LeBron James king of the North American box office with the new Space Jam

The film, a mixture of animation and real shots, is a continuation, 25 years later, of the legendary original “Space Jam”. The current basketball superstar LeBron James is headlining this time, in place of Michael Jordan.

In this new installment, LeBron James must ally himself with Bugs Bunny and the other Looney Tunes to rescue his son, trapped by an artificial intelligence entity.

Despite the more than mixed reviews – the New York Post newspaper calling it an “abomination” – “Space Jam 2” has rocketed to the top of the charts, beating last weekend’s leader, “Black Widow”, last Marvel dated.

This Avengers spin-off, in which Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff, a Russian killer turned superheroine, recorded $ 25.8 million in revenue between Friday and Sunday, a steep drop compared to the $ 80.4 million obtained during its first days of operation, according to the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.

In third place is the psychological thriller “Escape Game 2: The World is a Trap” from Sony studios, which has revenue of $ 8.8 million.

The ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” saga is in fourth place with $ 7.7 million, for a four-week total of nearly $ 155 million.

Finally, another sequel completes this Top 5: “Baby Boss 2: A Family Affair” raised $ 4.7 million.

This animated film, which follows the “Boss Baby” box released four years ago, tells the story of a “boss baby” who leaves no one indifferent.

The rest of the top 10:

“American Nightmare 5: No Limits” ($ 4.1 million)

“Without a noise 2” (2.2 million)

“Roadrunner” (2 million)

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“Cruella” (1,2 million)

“Pig” (970.000)

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