There are no ands or buts about it, “If” is at the top of the box office.

The live-action animated fantasy comedy was No. 1 this Friday, its first day in theaters, raking in $10.3 million, according to The Numbers.

The Post called the movie, which has Ryan Reynolds as its leading man, “a schmaltzy family flick that makes less sense the more you think about it.”

It is slated to earn $31.5 million this weekend, which is a staggering $10 million less than was originally predicted, according to Screen Rant.

Disney’s “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” came in second, with $6.8 million in sales. This is a 70% departure from its earnings on May 10, its opening day, Variety reported.


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The Post said “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” which landed in second, “continues this damn dirty science-fiction franchise’s reign as one of the best out there.” ©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

The sci-fi flick, a sequel to 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “continues this damn dirty science-fiction franchise’s reign as one of the best out there,” according to The Post.

Landing in third was “The Strangers: Chapter 1” with a $5.1 million take.

The horror film is centered around a young couple stranded in a remote town and forced to stay in an Airbnb where they are terrorized by three masked strangers.

Its director, Renny Harlin, who was at the helm of “Die Hard 2,” “Deep Blue Sea” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4,” already completed parts two and three of the trilogy. The three films were shot in Slovakia over 52 days, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


"The Strangers: Chapter 1"
“The Strangers: Chapter 1” is centered around a young couple stranded in a remote town and forced to stay in an Airbnb where they are terrorized by three masked strangers. ©Lions Gate/Courtesy Everett Collection

“Fall Guy” was in the fourth spot, with close to $2.3 million in earnings.

The action comedy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt hasn’t performed well in the box office despite a strong marketing campaign and having A-listers in its leading roles.

Gosling’s partner Eva Mendes even posted on Instagram this week, encouraging her 6.4 million followers to go out and buy tickets.

“Did you know?! @thefallguymovie is the FIRST non super hero movie to open the summer box office in 17 years!” she wrote.

“And maybe it didn’t break the box office but it broke sooo many other records. I’m extra proud of this one. The proof is in my post-I don’t usually post pics of my man kissing a babe but Emily Blunt is just that damn good in it. THEY’RE that damn good in it.”

The Amy Winehouse biopic “Back to Black,” which also debuted on Friday, came in fifth with $1.25 million in sales.

The film, which stars English actress Marisa Abela playing the late singer, who died at 27 in 2011 from alcohol poisoning, was bashed by The Post, which said “it’s all sadness, songs and sensationalism.”





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