Warner Bros’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is set to overtake Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ this weekend, with a projected North American three-day gross of $32m.
The movie is a second instalment of the popular 90’s animated movie, which starred Michael Jordan.
The basketball movie starring, LeBron James, brought in $13.1m from 3,965 locations on Friday, scoring Warner Bros largest pandemic debut, as well as the largest pandemic opening for a family film.
Those earnings put “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at the top spot on this weekend’s domestic box office charts, with some industry experts predicting the live-action animated film could pull in up to $35m over the weekend.
The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and stars basketball icon LeBron James, actor Don Cheadle and young actress Zendaya.
The movie follows a fictionalised version of James as he teams up with Looney Tunes characters in a basketball game to save his son from an evil AI.
Last weekend’s box office champion, Marvel and Disney’s “Black Widow,” experienced a steep 80% decline in ticket sales, earning roughly $8m from 4,275 theatres on Friday.
The superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh is estimated to make another $24.6m over the weekend, bringing its total earnings to $130.3m.