The Accountant Serves As Director Gavin O’Connor's Biggest Opening Yet

By Hyvie Sabillano, Posted: 10/18/16 02:30AM EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck at the premiere of his new movie The Accountant. (Photo : Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The Accountant, the new movie directed by Jane Got A Gun helmer Gavin O'Connor performed well at the box-office with around $24million during its opening.

The movie, which stars Hollywood A-lister Ben Affleck was penned by Bill Dubuque. The record is for three days only, since it hit theaters on Friday, Oct. 14.

The Accountant, Warner Bros. Pictures' latest offering, took in a substantial $24.7 million, according to comScore, which compiles ticketing data. The movie cost Warner Bros. roughly $40 million to produce and tens of millions in marketing strategies. Movie critics may have been dissatisfied with the movie, but the studio noted that moviegoers gave "The Accountant" an A grade in CinemaScore exit polls.

Notably, this is the highest opening for Director Gavin O'Connor, his previous high being Disney 2004's Miracle ($19.4M).

When asked by Coming Soon if he is open to the idea of The Accountant as a potential franchise, he stated that if audiences decide that it should be, he would love that. He continued, "Because I want to spend more time with Chris. There's more to be explored with this character."

Similar to what we saw last weekend with DreamWorks' The Girl on the Train, The Accountant has a decent opening in conjunction with a responsible mid-$40M production. Pic's A CinemaScore beats Affleck's recent fall releases Gone Girl (B) and The Town (B+) and is just under Argo (A+). In ComScore's PostTrak which polls moviegoers throughout the weekend, 84-percent assessed The Accountant with a total positive score, while a solid 64-percent said that they will encourage their friends to see the movie.

So what is good about the movie? Check out the official synopsis below: 

The movie depicts Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) as a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. And then all action heats up from there.



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