Space Jam: A New Legacy has earned $31.7 million at the domestic box office, earning it the top spot and surpassing Black Widow’s $26.3 million.
As reported by THR, the sequel to 1997’s Space Jam (which itself earned $27 million in its opening weekend) also brought in $23 million overseas for a global total of $54.7 million. Prior to this weekend, Warner Bros. anticipated Space Jam: A New Legacy to open in the $20 million range, which would have been a long way from its reported $150 million budget.
Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is also on HBO Max, secured the biggest opening for a family title in the pandemic-era and, of those who went to the theater, 61% were under 25 and 49% were under 17.
Black Widow saw a big drop from its $80 million opening weekend, and it couldn’t even secure a second weekend thanks to LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, and the Tune Squad. Overseas, Black Widow has racked up more than $324 million when including Disney+ Premier Access.
Sony’s Escape Room: Champion of Tournaments took third place with $8.8 million from 2,815 theaters. F9 is continuing its successful theatrical run and is close to breaking the $600 million mark. It placed fourth this week at the box office with $4.7 million.
For more on Space Jam: A New Legacy, check out our review and LeBron James’ Tune Squad outfit that’s now available in Fortnite.
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