LeBron James’ disgusting China pandering is not going to save his Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is looking like a box office flop.
LeBron James’ Space Jam: A New Legacy died at the domestic box office this weekend with a pathetic $32 million opening (if that even holds). By comparison, all the way back in 1996, Michael Jordan’s original cleared $27.5 million on more than a thousand fewer theaters.
LeBron’s Space Jam sequel also cost $150 million just to produce, and that doesn’t include promotional costs, which easily puts it closer to $250 million.
Plenty of movies die a domestic death at the box office. However, they can still become profitable and declare themselves a worldwide hit, thanks mainly to China’s mammoth box office market, which has saved many Hollywood blockbusters from financial catastrophe.
Well, so far, the communist Chinese have said “no” to LeBron’s Space Jam