Notice: We said summer, referring to the summer movie season that begins roughly in May these days and continues until the fall, so if a movie tanked in December, it’s not included here. While the critical reaction wasn’t completely dismal, the box office was lackluster. Steve Carell, who played Evan, was already an acclaimed comedy star, but he didn’t have Carrey’s proven box office draw. Despite a critical reception that was at least mixed, the film’s box office returns were barely enough to earn back its $163 million budget. As the film’s box office projections dropped, Universal scaled back some of its marketing and didn’t screen it for critics.