‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Takes on ‘Black Widow’ at the Box Office

Black Widow has faced down mad titans and genocidal robots, but can the veteran Avenger take down a band of scrappy Looney Toons?It’ll be a showdown between Disney’s and Marvel’s “Black Widow” and the Warner Bros.

sequel “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at the domestic box office, with Scarlett Johansson’s superhero adventure poised to reclaim the top spot.After “Black Widow” opened on July 9 to $80 million in North America, a record for Covid times, the comic book adaptation is projected to add $24 million to $28 million in its second weekend of release.

Independent tracking services suggest that range is conservative and show the final weekend figure could reach $32 million through Sunday.

A $30 million-plus haul in its second frame would be a decline on par with fellow Marvel standalone adventures such as 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which each dropped 60% from their initial weekends.

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