“Space Jam: A New Legacy” Has Impressive $32 Million Opening

    LeBron James in
    LeBron James in "Space Jam: A New Legacy"

    The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam, Space Jam: A New Legacy, opened this weekend, with what will be a $32 million opening weekend, according to Variety.

    The basketball film brought in $13.1 million from 3,965 locations on Friday, making it Warner Bros.’ largest pandemic debut and the largest pandemic opening for a family film. The film takes the top spot on this weekend’s domestic box office charts, taking the lead from Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow, which made $8 million on Friday and is projected to make $24.6 million. The superhero film stars Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.

    Space Jam: A New Legacy is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars LeBron James, Don Cheadle, and Zendaya. The film follows a fictionalized version of James who teams up with Looney Tunes characters in a basketball game to save his son from an evil AI.

    Rounding out the Top 5 spots at the box office this weekend are Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, F9, and The Boss Baby: Family Business.