Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Accountant Cooks the Books, Max Steel Tanks


It was a good weekend for Ben Affleck and Warner Brothers as Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant capitalized on the lack of competition, topping the box office with an estimated $24.7 million. That’s a bit higher than expected and it’s on par with The Girl on the Train‘s opening last weekend, which is pretty impressive considering that The Accountant was not based on any pre-existing material. Kevin Hart’s stand up comedy film Kevin Hart: What Now? opened in second place with $11.98 million, the largest debut ever for a stand-up comedy film. It was essentially in a dead heat with The Girl on the Train, however, which fell to third after pulling in an estimated $11.97 million. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon rounded out the top 5. As for Max Steel, the toy-based movie opened outside of the top 10 with a measly $2.1 million, one of the worst starts ever for a movie playing on more than 2000 theaters. But I think we all saw that one coming.

1. The Accountant — $24.7M
2. Kevin Hart: What Now? — $12M
3. The Girl on the Train — $12M
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children — $8.9M
5. Deepwater Horizon — $6.4M
6. Storks — $5.6M
7. The Magnificent Seven — $5.2M
8. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life — $4.3M
9. Sully — $3M
10. The Birth of a Nation — $2.7M

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  • Janet Sharpley

    “Accountant Cooks The Books”? Presumably you think the fraud happened on the launch date when nothing else that good was on? Are you new to English and it’s idioms? You ‘write” for a living?