US Box Office

The Simpsons Movie might be the most lucrative deal this summer, being a simple 2D cartoon with only primary colors (still a budget of about $65 million though), but earning it all right back in the first week of release. With an opening weekend of $74 million, you can buy enough donuts and beer for Homer to last for a few decades.
The somewhat weak comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, still manages a second place in its second week, bringing in $19.1 million. Following the 3 and 4 place is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Hairspray, both dropping one spot with resp. $17.7 million and 15.9 million.
Rounding out the top 5 is the second new release of this week, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart starrer No Reservations. With $11.7 million, they just might have benefitted from calling ahead anyway (though they’ll probably recover from their $28 million budget before the movie ends its run).

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