“Furiosa” gunning for $40M debut, while “Garfield Movie” chases $30M over holiday!

– Memorial Day weekend sees the release of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and “The Garfield Movie” aiming to boost the slow summer season
– “Furiosa” is expected to lead with $40-45 million while “The Garfield Movie” follows with $30-35 million
– “Furiosa” stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a younger version of the feminist warrior in a prequel with mixed reviews, while “The Garfield Movie” faces criticism for product placement with Chris Pratt voicing the iconic orange feline

Are you ready for a weekend filled with action-packed chaos and lasagna-loving adventures? Well, get ready for the ultimate showdown between “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” and “The Garfield Movie” as they battle it out for box office domination this Memorial Day weekend!

First up, we have “Furiosa,” the fifth installment in the “Mad Max” series, directed by the legendary George Miller. With a budget of $168 million, this post-apocalyptic thriller is expected to bring in $40 million to $45 million from 3,750 venues over the holiday weekend. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the fearless Furiosa, this prequel is set to take audiences on a wild ride through the dystopian Wasteland as she fights for survival against two tyrants vying for power. Will it live up to the success of its predecessor, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which grossed $380 million? We’ll have to wait and see!

On the other side of the ring, we have “The Garfield Movie,” featuring everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving cat voiced by Chris Pratt. This animated comedy is looking to rake in $30 million to $35 million from 4,000 venues over the holiday weekend. Joined by his long-lost father, Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson), Garfield embarks on a high-stakes heist alongside his loyal canine companion, Odie. Will their escapades resonate with audiences, or will it fall flat like a lukewarm lasagna?

But wait, there’s more! Paramount’s “IF” is still in the ring, looking to hold onto its box office crown with an additional $15 million to $17 million in its second weekend. Will this fantasy-comedy directed by John Krasinski and starring Ryan Reynolds continue to charm audiences, or will it be overshadowed by the new contenders?

And let’s not forget about Angel Studio’s “Sight,” a faith-based biographical drama targeting $5 million over the long weekend. Directed by Andrew Hyatt, this film follows Ming Wang, a Chinese immigrant who rose to become a renowned eye surgeon in the United States. With Terry Chen and Greg Kinnear leading the cast, will this inspiring story touch the hearts of audiences seeking a different kind of cinematic experience?

So grab your popcorn, buckle up, and get ready for a movie showdown like no other this Memorial Day weekend! Whether you’re in the mood for high-octane action or furry feline antics, there’s something for everyone at the box office. Share this article with your friends and make plans to catch the latest cinematic offerings on the big screen. Happy viewing!

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