LOS ANGELES - Lakers star LeBron James had to watch most of the NBA playoffs at home this year, but at least he's a champion at the box office.
``Space Jam: A New Legacy,'' James' reboot of the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan and a cast of animated Warner Bros. stars, took in $31.6 million this weekend at theaters in the United States and Canada, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
The new ``Space Jam'' beat out Marvel's ``Black Widow,'' which took in $26.2 million Friday through Sunday, one week after scoring the biggest opening weekend of the pandemic era with $80 million.
``Space Jam: A New Legacy'' is also streaming on the HBO Max subscription service, and ``Black Widow'' is available for an added fee of $30 on the Disney+ service.
``Escape Room: Tournament of Champions'' was in third place, opening with $8.8 million, Comscore reported. The film is a sequel to 2019's ``Escape Room.''
Another franchise film, ``F9,'' was fourth with $7.6 million, followed by ``The Boss Baby 2: Family Business'' with $4.7 million.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were ``The Forever Purge'' ($4.1 million), ``A Quiet Place Part II'' ($2.3 million), ``Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain'' ($1.9 million),``Cruella'' ($1.1 million) and ``Pig'' ($945,000).