The first Space Jam starring Michael Jordan was released in 1996 and opened with $US27.5 ($37) million. By the time the film ended its run, the overall U.S. domestic total was $US90 ($122) million in box office sales.
Warner Bros. had reason for concern regarding viewership with the latest movie because we’re still in a pandemic, so there is always worry about whether people will come to theatres. But there’s also the concern about how fans would connect with a sequel 25 years later.
Now, there is no reason for worry as the Looney Tunes gang and Lebron James takes the U.S. box office’s top spot. Deadline reports Space Jam: A New Legacy opened with $US13.1 ($18) million on Friday and is on track for an overall $US32 ($43) million by the end of the weekend. Marvel’s Black Widow is set to come in second place with $US25.6 ($35) million.
Lebron James is celebrating the success of Space Jam on social media and has a message for everyone who doubted the film.
Hi Haters! ???? https://t.co/ayPGnBZGQU
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 17, 2021
To read Germain Lussier’s full review of Space Jam: A New Legacy click here.