Space Jam 2's LeBron James hits back at criticism as sequel leads box office

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Digital Spy 19 July, 2021 - 05:41am 12 views

How much did Space Jam 2 make?

I cover the film industry. Warner Bros. With a $31.65 million debut weekend, Space Jam: A New Legacy is thus far a “successful disappointment.” Forbes‘Space Jam 2’ Tops Box Office With $32M Debut Weekend

By Justin Tasch

July 18, 2021 | 10:47am | Updated July 18, 2021 | 10:47am

LeBron James sent the world a message as his new film takes over the box office.

James took to Twitter to link to an article stating “Space Jam: A New Legacy” is set to finish the weekend at No. 1 with a projected $32 million opening, beating out “Black Widow.”

“Hi Haters!” James wrote with a grinning emoji.

The sequel to 1996’s Michael Jordan-led “Space Jam” pulled in more than $13 million on Friday, according to multiple reports, despite poor reviews. The movie, which reportedly cost $150 million to make, is also available on HBO Max.

After “Black Widow” opened last weekend with $80 million in domestic ticket sales and $78 million internationally, the Marvel flick is projected to rake in roughly $26 million for its second weekend.

Other hoops stars who appear in the “Space Jam” sequel include Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi and Klay Thompson.

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LeBron James Pokes At “Haters” And Touts His Deadline Success Story

Yahoo Entertainment 19 July, 2021 - 12:02pm

Just call him The King of the box office.

LeBron James, citing Anthony D’Alessandro’s Deadline story touting the box office success of his new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy, had a simple message for those who didn’t believe the film would do well: “Hi Haters!” It was accented with a grinning emoji.

The film is poised end the weekend at No. 1 at the box office, its $32 million opening, beating out the Marvel film Black Widow.

James’s film is the sequel to 1996’s Michael Jordan-led Space Jam and is also available on HBO Max.

Also appearing in the sequel are NBA stars Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Nneka Ogwumike, Diana Taurasi and Klay Thompson.

Hi Haters! 😁 https://t.co/ayPGnBZGQU

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 17, 2021

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Space Jam: A New Legacy - The 10 Best Characters

Screen Rant 18 July, 2021 - 03:30pm

Like its predecessor, the film has the world's biggest basketball star and the Looney Tunes at its center but this one also features cameos from other Warner Bros. properties and a few key family members for LeBron James. Some of these characters get more shine and are better than others, though.

As LeBron's wife and the mother to his children, she could've helped bridge the gap the two had in terms of their views. Instead, she only gets one true scene with LeBron early on and then just has a few decently funny moments looking for him and being at the game itself.

Although Cheadle's performance is enjoyable, Al-G Rhythm has a plan that doesn't totally make sense and left some audience members scratching their heads. His attempts to bond with Dom were decent and his final form in the game works well enough but he's overshadowed by others.

While Anthony Davis' Brow wasn't great, Damian Lillard as Chronos with time-altering powers was cool and made him formidable. Wet-Fire (Klay Thompson), Arachnneka (Nneka Ogwumike), and White Mamba (Diana Taurasi) also had some standout moments that fans will remember.

Things got taken to the next level during the game itself, as Al-G Rhythm accidentally triggered a rap battle. Despite his history of stuttering, Porky was the one to step up and freestyle rap against the villain, cutting him down verbally and stealing the show for a few minutes.

Dom's game that he creates feels a lot like NBA Jam but is clearly well made and a blast to play. That proved that Dom was smart and knew how to have a good time but he is also very easily manipulated by Al-G Rhythm and takes a long time to understand that the stakes were real.

Also, LeBron is a bit too mean early on, coming across as someone who doesn't understand how to have fun at all. It made him unlikable for the third two-thirds or so of the movie. He eventually figured things out, grew to understand his son, and became a better person but those early moments held him back.

Although he's not always seen on screen, Speedy can be heard delivering some hilarious one-liners and quips in the background. The best part is that they mostly come in Spanish, so they stick out from what the rest of the characters say. Speedy makes the most of what he's given.

There's her time spent in the locker room drinking martinis and there's especially her going up against Chronos. Granny is able to outsmart him and beat him to score for her team. When you realize that Granny was the cheerleader in the first installment, she has come far.

Lola brings that toughness and her basketball skills to help save the day for the Tune Squad. She helps give a speech to get the team going, makes some of the best plays on the court, and is compassionate given her care for both Bugs and LeBron's relationship with his son.

When LeBron agrees to do the move that will glitch the game, Bugs interrupts the play and steals the ball to pull it off himself. It's a sacrifice that helps them win the game and it's believed he'll get deleted. Ultimately, Bugs was fine but he wasn't sure that would happen, making it all the more heroic.

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