“Potter defeated by Sandler’s fake gay firemen.”
That’s Britain’s The Guardian describing the weekend U.S. boxoffice. (Translation: Adam Sandler‘s film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry took in $34.8 million to only $32.2 million for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.)
However, Harry Potter got the last laugh overall: The Financial Times says that “Harry Potter has broken all bookselling records” by selling “2.6 million copies in its first 24 hours in the UK and an astonishing 8.3 million in the US.”
Somewhere J.K. Rowling is smiling.