M. Night Shyamalan Movies Keep Getting Worse [CHART]

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M. Night Shyamalan's latest box-office film isn't box-office gold and that's not too surprising.

We need to talk about M. Night Shyamalan.  

He's the director with a reputation for   ridiculous unexpected twists . He  brought us the line "I see dead people" in "The Sixth Sense" and made crop circles scary in "Signs."

This past weekend the Shyamalan's latest film, "After Earth," a coming-of-age story set on a futuristic unpopulated Earth disappointed at theaters.  The star power of Will Smith and his son Jaden came in third behind "Fast & the Furious" and magic movie "Now You See Me" with $27 million.

It was expected to earn closer to $40 million , according to Variety, which is a decent take for a Shyamalan movie but very unimpressive for Smith. The movie cost an estimated $130 million to make.

Not surprisingly, "After Earth" is getting bad reviews.

If we take a look back, Shyamalan's movies have been getting steadily worse, as we have graphed below:

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Even as his movies get bad reviews, they fare pretty well in theaters.  

Movie            

Opening Weekend             

Worldwide G ross                      

Domestic Gross                Estimated Budget
"The Sixth Sense"             $27 million $687 million $294 million $40 million
"Unbreakable"     $30 million   $248 million $95 million $75 million
"Signs" $60 million $408 million $228 million $72 million
 "The Village" $51 million $257 million $114 million $60 million
 "Lady in the Water" $18 million $73 million $42 million  $70 million
 "The Happening" $31 million $163 million  $65 million $48 million
 "The Last Airbender" $40 million  $319 million $131 million $150 million 
"After Earth" $27 million -- -- $130 million

*Note: It's been mentioned that we did not include 2010's "Devil" in our list. While the film does have a higher 52% rating on RT (still rotten), the movie was not directed by Shyamalan. We've included films solely directed by Shyamalan. "Devil" was directed by Drew and John Erick Dowdle. Shyamalan produced and wrote the storyline.



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