Ben Affleck’s The Accountant easily took the top spot at the box office over its first weekend in release. The action thriller rang up $24 million which was way above most pre-release estimates. Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory) and starring Affleck and The Punisher‘s Jon Bernthal, The Accountant earned high marks from ticket buyers who awarded the R-rated film an ‘A’ according to CinemaScore. Critics weren’t as impressed with the film, with RottenTomatoes registering a 50% rating on October 16th.
The Accountant came out on top but another studio release over the October 14th weekend had the dubious honor of snagging the #13 spot on the worst opening weekend list for films that debuted in 2,000+ theaters. Max Steel, directed by Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row), finished outside the top 10, scrapping up a mere $2 million during its opening weekend.
Box Office Top 10: October 14-16, 2016
- The Accountant – $24,715,000
- Kevin Hart: What Now? – $11,984,245
- The Girl on the Train – $11,974,915
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $8,900,000
- Deepwater Horizon – $6,350,000
- Storks – $5,600,000
- The Magnificent Seven – $5,200,000
- Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – $4,250,000
- Sully – $2,960,000
- The Birth of a Nation – $2,715,000