"SEMI PRO" SCORES AT THE BOX OFFICE -- BUT NOT A SLAM DUNK!!! 


Even though it landed first on the box-office, "Semi Pro" is the weakest opener in Will Ferrell's resume. "Talladega Nights" opened at an astonishing $47 million in 2006, and last year, "Blades of Glory" took in an impressive $33 million its first weekend.

There are some factors to consider:

1) Audiences are probably getting tired of Ferrell's antics
2) The film is hurt by its "R" rating. Both "Talladega" and "Glory" received "PG-13" rating

The other big film with a better box-office take per screen is "The Other Boleyn Girl" starring Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Eric Bana. Based on Philippa Gregory's novel, and written by Peter Morgan (he royally scored last year with the double whammy of "The Queen" and "The Last King of Scotland"), the film is a bit melodramatic (read: Soap Opera), but it's still quite entertaining and lavish!

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