Space Jam: A New Legacy slam dunks box office with $31.7M and benches Black Widow – Daily Mail

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Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James and Looney Tunes characters slam dunked the North American box office with $31.7M during its opening weekend in 3,956 theaters.

Overseas, Malcolm D. Lee’s $150M-budget live-action/animated sports sequel amassed an additional $23M from 54 territories – according to THR.

Space Jam currently holds a dismal 31% critic approval rating (out of 132 reviews), but audiences scored it 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.  

No. 1! Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James and Looney Tunes characters slam dunked the North American box office with $31.7M during its opening weekend

No. 1! Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James and Looney Tunes characters slam dunked the North American box office with $31.7M during its opening weekend

No. 1! Space Jam: A New Legacy starring LeBron James and Looney Tunes characters slam dunked the North American box office with $31.7M during its opening weekend

The family flick – now streaming on HBO Max – also features Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lil Rel Howery, Rosario Dawson, Steven Yeun, Sarah Silverman, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Despite the fast-spreading coronavirus Delta variant, Space Jam managed to beat out Black Widow, which took in $26.3M at 4,275 domestic theaters.

Overseas, Cate Shortland’s critically-acclaimed $200M-budget movie starring Scarlett Johansson earned another $29.9M. 

Now streaming on HBO Max! Overseas, Malcolm D. Lee's $150M-budget live-action/animated sports sequel amassed an additional $23M from 54 territories

Now streaming on HBO Max! Overseas, Malcolm D. Lee's $150M-budget live-action/animated sports sequel amassed an additional $23M from 54 territories

Now streaming on HBO Max! Overseas, Malcolm D. Lee’s $150M-budget live-action/animated sports sequel amassed an additional $23M from 54 territories

Divided: Space Jam currently holds a dismal 31% critic approval rating (out of 132 reviews), but audiences scored it 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Divided: Space Jam currently holds a dismal 31% critic approval rating (out of 132 reviews), but audiences scored it 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Divided: Space Jam currently holds a dismal 31% critic approval rating (out of 132 reviews), but audiences scored it 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Cast: The family flick also features Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lil Rel Howery, Rosario Dawson, Steven Yeun, Sarah Silverman, and Gabriel Iglesias

Cast: The family flick also features Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lil Rel Howery, Rosario Dawson, Steven Yeun, Sarah Silverman, and Gabriel Iglesias

Cast: The family flick also features Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lil Rel Howery, Rosario Dawson, Steven Yeun, Sarah Silverman, and Gabriel Iglesias

In total, Black Widow has amassed a total $264M at the global box office since opening on June 29. 

The MCU prequel – now streaming on Disney+ – also features Florence Pugh, David Harbour, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Third place at the box office went to Adam Robitel’s PG-13 horror sequel Escape Room: Champion of Tournaments starring Pose’s Indya Moore, which earned $8.8M. 

No. 2: Despite the fast-spreading coronavirus Delta variant, Space Jam managed to beat out Black Widow, which took in $26.3M at 4,275 domestic theaters

No. 2: Despite the fast-spreading coronavirus Delta variant, Space Jam managed to beat out Black Widow, which took in $26.3M at 4,275 domestic theaters

No. 2: Despite the fast-spreading coronavirus Delta variant, Space Jam managed to beat out Black Widow, which took in $26.3M at 4,275 domestic theaters

Dropped 67%: In total, Cate Shortland's critically-acclaimed $200M-budget movie starring Scarlett Johansson has amassed a total $264M at the global box office since opening June 29

Dropped 67%: In total, Cate Shortland's critically-acclaimed $200M-budget movie starring Scarlett Johansson has amassed a total $264M at the global box office since opening June 29

Dropped 67%: In total, Cate Shortland’s critically-acclaimed $200M-budget movie starring Scarlett Johansson has amassed a total $264M at the global box office since opening June 29

Now streaming on Disney+! The MCU prequel also features Florence Pugh (R), David Harbour (M), William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Now streaming on Disney+! The MCU prequel also features Florence Pugh (R), David Harbour (M), William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Now streaming on Disney+! The MCU prequel also features Florence Pugh (R), David Harbour (M), William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Landing in fourth place with $7.6M was Justin Lin’s star-studded action flick F9, which has earned a total $591.3M at the global box office.

The Boss Baby: Family Business, The Forever Purge, and A Quiet Place Part II took the fifth, sixth, and seventh places at the box office.

Morgan Neville’s documentary Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain debuted with $1.9M and Michael Sarnoski’s directorial debut Pig starring Nicolas Cage took in $1M.

Earned $8.8M! Third place at the box office went to Adam Robitel's PG-13 horror sequel Escape Room: Champion of Tournaments starring Pose's Indya Moore (2-R)

Earned $8.8M! Third place at the box office went to Adam Robitel's PG-13 horror sequel Escape Room: Champion of Tournaments starring Pose's Indya Moore (2-R)

Earned $8.8M! Third place at the box office went to Adam Robitel’s PG-13 horror sequel Escape Room: Champion of Tournaments starring Pose’s Indya Moore (2-R)

Still fast and furious: Landing in fourth place with $7.6M was Justin Lin's star-studded action flick F9, which has earned a total $591.3M at the global box office

Still fast and furious: Landing in fourth place with $7.6M was Justin Lin's star-studded action flick F9, which has earned a total $591.3M at the global box office

Still fast and furious: Landing in fourth place with $7.6M was Justin Lin’s star-studded action flick F9, which has earned a total $591.3M at the global box office

Runners up! The Boss Baby: Family Business (pictured), The Forever Purge, and A Quiet Place Part II took the fifth, sixth, and seventh places at the box office

Runners up! The Boss Baby: Family Business (pictured), The Forever Purge, and A Quiet Place Part II took the fifth, sixth, and seventh places at the box office

Runners up! The Boss Baby: Family Business (pictured), The Forever Purge, and A Quiet Place Part II took the fifth, sixth, and seventh places at the box office 

 

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