Newswire: Weekend Box Office: The Accountant tallies up

That’s it, folks. This is all the accounting-related (or accountancy-related, if you want to be fancy or are one of our overseas readers) wordplay you’re going to get. Nothing about balance sheets, dividends, or being “in the black.” We’re just going to give it to you straight: The Accountant, an action thriller that stars Ben Affleck as a tough and deadly accountant, opened at No. 1 at the box office this weekend with $24.7 million. Obviously, our sister publication is already pursuing legal action.

One might chalk up the movie’s success to the mystique that surrounds the profession of accounting, which has made it such an enduringly popular subject for film. Or it could be the fact that Ben Affleck is still in the midst of a career resurgence and The Accountant had the good luck to open on a weekend with little competition, knocking …

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