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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Tallies $1.4 Million at Thursday Box Office

Ben Affleck‘s “The Accountant” had a solid start at the box office on Thursday night with $1.35 million at the previews.

The film was produced for $40 million and is expected to earn around $17 million this weekend. The action drama also stars Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Tambor and J.K. Simmons.

The Thursday numbers for “The Accountant” are not bad — the two most recent adult dramas, “Sully” and “The Girl on the Train,” earned $1.4 million and $1.23 million on Thursday, respectively. Clint Eastwood‘s film starring Tom Hanks went on to gross a whopping $35.5 million, while Emily Blunt‘s thriller made $24.7 million.

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The film has received mixed reviews so far. It currently holds a score of 49 percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Kevin Hart‘s third concert film, “Kevin Hart: What Now?” earned $739,000 from 2,054 theaters on Thursday. The movie, directed by Tim Story, was produced for under $10 million excluding marketing costs.

Kevin Hart: What Now?” is expected to come in second with a $14 million opening weekend. Critics seemed to like the film — it has a score of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Halle Berry also makes a cameo in the film.

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Open Road’s “Max Steel” is opening in around 2,000 theaters this weekend, tracking at an estimated $5 million.

The film, directed by Stewart Hendler, stars Ben Winchell as teenager Max McGrath, who morphs with alien companion Steel to become a turbo-charged superhero. There are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes yet.

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