America Loves Faux Gay Comedies, Harry Potter

Despite just brutal reviews from the mainstream press, Adam Sandler and Kevin James’ “I Now Pronounced You Chuck and Larry” took #1 at the box office over the weekend, scamming $34.8 million from the movie going populace. The film, about two straight firefighters who try to scam insurance benefits from the city by posing as a gay married couple, apparently found an audience, further proving that what Ebert and company says matters diddly squat to the American people. Hallelujah. Meanwhile, four-eyes magic geek Harry Potter’s continued adventures in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” continued strong in its second week, taking $32.2 million at the box office. Coming in third was “Hairspray” at $27.8 million; the film features a cross-dressing John Travolta and is about a fat girl who likes to dance, or something like that.

Here’s how the Top 10 at the box office broke down over the weekend:

1. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
2. Hairspray
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4. Transformers
5. Hairspray
6. License to Wed
7. 1408
8. Ratatouille
9. Live Free or Die Hard
10. Sicko