Affleck Showdown: Ben’s ‘The Accountant’ to Take on Casey’s ‘The Finest Hours’

Warner Bros. also announced release dates for Todd Phillips’ “Arms & the Dudes” and the “Project X” sequel

Last Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 3:45 PM

There’s a box office bro-down — er, showdown — brewing between siblings Ben and Casey Affleck, as Warner Bros. has announced it will release Ben’s hit-man movie “The Accountant” on Jan. 29, 2016 — the same day Disney will unveil Casey’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours.”

Warner Bros. has also announced release dates for Todd Phillips‘ “Arms & the Dudes” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, and a sequel to “Project X,” which was produced by Phillips.

“The Accountant” is expected to serve as a strong counter-programming measure against DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” as well as “The Finest Hours,” which also stars Chris Pine.

“Project XX,” a sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit “Project X,” will throw a party on the big screen on Aug. 19, 2016. It’s unclear if original stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown or director Nima Nourizadeh will return for the sequel.

“Arms & the Dudes,” which stars Teller and Hill as young, pot-smoking arms dealers, will be released on March 11, 2016. It’s a solid release date for that fun film, which will go up against Matthew McConaughey‘s Civil War drama “Free State of Jones,” Focus Features’ historical drama “Christ the Lord” and an untitled low-budget thriller from Bad Robot.

Additionally, Warner Bros. has moved up an untitled New Line horror film one week, from Jan. 29, 2016 to Jan. 22, 2016. New Line’s horror movie will now open against STX’s horror movie “The Boy,” as well as Lionsgate/Summit’s action thriller “Criminal.”

The WB Special Event Film dated for Jan. 15, 2016 was also removed from the studio’s release schedule.