IF Movie Box Office Day 1: Ryan Reynolds film is a non-starter in India; Looks for better results domestically

IF directed by John Krasinski and starring John Krasinski himself, Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming and others has taken a sluggish start in India and a reasonable start domestically.

Updated on May 18, 2024  |  10:07 AM IST |  125.7K
Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming
IF has not opened well in India. The collections domestically are slightly better (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Key Highlight
  • IF takes a miserable start in India
  • IF will hope to hold well domestically
  • IF now plays at a theatre near you

John Krasinski's IF starring Ryan Reynolds released in India to a saddening response as it netted around Rs 15 lakhs. Holdover Hollywood release Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes and new animated release The Garfield Movie were prioritised over IF. IF will see customary growth over Saturday and Sunday but with a start like this, it will be lucky to nett Rs 2 crore in the country.

IF Takes A Low Start In India; Conditions Domestically Are Better

IF is also likely to come under industry projections, in North America. The film grossed around 1.8 million dollars from Thursday night previews and around 8.5 million dollars on Friday. The Friday number suggests an opening weekend of around 33 million dollars. The word of mouth of the Ryan Reynolds film is positive and it should also be getting good support from family audiences through its run. These are early days but a 100 million dollar plus final gross would be a result that the makers would happily accept.

IF Eyes Major Competition In Week 2

IF will have The Garfield Movie competing with it, domestically, in week 2. Both the films essentially have the same set of audience and if The Garfield Movie is better received, it will pose a threat to IF's long-run prospects.

IF Requires To Gross Over 250 Million Dollars For A Theatrical Breakeven

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IF requires a worldwide gross of around 250 million dollars to breakeven. While it isn't impossible, it is difficult because of the mixed talk. The movie will obviously be making money from merchandising and other non-theatrical revenue sources. Overall, IF is a pretty safe movie venture.

Watch the IF Trailer


About IF:

Bea (Cailey Fleming) is a 12 year old, who is temporarily living with her grandmother (Fiona Shaw), while her father (John Krasinski) is getting operated at a hospital nearby. As most 'kids' of her age, Bea feels like she is too old to do the things she once enjoyed doing. Her father wishes for her to enjoy being a kid because she will miss being one, when she grows old. 

One fine day, she sees an imaginary creature run up the stairway of her building but is unable to catch hold of her. Later, she sees Calvin (Ryan Reynolds) and Blue (an Imaginary Friend voiced by Steve Carell) break into a house to see if Blue can be the right match for the kid in the house, to no success. Bea and Calvin unite for a common cause, that is of uniting Imaginary Friends to the kids that forgot about them over the course of time. 

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IF In Theatres

IF is now playing at a theatre near you. 

Have you watched IF yet? If yes, what did you think about it?

ALSO READ: IF Movie Review: Ryan Reynolds led film on imaginary friends is high concept and endearing but has loose ends

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