“Space Jam: A New Legacy” won the box office in North America in its first weekend


Last weekend, the North American market ushered in a number of new films. “Space Jam: A New Legacy” starring NBA superstar LeBron James won the championship for $31.7 million.

Marvel’s “Black Widow” 26.3 million won the runner-up, and the new film “Escape Room 2” won the third runner-up with 8.8 million.

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"Space Jam: A New Legacy" won the box office in North America in its first weekend

As the sequel to “Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan in 1996, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” exceeded expectations and is the best-performing family movie since the epidemic.

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The opening of the first episode in 1996 was US$27.5 million, but in the end, North America totaled US$90.4 million, and the world’s 230 million.

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I wonder if LeBron James can perform better than his predecessor Jordan in the end?

“Space Jam: A New Legacy” scored 4.2 on IMDb, and Rotten Tomatoes was only 31%, but the film received an A- rating in CinemaScore, and the battery life should not be too bad.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" won the box office in North America in its first weekend

It’s just that the launch of HBO Max on the same day will definitely drag down its box office.

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“Black Widow” dropped 67.3% from the first week the following week, which was even larger than the 65.7% drop of “Fast and Furious 9”, and it surpassed the 62% drop of “Ant-Man 2” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The National Association of Theatre Owners issued a statement criticizing Disney’s policy of simultaneous online streaming.

They believe that if “Black Widow” is exclusively released in theaters, not only will the box office be higher than 80 million, but it will not fall so hard in the second week.

“Facts have proved that the exclusive theater strategy will make every link in the industry chain make more money.”

“Black Widow” has not been released in mainland China for the time being. The overseas box office outside North America is currently only 100 million U.S. dollars, and the global total is 232 million U.S. dollars.

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Sony’s “Escape Room 2” released US$8.8 million in the first weekend, only about half of the US$18.2 million in the first episode two years ago. The film received less evaluation than the first episode.

In addition to North America, the film was also shown in 18 overseas markets, earning only $4.5 million in revenue.

At present, the film has not yet been finalized in mainland China. Whether it can impact the first episode of the world’s 155 million US dollars, the key to the mainland market.

“Fast and Furious 9” was ranked fourth in the fourth week of the show for $7.6 million.

At present, North America has accumulated a total of 154 million U.S. dollars and a global accumulative total of 591 million U.S. dollars, which will soon exceed the 600 million U.S. dollar mark.

The film has not yet opened in major European countries, but according to this trend, it is questionable whether this global blockbuster can surpass “Hobbs and Shaw”‘s 759 million global box office.

The fifth place is Universal’s “Baby Boss 2”, which currently has a cumulative total of US$44.6 million in North America and US$48.3 million in the world. The film is simultaneously launched on the Peacock streaming media platform under Universal.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" won the box office in North America in its first weekend

By the way, the independent film “Pig” starring Nicholas Cage was released in 552 theaters last weekend and won $945,000 at the box office.

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" won the box office in North America in its first weekend

This weekend, July 23, North America will release two new large-scale release films, “Old” and “Snake Eyes”.

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