'Chuck and Larry' Parry 'Harry'

Gay-marriage farce rules box office as wizard fans transform into bookworms
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2007 5:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Adam Sandler and Kevin James drew millions of movie fans to their fake wedding this weekend as fans of fantasy fiction curled up with a good book. Gay-marriage comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry dominated the weekend box office, raking in $34.8 million to edge out Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ($32.2 million).

Warner Bros., the "Harry" movie studio, said the legions of fans staying home to read the seventh and last book in the series dragged down weekend receipts, Variety reports. Hairspray had the most successful opening weekend for a musical ever, pulling in $27.8 million. Transformers and Ratatouille rounded out the top five. (Read more movies stories.)

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