‘The Ac­coun­tant’ racks up num­bers

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Luke Evans (left) and Ha­ley Ben­nett in The Girl on the Train. LOS AN­GE­LES (AP): EN AF­FLECK is still a box of­fice draw out­side of the bat suit. His new thriller, The Ac­coun­tant opened to a chart-top­ping US$24.7 mil­lion this week­end, ac­cord­ing to stu­dio es­ti­mates on Sun­day. Gavin O’Con­nor directed the R-rated thriller, star­ring Af­fleck as an autis­tic math­e­ma­ti­cian

The Ac­coun­tant far sur­passed Warner Bros’ early pre­dic­tions for the film, which had it in the US$15 to US$20 mil­lion range.

The week­end’s other new stardriven project, Kevin Hart: What Now?, nar­rowly took sec­ond place over last week’s champ The Girl on the Train.

In third place, The Girl on the Train net­ted US$11.975 mil­lion

Bfor Univer­sal, bring­ing its do­mes­tic to­tal to US$46.6 mil­lion, Holdovers Miss Pere­grine’s Home For Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren and Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon rounded out the top five with US$8.9 mil­lion and US$6.4 mil­lion, re­spec­tively.

NEW OPENER

The week­end’s other new opener, the Mat­tel-in­spired Max Steel, bombed with only US$2.2 mil­lion. Open Road dis­trib­uted the film star­ring Ben Winchell, which cur­rently has a zero per cent on Rot­ten Toma­toes.

Over­all, the year is still up 3.5 per cent, but the fall sea­son is down from last year, ac­cord­ing to box of­fice tracker comS­core.

Fol­low­ing are es­ti­mated ticket sales for Fri­day through Sun­day at US and Cana­dian cine­mas, ac­cord­ing to comS­core. 1. The Ac­coun­tant, US$24.7m

(US$2.8m in­ter­na­tional). 2. Kevin Hart: What Now?,

US$11.98 mil­lion. 3. The Girl on the Train, US$11.975m (US$7.8m in­ter­na­tional). 4. Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren, US$8.9m (US$23.5m in­ter­na­tional). 5. Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon, US$6.4m

(US$4.2m in­ter­na­tional). 6. Storks, US$5.6m (US$10.6

in­ter­na­tional). 7. The Mag­nif­i­cent Seven, US$5.2m (US$3.5m in­ter­na­tional). 8. Mid­dle School: The Worst

Years of My Life, US$4.3m. 9. Sully, US$3 (US$1.3m in­ter­na­tional). 10.The Birth of a Na­tion,

US$2.7m.

AP

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