‘Space Jam’ opens atop box office with $31.6 million

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Lakers star LeBron James experienced to check out most of the NBA playoffs at property this year, but at minimum he’s a champion at the box place of work.

“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” James’ reboot of the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan and a cast of animated Warner Bros. stars, took in $31.6 million this weekend at theaters in the United States and Canada, in accordance to industry estimates unveiled Sunday.

The new “Area Jam” conquer out Marvel’s “Black Widow,” which took in $26.2 million Friday by means of Sunday, just one 7 days following scoring the greatest opening weekend of the pandemic period with $80 million.

“Area Jam: A New Legacy” is also streaming on the HBO Max subscription provider, and “Black Widow” is obtainable for an added price of $30 on the Disney+ service.

“Escape Home: Match of Champions” was in 3rd location, opening with $8.8 million, Comscore claimed. The movie is a sequel to 2019’s “Escape Room.”

Yet another franchise movie, “F9,” was fourth with $7.6 million, followed by “The Manager Toddler 2: Family members Organization” with $4.7 million.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were being “The Endlessly Purge” ($4.1 million), “A Peaceful Location Component II” ($2.3 million), “Roadrunner: A Movie About Anthony Bourdain” ($1.9 million), “Cruella” ($1.1 million) and “Pig” ($945,000).