Evan Not So Almighty at Box Office


The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office. The Universal comedy sequel Evan Almighty continued the apparent jinx on sequels to Jim Carrey movies that omit the popular comic star. Despite an attempt to fill his shoes with the ultra-hot Steve Carell, who many thought stole the show in Bruce Almighty, it wound up with a disappointing estimated opening weekend of $32.1 million in 3,604 theatres. It was slightly overshadowed by the success of Dimension Films’ Stephen King thriller 1408, starring John Cusack, which ended up in a tight race for second place with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, each grossing just under $20.2 million.