even the Sweet Baby Jesus himself can conjure a profit for Evan Almighty at this point. "The most expensive comedy ever made" ($250 million) brought in a paltry $32 million this weekend.
Secular critics have crucified the Steve Carrell tale—ratings-tracking movie site Rotten Tomatoes gave it 22 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, and a mere 9 percent from the "cream of the crop" reviewers.
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Christians, on the other hand, blindly love this flick. Without the hardcore lord lovers, reports Deadline Hollywood, the "film might have gone down as one of the biggest bombs in Hollywood history." It's no accident that evangelical Eberts are flocking to this flick. Universal called upon Grace Hill Media, a L.A. publicity firm that handled the Chronicles of Narnia push and specializes in bringing God-friendly Hollywood fare to 200,000 or more churches and their congregations.
After the jump, a sampling of the divergent religious and secular reviews, from God to gawd.