Get ready for a summer blockbuster showdown with Krasinski and Reynolds!

Get ready for a big weekend at the box office! Paramount is releasing the family movie "If," aiming for a $40M performance. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!

– Paramount is optimistic about the success of their film “If” despite the Sony and Skydance takeover news, aiming for a $40M box office performance.
– “If” is targeting a wide audience, being a PG-rated live-action original movie appealing to everyone from age 2 to 80.
– The weekend also sees the release of “The Strangers – Chapter 1” and the Amy Winehouse biopic “Back to Black,” with box office predictions and early previews scheduled.

Hey there, movie lovers! Paramount is gearing up for a big weekend at the box office with the release of John Krasinski & Ryan Reynolds’ new family movie, If. With a target of hitting a cool $40M, this flick is ready to bring some summer entertainment to the big screen.

If is a five-quad movie, meaning it appeals to everyone from little kiddos to the young at heart. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a PG-rated live-action original movie in theaters, so if If manages to hit that $40M mark on its $110M production budget, we should definitely give it a round of applause.

The movie follows a young girl who discovers she can see everyone’s imaginary friends and embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. Sounds like a heartwarming and whimsical journey that the whole family can enjoy.

If is hitting over 4,000 theaters, including premium large format screens, so there will be plenty of opportunities to catch this charming tale on the big screen. Previews kick off on Thursday at 5PM, and the movie has already made a splash in international markets, raking in around $4M from its release in France and Belgium.

Disney’s recent success with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which opened to $58.4M, sets a high bar for If, but we’re optimistic that this family-friendly film will draw in its fair share of audiences.

Speaking of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel is expected to bring in $23M-$26M in its second weekend, keeping its 400 Imax screens buzzing with action. It looks like there’s plenty of movie magic to go around this weekend.

But wait, there’s more! Lionsgate is unleashing the horror R-rated reboot The Strangers – Chapter 1 at 2,800 locations. With tracking estimates between $7M-$9M, this spooky flick is sure to give audiences a good scare. And let’s not forget Focus Features’ Back to Black, the Amy Winehouse biopic that’s generating buzz overseas.

So, whether you’re in the mood for a heartwarming family adventure, a spine-chilling horror flick, or a biopic about a music legend, this weekend has something for everyone. Grab your popcorn, settle into your seat, and enjoy the show. And hey, don’t forget to spread the word about these awesome movies with your fellow film buffs. Let’s make this weekend a blockbuster hit!

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