LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ Wins Big At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 12:  LeBron James attends the premiere of Warner Bros "Space Jam: A New Legacy" at Regal LA Live on July 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage)

LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ Wins Big At The Box Office

The film was panned by critics.

PUBLISHED ON : JULY 19, 2021 / 10:31 AM

Written by BET Staff

Space Jam: A New Legacy took the no. 1 spot at the box office this weekend.  The cartoon and live action sports comedy was widely panned by critics, but loved by audiences..

The film, which pairs LeBron James with Looney Tunes characters, grossed $31.6 million in its North America opening this weekend, according to CNN. The film knocked Black Widow from the top spot and was only expected to gross $20 million.

Produced by Ryan Coogler and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the movie has been hit hard by the critics,  scoring 31% on the review site, Rotten Tomatoes. James’ response? Just two words, “Hi haters.”

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The film is a sequel to the 1996 mashup of live-action and animation starring Michael Jordan, which was also a huge hit for the time.

Space Jam: A New Legacy is in theaters now and streaming exclusively on HBO Max. 

 

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage)

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