Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Dominates Box Office With $24.7 Million Debut

October 17, 2016 - Finding Carter

Underlining Ben Affleck’s star power, The Accountant dominated moviegoing with a plain $24.7 million opening weekend during 3,222 North American sites.

Sunday’s guess came in significantly above expectations, that had ranged from $18 million to $20 million during a start of a weekend.

Comedy unison film Kevin Hart: What Now? delivered about half of The Accountant sum with $12 million during 2,568 locations. But a entrance of sci-fi journey Max Steel was abandoned by moviegoers with $2.1 million during 2,034 screens for a gloomy $1,049 per-screen average.

Warner Bros.’ The Accountant took in $200,000 some-more than last weekend’s winner, The Girl on a Train, that non-stop with $24.5 million. The Emily Blunt thriller finished in a tie for second with Kevin Hart: What Now?

The Accountant carries a assuage $40 million cost tab with Affleck portraying an autistic math theorist and weapons consultant who cooks a books for rapist organizations. Gavin O’Connor leads from a book by Bill Dubuque. Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow also star. Prospects for holdover business are decent with an A CinemaScore, quite with 86% of business over 25.

The Accountant non-stop sensitively in 10 general markets with $2.8 million from 1,190 screens, led by $755,000 during 109 sites in Taiwan. It will open subsequent weekend in Brazil, Germany and Spain.

Warner-based Affleck has a clever lane record in dramas with 2010’s The Town, that grossed $154 million worldwide; 2012’s Best Picture Oscar leader Argo, with $232 million worldwide; and 2014’s Gone Girl, with $369 million worldwide. His Prohibition-era crime play Live by Night opens on Christmas and he’ll lapse as Batman in Justice League on Nov. 17, 2017.


Kevin Hart: What Now? is a demeanour during a final opening of his many new comedy tour, filmed in August, 2015, during Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—and book-ended by James Bond-style travesty sequences in that Hart teams with Halle Berry as his constant though dismissive associate. Leslie Small and Tim Story directed.

The unison film is already a money-maker with prolongation costs underneath $10 million. Hart’s a proven performer in this genre with 2013’s Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain carrying grossed $32 million domestically.

Open Road is doing Max Steel, formed on Mattel’s


line of movement sum and starring Ben Winchell of MTV’s Finding Carter. The film, constructed focuses on a teenage Max McGrath and visitor messenger Steel, who develop into a superhero Max Steel.

Fox’s third weekend of Miss Perregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children finished fourth with $8.9 million during 3,538 locations, giving a Tim Burton anticipation $65.8 million after 17 days. Liosngate’s third support of Mark Wahlberg disaster play Deepwater Horizon followed in fifth with $6.4 million during 3,403 sites for a $49.3 million domestic total.

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