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'Chuck & Larry' Beats Out 'Hairspray', 'Potter' At Box

Two guys named Chuck and Larry edged out a musical and a wizard at the weekend box office.

Adam Sandler and Kevin James' comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" appears to have come ahead of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" according to early studio estimates Sunday. But they're close enough that they could be flip-flopped when final weekend figures come out Monday.

That's because Universal reported "Chuck & Larry" took in $34.8 million, while Warner Bros. reported "Order of the Phoenix" at $32.2 million. Other studios were estimating "Chuck & Larry" in the $33 million range, which could make the No. 1 movie too close to call at this point.

Musical "Hairspray," featuring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah in also had a strong opening at No. 3 with $27.8 million.

The complete, albeit early, numbers for the weekend:

1. "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," $34.8 million.
2. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," $32.2 million.
3. "Hairspray," $27.8 million.
4. "Transformers," $20.5 million.
5. "Ratatouille," $11 million.
6. "Live Free or Die Hard," $7.3 million.
7. "License to Wed," $3.8 million.
8. "1408," $2.6 million.
9. "Evan Almighty," $2.5 million.
10. "Knocked Up," $2.3 million.

July 23, 2007 |

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