THE ACCOUNTANT opens at the top of the Box Office this weekend with $25 million from 3,332 theatres for Warner Bros. While the Film starring bankable Ben Affleck gets only 51% on the Tomatometer, it gets a solid A CinemaScore from Audiences.
Slipping to second this weekend is THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN with $12.7 million for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks, the Thriller has made $47.3 million domestically.
In third is KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? with $12.3 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy Special/Documentary plays in 2,568 theatres.
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN lands in fourth with $8.6 million for 20th Century Fox, totalling $65 million in its third week.
DEEPWATER HORIZON is in fifth this weekend with $6.3 million, with a total $49.3 million in its third week for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Fox Searchlight‘s THE BIRTH OF A NATION with $2.2 milllion, a total of $12.1 million over two weeks.
Despite mixed reviews, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is right on-track, taking the top of the Box Office this weekend with $26.7 million across North America. It opens in 3,144 theatres for Universal Pictures garnering 44% on the Tomatometer critically. It gets also a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
In second this weekend is MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN with $14.7 million for 20th Century Fox. Over two weeks, it has grossed $50.9 million.
DEEPWATER HORIZON is in third this weekend with $11.6 million, tallying-in at $38.4 million over two weeks for both Elevation Pictures and Lionsgate Films.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is in fourth this weekend with $8.9 million for Sony Pictures, a total $75.7 million.
Debuting in sixth is THE BIRTH OF A NATION for Fox Searchlight with $7.8 million from 3,042 theatres. It gets 79% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS debuts in seventh with $6.6 million from 2,822 theatres for eOne Films/LionsgateFilms. It gets a 59% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
QUEEN OF KATWE rounds-out the Top Ten for Disney with $1.6 million in its third week out.
Fox Searchlight + Mr. Will are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see TIFF ’16 selection, THE BIRTH OF A NATION. Screenings take place Vancouver and Toronto on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself, his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King), and fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
TIFF ’16 officially has begun and as the stars begin to make their way into the City, Team Mr. Will has begun spotting them! We’re off to a bit of a shaky start, but expect us back in top form again by the weekend! While the Opening Night Gala, The Magnificent Seven took place both at Princess of Wales Theatre and Roy Thomson Hall including the likes of Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt, recent Oscar winner Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley and more kicked-off the Midnight Madness Programme at Ryerson Theatre with the Premiere for Free Fire!
While these bigger marquee names graced the Red Carpets, Team Mr. Will spotted these names quietly rolling into town for the festivities on Day 1.