After its premiere in 1995, Space Jam: A New Legacy became a classic with its epic basketball game starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes. More than two decades later, Space Jam: New Legends, the sequel with player LeBron James at the helm, has already been released in several countries. The film has not been without controversy, from those who questioned the need for a sequel, those who complained about the overexploitation of Warner properties, those who cried because now Lola Bunny is not sexualized, and in Spain we doubled for him. little successful signing for the dubbing of the character. Although the film does not seem to have landed very well among critics, as anticipated Space Jam: New Legends has performed very well at the box office, even in times of pandemic. On Friday, July 16 alone, it grossed more than $ 13 million in its premiere, and is close to making about $ 32 million throughout the weekend.
the second Space Jam film has taken the throne from Black Widow, who had exceeded 25 million dollars in its second weekend and for now was crowned as the queen of the American box office. Although Space Jam: New Legends can already be seen in some countries and on HBO Max, in Spain we will still have to wait until next July 23 for the premiere of the sequel. Considering how the premiere has started, when the international box office figures arrive, it should not catch us off guard if the movie with the Looney Tunes breaks new records of collection in a pandemic and becomes one of the blockbusters of the summer. More than a movie, a brilliant commercial operation, the first Space Jam succeeded because it had charm, it knew how to laugh at itself and its universe, it had a brutal rhythm and everything that we kids / teens of the 90s adored: The Looney Toons, 'cool' music, the national treasure of unscripted Bill Murray and Michael Jordan, a god in that decade - but such a god, like Michael Jackson in music. It was animation + Live action a la Roger Rabbit, and seeing it today is like seeing all that 90s nostalgia -fun, good vibes, the music (PIECE of sound still has), the 'looks', the clothes- concentrated in 90 minutes.
This summer we have Space Jam: A New Legacy, which arrives almost 30 years later And obviously, it is not for the 90s children who are now dads, but for their children and for this decade, whose trailer already promises a cataract of authentic 'products Warner placement 'just like they do in their LEGO Movies. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" replaced "Black Widow" as the highest grossing film in theaters in the United States this weekend. The film starring LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Warner Bros stars grossed $ 31.7 million in North America over the weekend. For its part, "Black Widow" received 26.3 million. "Space Jam: A New Legacy" is Warner Bros' biggest premiere since the pandemic began, something significant since that company decided to release all its films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in 2021. It is also the best collection for a family movie since the arrival of COVID-19. Warner Bros indicated that 32% of viewers were under the age of 18, a higher proportion than average. Most of the family movies offered during the pandemic - for example "The Boss Baby: Family Business" and "Raya and the Last Dragon" - have grossed much less than $ 20 million.