Bad reviews notwithstanding, the built-in fanbase for The Last Airbender was sufficient to rocket the much-ridiculed M. Night Shyamalan adaptation to a respectable second place with $70 million over five days (and making the predictions that the film will end the director's career kind of silly). That said, the poor word-of-mouth will likely make the movie's returns drop like a stone over the coming weeks, and it will have to look overseas to recoup its inflated budget. The promised sequel is, I think, doubtful; this could be a repeat of The Golden Compass.

Twilight faces no such problems. Eclipse had itself a field day, raking in almost as much since its Wednesday opening as the first of the series did in its entire run. The Twilight flicks generally have pretty steep second-weekend drops, but Eclipse should still end up the highest-grossing of the three films. Determined to milk this cow dry, Summit has split the last novel in the franchise, Breaking Dawn, into two films, a la Harry Potter. I remain somewhat outraged over the Potter split, since Deathly Hallows is the one book that doesn't merit that treatment (it's kinda uneventful). Can't comment on Breaking Dawn.

Toy Story 3 held up very well and crossed the $300 million mark. It should be the highest-grossing Pixar movie ever by the end of next weekend. The Karate Kid is also holding well, and will push toward $180 million. Knight & Day, which will struggle to get to $75 million, will go down as one of the summer's biggest disappointments. And the indie Cyrus expanded to just over 75 screens and snuck into the top 10.

The 4-day top 10 after the jump.