M. Night Shyamalan's first film since leaving Disney tanked at the box office at least according to the standards used to judge one of Hollywood's most successful directors.
Lady in the Water a fantasy about water nymphs called "narfs" and wolf-like creatures called "scrunts" came in at No. 3 over the weekend behind Disney's "Pirates" and Sony's animated Monster House.
Director M. Night Shyamalan and Paul Giamatti on the set of 'Lady in the Water' from Warner Bros. Pictures. Handout/Reuters photo via Yahoo News.
The film opened to poor reviews but still managed to take in $18.2 million over the weekend.
Shyamalan has also been in the news lately over his possibly directing one of the remaining Harry Potter films.