Space Jam: A New Legacy is expected to overtake Black Widow at the weekend box office.
According to reports, the surprising projection sees A New Legacy earning a North American three-day gross of $32 million USD while Black Widow could make $24.6 million USD within the same time frame. The LeBron James-led film made $13.1 million USD from a total of 3,965 locations on July 16, marking the biggest pandemic debut for Warner Bros.
Meanwhile, the Marvel and Disney film earned $8 million USD on July 16, experiencing an 80 percent decline in ticket sales. If the weekend box office projections are correct, Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh‘s film will earn a total of $130.3 million USD so far.
James took to Twitter to celebrate the news, tweeting a link to a report with a cheeky caption that reads, “Hi Haters!”
Elsewhere in entertainment, Spike Lee addressed his early announcement of the Palme d’Or winner at Cannes 2021.
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