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Look, it's pretty clear that God's been smiting Mel Gibson ever since Mel made The Passion of the Christ. I dunno - maybe He's mad that he didn't get more screen time than that God's tear bit.

But is it possible that God is also smiting Tom Hanks for starring in the exercise in religious deconstruction that was The Da Vinci Code? The numbers don't lie. Beginning with 1992's A League of Their Own, the guy went on a massive winning streak, making his bid to become his generation's Jimmy Stewart: the American everyman. But then he decided to debunk Jesus. And the world applauded: $125 million budget, $217 million domestic, a whopping $758 million worldwide.

Since then? Never mind Toy Story 3 - an animated ensemble piece. Charlie Wilson's War: $75 million budget, only $66 million domestic, and $119 worldwide. Okay, so he didn't star in The Great Buck Howard; it's still worth noting that it pulled in under $1 million worldwide. The Da Vinci sequel, Angels & Demons? $150 million budget, only $133 million domestic, though it did manage $485 million worldwide. Larry Crowne: $30 million budget, $35 million domestic, $52 million worldwide. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: no budget available, but only $31 million domestic and $47 million worldwide.

It's not a terrible run, but it's nothing like what came before. More on this as it develops.

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