'The Maze Runner' Tops the Weekend Box Office Along With Two New Movies

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 12:11 PM PDT, September 21, 2014
Photo: 20th Century Fox

It's a new weekend with three different movies at the top of the chart for movie ticket sales.

With a solid opening weekend, The Maze Runner sweeps with a gross of $32 million. Based on the best-selling novel, the film is about a boy named Thomas, played by Dylan O'Brien, who is brought into a place called Glade with no memories of his life or the world. In the sci-fi thriller, the maze is a trap so it's all about the escape.

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In second, new movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones is also based on the novel with the same name and took in about $13 million. The drama starring Liam Neeson is about a private investigator who is hired by a drug dealer to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R, it hasn't met the production budget of $28 million but is almost half-way there. Another interesting fact is that it has a famous producer, actor Danny Devito.

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Not too far from the second spot at almost $12 million is the much anticipated and new star-studded film, This Is Where I Leave You. Just to name some of the cast, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Connie Britton and Dax Shepard are all in it together. Labeled as a comedy, it is about a family of four grown siblings who return to living under the same roof when their father passes away.

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At number four, we have the top movie from last weekend, No Good Deed. This weekend, the film earned $10 million and has a cumulative total of about $40 million in its first two weekends. Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, the two are also executive producers on the film about an unstable escaped convict terrorizing a woman who is alone with her two children.

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Rounding off the top five is the family friendly film Dolphin Tale 2. The sequel to Dolphin Tale made $9 million this weekend. Still shy of its $36 million budget, it grossed $27 million so far. In this tale, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr. are back to find Winter a dolphin companion.

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Here are the remaining films that made the top 10 list.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy at $5.2 million

7. Let's Be Cops at $2.7 million

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at $2.6 million

9. The Drop at $2 million

10. If I Stay at $1.8 million

To see what the number three movie, This Is Where I Leave You, is all about, watch the video below.