Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart lead the R-rated weekend box office

It was a chill weekend for moviegoers, with an overall light turnout propelling The Accountant and Kevin Hart: What Now? to the top of the box office charts.

It’s a rare one-two punch for R-rated movies leading the weekend. Domestic estimates for The Accountant currently stand at $24.7 million while Kevin Hart is at $12 million. 

The latter’s #2 position may change once the final tallies come in on Monday, as #3 placeholder The Girl on the Train is just $10,000 behind in current estimates. But that, too, is an R-rated feature. It’s looking like a top-three lockdown for adults-only entertainment.

Just don’t make the mistake of thinking this was a strong weekend at the box office. 

The Accountant‘s estimated total leaves it well outside the top 100 R-rated openings of all time. Earlier in 2016, Deadpool staked a dominant claim on that list’s #1 spot, with a $132.4 million start soaring past the $91.8 million The Matrix Reloaded earned in 2003.

The rest of the top five is filled out by repeat business for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ($8.9 million estimated) and Deepwater Horizon ($6.4 million estimated).

The former is looking like a win for director Tim Burton, with north of $65 million in domestic ticket sales and close to double that in overseas sales, for a cumulative total of $165.2 million. 

The latter’s based-on-truth story is a more debatable success, with its estimated $77 million at the worldwide box office falling short of a reported $110 million budget.

Expect Hollywood’s box office fortunes to improve soon. Tom Cruise returns next week for a sequel to Jack Reacher — a movie that didn’t explode immediately in 2012 but eventually amassed $212 million worldwide.

Tom Hanks leads Inferno the week after, continuing his successful run with the Robert Langdon/Da Vinci Code series. Angels & Demons, the 2009 predecessor to Inferno, grossed $486 million worldwide.

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