The James version is not as good as the Jordan version? “Space Jam” rating: the professional rating is slightly inferior + the fan rating is a big win.
From “Space Jam” starring Jordan in 1996 to “Space Jam: A New Legacy” starring James in 2021, it is the first time that two generations of NBA leaders have been electric shocking the big screen in 25 years.
The two movies will naturally be compared. The Jordan version has a higher professional rating from film critics, while the James version has a higher audience rating.
In 1996, Jordan led the Bulls to create a dynasty, and he became an absolute icon of the NBA.
“Space Jam,” starring him, is eye-catching in the way Jordan and cartoon stars collaborate.
With an investment of 87 million U.S. dollars, the film finally reaped an income of 270 million U.S. dollars. It can be described as one of the big-selling films that year.
Now, after 25 years, James has taken over, starring in “Space Jam: A New Legacy”. The box office in North America is currently $31.6 million in the first week.
Together with the box office revenue in overseas markets, the global box office revenue reached 54.6 million U.S. dollars in the first week.
However, the production cost of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” reached 150 million US dollars, and there is no doubt that the box office of the film has to continue to increase if it wants to be profitable.
And how much box office we can get in the end still needs to wait for the box office situation afterwards.
At present, the authoritative American film review website Rotten Tomatoes provides a comparison of the ratings of the two movies.
Among the freshness and professional ratings of professional film critics, the Jordan version gained 44% higher than the James version 30%.
In terms of audience ratings, the James version is 81% higher than the Jordan version by 63%, and the audience rating reaches A-.
Now this week’s box office is also better than the Marvel superhero movie “Black Widow” starring Scarlett Johansson.
James has been busy with the promotion of the movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy” recently.
And a lot of NBA stars such as Bill also went to the theater to watch and support, and voiced in social media to help the James film wave the cheer, naturally it is expected that the film will eventually be able to harvest an ideal box office score.