Ben Affleck's Accountant tops US box office


Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the batsuit.

The star's new thriller The Accountant opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million (£20.2 million) in the US this weekend.

Actor Ben Affleck poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Batman V Superman' in London
Ben Affleck (Tim Ireland/Invision/AP)

Gavin O'Connor directed the thriller, which stars Ben as an autistic mathematician.

The comedy concert film Kevin Hart: What Now? debuted in second place with $11.98 million (£9.83 million), marking a minuscule edge over last week's champ The Girl On The Train, which netted $11.975 million (£9.82 million). The films could easily switch places when final numbers come in on Monday.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon rounded out the top five.

The weekend's other new opener, the Mattel-inspired Max Steel, bombed with only $2.2 million (£1.8 million).