Box Office Top 20: ‘Accountant’ adds $24.7 million

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ben Affleck appears in a scene from "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ben Affleck appears in a scene from "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

LOS ANGELES — The Ben Affleck thriller "The Accountant" tallied up a healthy launch at the box office, earning $24.7 million in its first days in theaters, pushing last weekend's winner "The Girl on the Train" to second place with $12.2 million.

The stand-up concert film "Kevin Hart: What Now?" dropped to third place in its debut after initial estimates placed it ahead of "The Girl on the Train" on Sunday. Hart's film took in $11.8 million.

Holdovers "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" placed fourth with $9 million in its third weekend in theaters, and the BP oil spill film "Deepwater Horizon" held onto fifth with $6.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "The Accountant," Warner Bros., $24,710,273, 3,332 locations, $7,416 average, $24,710,273, 1 week.

2. "The Girl On The Train," Universal, $12,247,840, 3,241 locations, $3,779 average, $46,831,435, 2 weeks.

3. "Kevin Hart: What Now?," Universal, $11,767,210, 2,567 locations, $4,584 average, $11,767,210, 1 week.

4. "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children," 20th Century Fox, $8,959,739, 3,835 locations, $2,336 average, $65,892,528, 3 weeks.

5. "Deepwater Horizon," Lionsgate, $6,407,716, 3,403 locations, $1,883 average, $49,393,048, 3 weeks.

6. "Storks," Warner Bros., $5,685,078, 3,066 locations, $1,854 average, $59,229,124, 4 weeks.

7. "The Magnificent Seven," Sony, $5,235,425, 3,210 locations, $1,631 average, $84,862,987, 4 weeks.

8. "Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life," Lionsgate, $4,346,337, 2,822 locations, $1,540 average, $13,857,132, 2 weeks.

9. "Sully," Warner Bros., $2,881,657, 2,211 locations, $1,303 average, $118,293,294, 6 weeks.

10. "The Birth Of A Nation," Fox Searchlight, $2,747,601, 2,105 locations, $1,305 average, $12,275,735, 2 weeks.

11. "Max Steel," Open Road, $2,182,216, 2,034 locations, $1,073 average, $2,182,216, 1 week.

12. "Masterminds," Relativity Media, $1,681,403, 2,027 locations, $830 average, $16,192,809, 3 weeks.

13. "Desierto," STX Entertainment, $984,562, 73 locations, $13,487 average, $984,562, 1 week.

14. "Queen Of Katwe," Disney, $877,363, 1,062 locations, $826 average, $7,031,787, 4 weeks.

15. "Suicide Squad," Warner Bros., $716,073, 630 locations, $1,137 average, $323,676,752, 11 week.

16. "Priceless," Roadside Attractions, $706,985, 303 locations, $2,333 average, $706,985, 1 week.

17. "Don't Breathe," Sony, $677,347, 612 locations, $1,107 average, $88,177,533, 8 weeks.

18. "Denial," Bleecker Street, $420,553, 96 locations, $4,381 average, $862,061, 3 weeks.

19. "Bridget Jones's Baby," Universal, $359,260, 390 locations, $921 average, $23,609,845, 5 weeks.

20. "Snowden," Open Road, $307,742, 343 locations, $897 average, $20,900,709, 5 weeks.

Oct. 17, 2016 4:31 PM EDT AP
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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

 
 

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