The Accountant tops US box office

Ben Affleck

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.

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

Watch the trailer for The Accountant below.

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).

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