One of the slower weekends this season has passed and with its end comes another BOX OFFICE BATTLE! I do hope you used the correct voice in your head for those caps. If not you have wasted an opportunity my dear friend. But anyway, movies.
1. The Accountant – $24,715,000
Thanks to some pretty bomb trailers and Ben Affleck, The Accountant has taken the gold this weekend. Directed by Gavin o’Conner, this action thriller is set around an autistic accountant for some very dangerous organizations. That’s all I’m gonna say about it but from the trailers it seems better than that description. Most things seem better than that description. Anyway, despite getting some subpar reviews The Accountant has made some pretty decent money this weekend. Congrats.
2. Kevin Hart: What Now? – $11,984,245
Taking second this week is Kevin Hart: What Now? This isn’t much of a surprise considering the fact that everyone loves Kevin Hart, especially when it comes to his stand up. From what I’ve heard it’s pretty good. For all those who saw it aren’t you happy you saw this over Max Steel?
3. The Girl on the Train – $11,974,915
Beaten just barely by everyone’s favorite tiny black man is The Girl on the Train. This weekend it just covered it’s budget , so it’s essentially all profit from here. While I have not seen this movie, I have read at least a third of that book. The plan was I finish it before this movie came out because I was hearing people compare it to the masterpiece that was Gone Girl (saw the movie, didn’t read the book. But maybe one day that will change). If this is the new Gone Girl it was sure taking awhile to get there. Or maybe I’m just impatient, I don’t know. But anyway good job taking the bronze!
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – $8,900,000
While it didn’t medal Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children did decent enough in fourth place this week. Tim Burton’s latest movie was subject to some negativity but all in all many believed that this was a bit of a return to form for Tim Burton. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but his last few movies have been … less than satisfactory. While many said this was not all that they hoped for it seems to be a step in the right direction. But on a sadder note this movie still has $40+ million to go to break even, and that’s forgetting about what they spent on advertising. But I’m rooting for you man. Good look.
5. Deepwater Horizon – $6,350,000
And to finish off this week’s top five is Deepwater Horizon. Starring the always amazing Marky Mark and fan favorite Gina Rodriguez (Who I just saw on the Jane the Virgin season premiere. Whoa.), this drama tells the tale of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from 2010. This movie, directed by Peter Burg, allows the viewer to immerse oneself in the tragedy. It doesn’t sound fun when you say it like that but from what I heard it’s great. But on another said note, this movie cost the same as Peregrine and it hasn’t even made half of its budget. But sometimes that happens with this Oscar movies. And it isn’t like Lone Survivor (the last Peter Burg/Mark Wahlberg colaboration) with the whole patriotism element. But I still really wanna see this of all the things out right now. But I might not so why not you do it so I can live vicariously through you.
11. Max Steel – $2,163,720
I’ve heard bad things. This only confirms my beliefs.
So, what did you think of this week’s BOX OFFICE BATTLE? Are the caps too much? Is Max Steel really as bad as I assume? Talk about it in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and follow Sprom for more BOX OFFICE BATTLES and other things in the world of movie news.