Space Jam: A New Legacy Beats Box Office With $31.7 Million And Banks Black Widow

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

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

Space Jam currently has a dismal 31% rating from critics (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 hit the North American box office with $31.7 million during its opening weekend

The family film — 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 rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, Space Jam managed to beat Black Widow, which took in $26.3 million in 4,275 domestic theaters.

Overseas, Cate Shortlands acclaimed A $200 million film starring Scarlett Johansson earned another $29.9 million.

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

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

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

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

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

Cast: The family film 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 collected a total of $264 million at the worldwide box office since its opening on June 29.

The MCU prequel – streaming now 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 Indya Moore from Pose, which grossed $8.8 million.

No.  2: Despite the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, Space Jam managed to beat Black Widow, which grossed $26.3 million in 4,275 domestic theaters

No. 2: Despite the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, Space Jam managed to beat Black Widow, which grossed $26.3 million in 4,275 domestic theaters

Down 67%: In total, Cate Shortland's critically acclaimed $200 million film starring Scarlett Johansson has collected a total of $264 million at the worldwide box office since its opening on June 29

Down 67%: In total, Cate Shortland’s critically acclaimed $200 million film starring Scarlett Johansson has collected a total of $264 million at the worldwide box office since its opening on June 29

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

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

In fourth place with $7.6 million was Justin Lin’s star-studded action film F9, which has grossed a total of $591.3 million at the worldwide box office.

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

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

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

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

Still fast and furious: Justin Lin's star-studded action movie F9 landed in fourth place with $7.6 million, earning a total of $591.3 million at the worldwide box office

Still fast and furious: Justin Lin’s star-studded action movie F9 landed in fourth place with $7.6 million, earning a total of $591.3 million at the worldwide box office

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

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