Evan Almighty In Theaters
"Evan Almighty" - Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin"), reprising his role as the polished, preening newscaster Evan Baxter of "Bruce Almighty," is the next one anointed by God to accomplish a holy mission in the hilarious new comedy "Evan Almighty." Blockbuster comedy director Tom Shadyac ("The Nutty Professor," "Liar Liar," "Bruce Almighty") returns behind the camera for this next episode of divine intervention. This time, however, his cast grows two-by-two. Newly elected to Congress, Evan leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his family to suburban northern Virginia. Once there, his life gets turned upside-down when God (Morgan Freeman) appears and mysteriously commands him to build an ark. But his befuddled family just can't decide whether Evan is having an extraordinary mid-life crisis or is truly onto something of Biblical proportions...
STARRING: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, Wanda Sykes
DIRECTOR: Tom Shadyac
STUDIO: Universal Pictures
RATING: PG (For language and adult situations)
Wild About Movies Grade: F
June 22, 2007 - Evan Almighty is the most expensive comedy movie ever made; coming in at over $200 million. Wild About Movies predicts somewhere in the $30 million range. "Conservative" (no pun intendeded, since this movie was targeted at "Christians") estimates from Universal, the film's producer? $40. So they're expecting, in other words, over $50 million.
June 24, 2007 - After three days in theaters, "Evan Almighty" was just alrighty, with just over $30 million at the box office. Word of mouth, for the dreadful film, helped sink it. Look for it to drop over 70% next weekend, when and hit theaters.