I have mentioned a few times, here and elsewhere, that Evan Almighty was the only major sequel and — with the exception of Halloween, which opened on the Labour Day weekend — the only #1 movie last summer which failed to gross $100 million.
But that is now no longer true. This past Sunday, Evan Almighty crossed the century mark on the North American chart.
The film’s combined production and promotion budget was still at least double that, though. And studios typically get only about half the money that comes in at the box office; the rest stays with the movie theatres. And this film has done even less business overseas than it has in North America. So it’s still a flop.