Thursday, 29th July 2021 |  The Light Thief (2011)

Space Jam 2 makes its debut at the top replace Black Widow after a single week

It may be 25 years after the original but sequel movie Space Jam: A New Legacy top the US box office on its debut weekend removing Black Widow after a single week at the top.

Elsewhere on the US box office chart Escape Room: Tournament of Champions makes its debut at 3 and Nicholas Cage stars in Pig which is new at 10 with $945,000.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Space Jam: A New Legacy (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Space Jam: A New Legacy (@1)
  • Longest run - A Quiet Place Part II (8 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - A Quiet Place Part II ($155 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown 16th - 18th July 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

25 years after the original movie which starred Micheal Jordon as the pro basketball player in a toon world comes the sequel which replaces Jordan for LeBron James, and the movie its the top spot on its debut.

The movie took $31.6 Million on its debut, comparisons to the original movie are irrelevant considering we are still in a pandemic and it was 25 years ago but Spance Jam made its debut with $27.5 Million at he end of 1996.

Black Widow

The MCU return to box office last a week at the top (so far) as the Scarlett Johansson starring movie srop to number 2 with $26.2 Million, a 67% drop over last weekend.

The movie has now taken $132 Million over 2 weekends and is the third top movie of 2021 in North America.

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Making its debut at number 3 this weekend is a sequel movie which has had little buzz, Escape Room was released in 2019 and took a decent $57 Million over its US run.

The Adam Robitel directed sequel makes its debut with $8.8 Million.

Fast & Furious 9

Falling to number 4 this weekend is The Fast Saga's latest instalment which takes $7.6 Million, a slim 20% drop from last weekend, for a total os $154.8 Million after 4 weeks, and the second top movie of 2021.

The Boss Baby 2

Animated movies have done well during the pandemic but this movie seems to have been overlooked by audiences as the sequel movie falls to 5 with a gross of $7.6 Million, a 30% drop, giving it $154.8 Million after 4 weeks of release.