Weekend Box Office: ‘The Accountant’ with Ben Affleck Wins with $24.7M
The Warner Bros. thriller The Accountant opened in first place at the domestic box office with an estimated $24.7 million. Ben Affleck‘s latest starring vehicle nabbed an A CinemaScore from audiences. Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and John Lithgow also star in the film.
The Universal Pictures stand-up comedy pic Kevin Hart: What Now? debuted with $11.98 million, tying with fellow Universal title The Girl on the Train for the No. 2 spot. The films could easily switch places come Monday, when final numbers are released. What Now? received an A- CinemaScore.
Holdovers Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon rounded out the top five. Here’s the Oct 14-16 weekend Top 10:
1. The Accountant — $24.7 million
2. Kevin Hart: What Now? — $11.98 million
3. The Girl on the Train — $11.97 million ($46.5 mil.)
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $8.9 million ($65.8 mil.)
5. Deepwater Horizon — $6.3 million ($49.3 mil.)
6. Storks — $5.6 million ($59.1 mil.)
7. The Magnificent Seven — $5.2 million ($84.8 mil.)
8. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life — $4.2 million ($13.7 mil.)
9. Sully — $2.9 million ($118.3 mil.)
10. The Birth of a Nation — $2.7 million ($12.2 mil.)
The weekend’s other new opener, the Mattel adaptation Max Steel, bombed with only $2.1 million, a low average of $1,064 per theater and good for just 11th place. Internationally, the Ron Howard-directed Inferno, a sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, opened in its first 52 markets two weeks before the film’s domestic release, scoring an estimated $50 million.