Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) — The weekend box office numbers have been calculated, and The Accountant is the top film.
The Ben Affleck thriller earned an estimated 24.7 million dollars from Friday through Sunday to debut in first place.
In The Accountant, Affleck plays an accountant who works for criminal organizations. Things get hairy when he takes on a robotics company as a client.
Kevin Hart’s latest stand-up concert film, titled Kevin Hart: What Now? barely took second place after making 11.984 million dollars — just ahead of last week’s box office champ, The Girl on the Train, which collected 11.975 million. It’s possible the two movies could switch places once the final box office numbers are released Monday. It’s still good news for Hart: his film sent a box office record opening for a stand-up comedy movie.
The weekend’s other wide release, Max Steel, based on the Mattel toy figures, landed outside the top 10, following a 2.2-million-dollar debut.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:
1. The Accountant, $24.7 million.
2. Kevin Hart: What Now? $11.984 million.
3. The Girl on the Train, $11.975 million.
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, $8.9 million.
5. Deepwater Horizon, $6.4 million.
6. Storks, $5.6 million.
7. The Magnificent Seven, $5.2 million.
8. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, $4.3 million.
9. Sully, $3 million.
10. The Birth of a Nation, $2.7 million.
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