IF soars to the top of the North American box office

(Los Angeles) Fiction IFthe story of a 12-year-old girl who has the gift of seeing imaginary creatures, takes the lead at the North American box office for its first weekend in theaters, the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.

Distributed by the American giant Paramount, the story of Bea and her neighbor with the improbable power to see and speak with various creatures, from a giant candy to a soap bubble, collected 35 million dollars between Friday and Sunday.

“This is a good start for a film that is both live action and animated, with an above-average score for this genre,” said David Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research.

The creatures in the film are born from the imagination of children who forget them as they grow up. The duo’s quest is to reconnect each child with their imaginary friend.

Another fiction, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apesthe latest installment in the simian saga, is hot on its heels IF with $26 million in revenue.

The story of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes takes place three centuries after the previous part, “Supremacy”, in a world now totally controlled by primates, while humans reduced to the wild survive on the fringes of civilization.

The horror movie The Strangers: Chapter 1 ranks third, with 12 million revenues. The film tells the story of a young couple who are terrorized by masked strangers while they are stranded in a cabin in a small, creepy town.

At the foot of the podium, a more glamorous duo. The Fall Guywhich features Ryan Gosling as a stuntman working on a film directed by his ex-girlfriend, played by Emily Blunt, collects 8.5 million.

Challengersa tennis-based romance by 27-year-old American actress and singer Zendaya, took fifth place with $2.9 million.

Here is the rest of the top 10 :

6. Back to Black ($2.8 million)

7. Tarot ($2 million)

8. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire ($1.7 million)

9. The Blue Angels ($1.3 million)

10. Unsung Hero ($1 million)

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