that has made more internationally is Alice in Wonderland. Worldwide it now has $826.41 million and it has very likely already surpassed Finding Nemo to become Pixar's biggest hit. The film's only major release of the week came in Germany over the weekend, where it made $4.03 million on 740 screens, bringing the total to $4.35 million. While this is a good result, its not great, and prior to this the film had been doing great. It also remained in the top spot in the U.K. over the weekend, with $12.81 million on 564 screens, for a two week total of $62.82 million. It has likely overtaken Alice in Wonderland to become the biggest hit of 2010 released in that market. As for the film's future, it has yet to open in South Korea and Scandinavia. If it does well in those markets, $1 billion worldwide is still within reach. More...

International Details: Inception's Fast Start

After opening in a few markets last weekend, Inception got its international run off in earnest last weekend and climbed into second place with $56.78 million on 5,177 screens in 36 markets for a still early total of $87.86 million. It opened in a number of major markets and debuted in first place in most of them. The biggest was Japan with $7.86 million on 525 screens over the weekend and $8.94 million in total. France was also a lucrative market for the film with $8.01 million on 626 screens, while in South Korea it made $6.01 million on 583 screens over the weekend and $7.89 million in total. Russia added $7.08 million on 895 screens to its weekend haul, while Australia produced $6.67 million on 413. The film only managed seventh in Mexico with just $467,000 on 152 screens, but this was a low screen count. In the U.K. the film was down just 29% to $6.47 million on 456 screens over the weekend for a total of $22.01 after two. More...

International Details: Twilight Setting But Still Strong

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slipped to second place with $43.82 million on 9,527 screens in 61 markets for a total of $295.66 million internationally and $560.45 million worldwide. This includes a first place debut in Germany with $9.76 million on 767 screens over the weekend and $12.30 million in total. On the other hand, the film was down a stunning 75% in the U.K. to $5.19 million over the weekend and $33.84 million after two. The amazing growth the franchise saw from installment one to two is gone, but this is still a fantastically profitable movie. More...

International Details: Shrek Stuck in Second

Shrek Forever After remained in second place with a hearty $56.42 million on 6,987 screens in 41 markets for a total of $209.55 million internationally and $443.33 worldwide. There was some excellent news this week, as the film opened in first place in Brazil with $6.86 million on 658 screens, which is an all-time record in that market for an animated film. Meanwhile in Spain it opened with $4.12 million on 748 screens over the weekend and $4.97 million in total, but Shrek the Third made more than $7.5 million during its opening three years ago. Finally, it opened atop Poland with $2.73 million on 235 screens. Poland isn't normally considered a major market, but when it comes to animated films, it usually is. As far as holdovers go, it held on extremely well in South Korea, down just 20% to $4.66 million on 566 screens over the weekend for a total of $12.81 million after two. On the other hand, it was down nearly 50% in the U.K. To $6.88 million on 537 screens over the weekend and $25.81 million after two. More...

Despicable is Anything But

It was a great weekend at the box office with four of the top five films beating expectations. The helped the overall box office climb to $192 million, which was an increase of 2% from last weekend and considering last weekend was a holiday, this is impressive. (Granted, July 4th did land on a Sunday, which undoubtedly hurt the industry's three-day weekend haul, but I'm still impressed.) Additionally, the weekend saw 34% growth from the same weekend last year, which is beyond impressive. Year-to-date, 2010 now has a 4.9% lead over 2009, $5.94 billion to $5.66 billion. More...

Weekend Preview: Will the Box Office Remain Hot?

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It's a post-holiday weekend and that usually means a serious drop-off at the box office. Add in two films with serious Fanboy, and Fangirl, issues, and this is twice as true this weekend. However, we do have two films that are earning strong reviews and this could help mitigate the losses. Also, this time last year wasn't particularly strong either, so we won't need a $40 million debut to keep 2010 close to 2009's pace. Although that would certainly help and it is not out of the question. More...

Blockbusters Dominate Per Theater Chart

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse not only led the way on the overall chart, but also topped the per theater chart with an average of $14,510 over three days and $18,719 over four. The second placed film overall, The Last Airbender, was second on the per theater chart as well with an average of $12,725 over three days and $16,347 over four. Cyrus expanded to 77 theaters, and earned an average of $10,058 / $14,209, which was enough to reach the top ten on the overall four-day chart. Finally, Toy Story 3 missed the $10,000 club over the three-day weekend with an average of $7,517, but made it there when you add in Monday with an average of $10,689. More...

Eclipse Overshadows Competition

Independence Day long weekend may not have seen as many records fall as some were hoping, but every film in the top five topped expectations (albeit by tiny margins in some cases). Overall the box office pulled in $188 million over the three-day weekend, which was an increase of 15% from last weekend, and $250 million over the four-day weekend, which was up 16% from last year. Year-to-date, 2010 has now amassed $5.66 million in ticket sales, up close to 4% from last year's pace. Higher ticket prices for 3D movies does have something to do with that, but I think the studios should still be happy with these results. More...

Cast

Noah Ringer    Aang
Dev Patel    Zuko
Nicola Peltz    Katara
Jackson Rathbone   
Jessica Jade Andres    Suki
Cliff Curtis   

Production and Technical Credits

Director    M. Night Shyamalan
Screenwriter    M. Night Shyamalan
Based on the Series "Avatar: The Last Airbender"    Michael Dante DiMartino
Based on the series "Avatar: The Last Airbender"    Bryan Konietzko
Producer    Sam Mercer
Producer    Frank Marshall
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer    Scott Aversano
Executive Producer    Michael Dante DiMartino
Executive Producer    Bryan Konietzko
Co-Producer    Jose L. Rodriguez
Cinematographer    Andrew Lesnie
Editor    Conrad Buff
Composer    James Newton Howard
Costume Designer    Judianna Makovsky
Sound Mixer    Chris Munro
Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Supervising Sound Editor    Randy Thom
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard Hymns
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Rick Kline
Visual Effects Supervisor    Pablo Helman
Animation Supervisor    Tim Harrington
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Habberstad
Fight Choreographer    Markos Rounthwaite
Fight Choreographer    Ben Cooke
Assistant Director    John Rusk
Casting Director    Douglas Aibel
Supervising Art Director    Richard L. Johnson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/01 2 $17,511,097   3,169 $5,526   $17,511,097 1
2010/07/02 2 $16,614,112 -5% 3,169 $5,243   $34,125,209 2
2010/07/03 2 $14,388,363 -13% 3,169 $4,540   $48,513,572 3
2010/07/04 2 $9,322,544 -35% 3,169 $2,942   $57,836,116 4
2010/07/05 3 $11,479,213 +23% 3,169 $3,622   $69,315,329 5
2010/07/06 3 $5,385,151 -53% 3,169 $1,699   $74,700,480 6
2010/07/07 3 $4,340,399 -19% 3,169 $1,370   $79,040,879 7
2010/07/08 3 $4,036,407 -7% 3,169 $1,274   $83,077,286 8
2010/07/09 5 $5,221,616 +29% 3,203 $1,630   $88,298,902 9
2010/07/10 5 $6,718,556 +29% 3,203 $2,098   $95,017,458 10
2010/07/11 5 $4,695,299 -30% 3,203 $1,466   $99,712,757 11
2010/07/12 6 $2,101,051 -55% 3,203 $656   $101,813,808 12
2010/07/13 6 $2,271,440 +8% 3,203 $709   $104,085,248 13
2010/07/14 7 $1,720,951 -24% 3,203 $537   $105,806,199 14
2010/07/15 7 $1,577,255 -8% 3,203 $492   $107,383,454 15
2010/07/16 7 $2,218,717 +41% 2,805 $791   $109,602,171 16
2010/07/17 7 $3,081,588 +39% 2,805 $1,099   $112,683,759 17
2010/07/18 7 $2,454,848 -20% 2,805 $875   $115,138,607 18
2010/07/19 7 $1,047,026 -57% 2,805 $373   $116,185,633 19
2010/07/20 7 $1,085,008 +4% 2,805 $387   $117,270,641 20
2010/07/21 7 $921,077 -15% 2,805 $328   $118,191,718 21
2010/07/22 7 $900,051 -2% 2,805 $321   $119,091,769 22
2010/07/23 9 $1,209,965 +34% 2,127 $569   $120,301,734 23
2010/07/24 9 $1,684,719 +39% 2,127 $792   $121,986,453 24
2010/07/25 9 $1,322,337 -22% 2,127 $622   $123,308,790 25
2010/07/26 9 $535,407 -60% 2,127 $252   $123,844,197 26
2010/07/27 9 $589,055 +10% 2,127 $277   $124,433,252 27
2010/07/28 9 $516,848 -12% 2,127 $243   $124,950,100 28
2010/07/29 10 $528,177 +2% 2,127 $248   $125,478,277 29
2010/07/30 13 $509,230 -4% 1,238 $411   $125,987,507 30
2010/07/31 13 $714,280 +40% 1,238 $577   $126,701,787 31
2010/08/01 13 $591,660 -17% 1,238 $478   $127,293,447 32
2010/08/02 13 $252,002 -57% 1,238 $204   $127,545,449 33
2010/08/03 13 $256,520 +2% 1,238 $207   $127,801,969 34
2010/08/04 13 $231,858 -10% 1,238 $187   $128,033,827 35
2010/08/05 13 $232,540 n/c 1,238 $188   $128,266,367 36
2010/08/06 - $200,778 -14% 639 $314   $128,467,145 37
2010/08/07 - $287,786 +43% 639 $450   $128,754,931 38
2010/08/08 - $216,089 -25% 639 $338   $128,971,020 39
2010/08/09 - $95,243 -56% 639 $149   $129,066,263 40
2010/08/10 - $105,114 +10% 639 $164   $129,171,377 41
2010/08/11 - $86,172 -18% 639 $135   $129,257,549 42
2010/08/12 - $87,256 +1% 639 $137   $129,344,805 43
2010/08/13 - $105,730 +21% 364 $290   $129,450,535 44
2010/08/14 - $144,665 +37% 364 $397   $129,595,200 45
2010/08/15 - $108,403 -25% 364 $298   $129,703,603 46
2010/08/16 - $48,185 -56% 364 $132   $129,751,788 47
2010/08/17 - $54,545 +13% 364 $150   $129,806,333 48
2010/08/18 - $46,227 -15% 364 $127   $129,852,560 49
2010/08/19 - $44,487 -4% 364 $122   $129,897,047 50
2010/08/20 - $51,604 +16% 223 $231   $129,948,651 51
2010/08/21 - $77,632 +50% 223 $348   $130,026,283 52
2010/08/22 - $59,360 -24% 223 $266   $130,085,643 53
2010/08/23 - $21,989 -63% 223 $99   $130,107,632 54
2010/08/24 - $25,737 +17% 223 $115   $130,133,369 55
2010/08/25 - $19,399 -25% 223 $87   $130,152,768 56
2010/08/26 - $18,734 -3% 223 $84   $130,171,502 57
2010/08/27 - $113,781 +507% 306 $372   $130,285,283 58
2010/08/28 - $183,336 +61% 306 $599   $130,468,619 59
2010/08/29 - $121,637 -34% 306 $398   $130,590,256 60
2010/08/30 - $39,472 -68% 306 $129   $130,629,728 61
2010/08/31 - $41,777 +6% 306 $137   $130,671,505 62
2010/09/01 - $33,290 -20% 306 $109   $130,704,795 63
2010/09/02 - $32,136 -3% 306 $105   $130,736,931 64
2010/09/03 - $74,963 +133% 257 $292   $130,811,894 65
2010/09/04 - $128,253 +71% 257 $499   $130,940,147 66
2010/09/05 - $118,272 -8% 257 $460   $131,058,419 67
2010/09/06 31 $98,732 -17% 257 $384   $131,157,151 68
2010/09/07 - $21,827 -78% 257 $85   $131,178,978 69
2010/09/08 - $17,936 -18% 257 $70   $131,196,914 70
2010/09/09 - $17,872 n/c 257 $70   $131,214,786 71
2010/09/10 - $45,253 +153% 220 $206   $131,260,039 72
2010/09/11 - $85,471 +89% 220 $389   $131,345,510 73
2010/09/12 - $51,378 -40% 220 $234   $131,396,888 74
2010/09/13 - $12,063 -77% 220 $55   $131,408,951 75
2010/09/14 - $13,620 +13% 220 $62   $131,422,571 76
2010/09/15 - $11,484 -16% 220 $52   $131,434,055 77
2010/09/16 - $12,571 +9% 220 $57   $131,446,626 78
2010/09/17 - $28,569 +127% 174 $164   $131,475,195 79
2010/09/18 - $53,154 +86% 174 $305   $131,528,349 80
2010/09/19 - $36,382 -32% 174 $209   $131,564,731 81
2010/09/20 - $8,849 -76% 174 $51   $131,573,580 82
2010/09/21 - $9,856 +11% 174 $57   $131,583,436 83
2010/09/22 - $8,521 -14% 174 $49   $131,591,957 84
2010/09/23 - $9,105 +7% 174 $52   $131,601,062 85

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2010/07/02 2 $40,325,019   3,169 $12,725   $57,836,116 4
2010/07/09 5 $16,635,471 -59% 3,203 $5,194   $99,712,757 11
2010/07/16 7 $7,755,153 -53% 2,805 $2,765   $115,138,607 18
2010/07/23 9 $4,217,021 -46% 2,127 $1,983   $123,308,790 25
2010/07/30 13 $1,815,170 -57% 1,238 $1,466   $127,293,447 32
2010/08/06 15 $704,653 -61% 639 $1,103   $128,971,020 39
2010/08/13 22 $358,798 -49% 364 $986   $129,703,603 46
2010/08/20 32 $188,596 -47% 223 $846   $130,085,643 53
2010/08/27 23 $418,754 +122% 306 $1,368   $130,590,256 60
2010/09/03 29 $321,488 -23% 257 $1,251   $131,058,419 67
2010/09/10 34 $182,102 -43% 220 $828   $131,396,888 74
2010/09/17 40 $118,105 -35% 174 $679   $131,564,731 81

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/21/20102750,859 750,859$12,757,094$12,757,0941
11/28/201017329,004-56% 1,079,863$5,589,778$18,346,8722
12/5/201019126,846-61% 1,206,709$1,901,422$20,248,2943
12/12/201019145,823+15% 1,352,532$2,123,183$22,371,4774
12/19/201018164,113+13% 1,516,645$2,295,941$24,667,4185
12/26/201026130,902-20% 1,647,547$1,887,607$26,555,0246

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/21/20103161,589 161,589$4,091,426$4,091,4261
12/12/20101733,068 260,466$835,948$6,591,0024
12/19/20101354,091+64% 314,557$1,259,236$7,850,2385

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