Box bureau update: ‘Maze Runner’ rakes in $11 million Friday

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The Maze Runner, a new YA instrumentation that strike theaters Friday, chalked adult an estimated $11 million for a first-place finish, proof that this over-saturated genre has life left in it yet. Populated with a slew of large immature masculine actors led by Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner, formed on a renouned best-selling novel by James Dashner, is on lane to lift in tighten to $30 million. (That’s distant improved than The Giver, that non-stop in Aug to $12 million.) And with Twentieth Century Fox already low into pre-production on a film’s sequel, a early numbers have to come as a acquire service for a studio.

Things aren’t so flushed for a other new releases opening this weekend. Universal Pictures bent a latest Liam Neeson-starrer A Walk Among a Tombstones in far-reaching release, anticipating to captivate in a arguable Neeson fan base. But a ultra-violent R-rated play from writer/director Scott Frank warranted usually an estimated $4.7 million Friday, for a expected finish in second place around $15 million — far reduce than Neeson’s new outings.

The final new far-reaching recover of a bunch, Shawn Levy’s star-studded This is Where we Leave You, doesn’t seem to have a allure Warner Bros. was anticipating for. Sure, a family dramedy starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda cost usually $20 million, though a studio has been selling it as a really large movie, perplexing to captivate in perceptive adult moviegoers. But intermediate reviews for a film haven’t helped a box bureau chances. The R-rated film grossed an estimated $3.9 million Friday for an estimated three-day finish of $11 million.

The rest of a tip 5 should be filled out by final weekend’s holdovers, with a Idris Elba-starrer No Good Deed stuffing a fourth spot. The PG-13 rated thriller warranted an estimated $2.95 million on Friday for a cume of $32.9 million. Finally, a family crack Dolphin Tale 2 grossed an additional $2.14 million Friday, putting a sum during $20.2 million.

1. Maze Runner — $11 million

2. A Walk Among a Tombstones — $4.7 million

3. This is Where we Leave You — $3.9 million

4. No Good Deed — $2.95 million

5. Dolphin Tale 2 — $2.14 million

Check behind here tomorrow morning for a full weekend report.


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