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
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. License to Wed
9. Live Free or Die Hard