Ben Affleck's latest film, The Accountant, topped the box office in its opening weekend. The Accountant earned $24.7 million in its first three days at 3,222 theaters.
That number is just shy of the $25 million The Accountant was project for after earning an impressive $9.1 million on Friday, but still well exceeds initial projections of just $18 million for the film.
The Accountant's surprising box office surge combined with its modest $40 million budget seem poised to make the film a significant success for Warner Bros.
ComicBook.com's own Kofi Outlaw gave The Accountant a positive review, saying, "The Accountant is a rare thing to see these days: a character-driven story that's worth the time and investment to watch."
The Accountant nearly doubled the performance if its closest opening weekend competitor, concert movie Kevin Hart: What Now?, which will take in $12 million across 2,568 locations.
Max Steel, a sci-fi film adaptation of the superhero action figure, earned an anemic $2 million over the course of its opening weekend on 2,034 screens.
Last week's box office winner, The Girl on the Train, managed to just outpace Kevin Hart: What Now?, earning $12.7 million and bringing its box office total to 47.3 million.
Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children drops to fourth place with $8.6 million over the weekend, bringing its box office total up to $65.5 million. Check out our review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.0comments
In The Accountant, Christian Wolff is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.
The Accountant is directed by Gavin O'Connor, written by Bill Dubuque, and stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.