Box Office Hit: 'The Accountant' Bags $24.7 Million for No.1 Spot, But Can This Ben Affleck Starrer Movie Survive Next Week?

By Jeff Villanueva, Posted: 10/18/16 06:00AM EDT
The Accountant
Ben Affleck's latest movie, The Accountant(Photo : Movieclips Trailers/YouTube)

Ben Affleck is one of the leading male actors of this generation. And his latest movie - The Accountant - is just one of the proofs of the actor's bankability.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the 44-year old actor who plays the lead character on Gavin O'Connor's 'The Accountant' got an estimated $24.7 million from 3,332 cinemas all over North America. Though the number is not comparable to that of Affleck's other 2016 movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was enough to secure the No. 1 for last weekend's box office.

Comedian Kevin Hart and his performance at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia which was made into film 'Kevin Hart: What Now?' was a distant second at $11.98 million. Emily Blunt's thriller movie 'The Girl on the Train' followed very closely at $11.97 million.

Will 'The Accountant' Make It Through Next Week?

The story of 'The Accountant' revolves around math savante Christian Wolff and his work with some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the government closing in on his activities, it doesn't take a genius to say that the next numbers to be counted are body bags.

Leading movie review websites like Rotten Tomatoes think that 'The Accountant' was just a waste of time. And with the movie's total budget of $44 million, the Affleck starrer still salvaged a decent number during its first weekend at the box office cinemas. The question is, with these unfriendly reviews, will Affleck's movie manage to reach its break even point?

Completing the Top 10 is Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - $8.9 million (No. 4), Mark Walhberg's Deepwater Horizon - $6.4 million (No. 5), Warner Bros. Pictures' Storks at No. 6 with $5.6 million, followed closely by The Magnificent Seven - $5.2 million. The last three spots went to Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life - $4.2 million (No. 8), Sully - $2.9 million (No.9), and The Birth of a Nation - $2.7 million (No. 10).



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