Semi-Pro Bags Box Office Win

The Other Boleyn Girl debuts in fourth with Portman and Johansson
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2008 5:18 PM CST
In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Richard T. Jones, left, and Dennis Quaid are shown in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Vantage Point". (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Daniel Daza)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) Semi-Pro shot to number one at the weekend box office but played worse than expected for New Line, banking just $15.3 million, Bloomberg reports. "It's just Will Ferrell in another funny costume," one analyst said. "The act appeared a bit rote this time." An R-rating and poor reviews may have also hurt the sports laffer, Variety reports.

Another big weekend debut, Tudor flick The Other Boleyn Girl, was crowned fourth and banked $8.3 million debut. Meanwhile, political thriller Vantage Point fell to second place with $13 million, kids’ adventure flick The Spiderwick Chronicles slid to third with $8.7 million, and sci-fi spectacle Jumper dropped from third to fifth with $7.6 million.