Will “The Accountant” Add Up This Weekend?

Will The Girl on the Train hold on to the top spot at the box office again this week, or will a numbers man step into number one? Here’s our prediction:


The Accountant is a new hit man film starring Ben Affleck, who was considered to be the best part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This matters because, even though the film took a drubbing from critics, Affleck got strong notices and really doesn’t have to worry about any blow back effecting his latest offering. Plus, the guy is a star and has the ability to open a film. Look for a first place debut with $20 million.

Also new this week is Kevin Hart: What Now?, a new stand-up film from the comedian who does consistently well with his cinematic roles. While this concert release won’t do big business, it should still find itself an audience. Look for a third place debut with $11 million.

As for the rest of the top five, The Girl on the Train will drop to second place with $13 million. Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children will be in fourth place with $8.5 million, while Deepwater Horizon will close things out in fifth with $6 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) The Accountant – $20 million
2) The Girl on the Train – $13 million
3) Kevin Hart: What Now? – $11 million
4) Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children – $8.5 million
5) Deepwater Horizon – $6 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on October 14, 2016, in Andy Burns, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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