'The Maze Runner' Tops the Weekend Box Office Along With Two New Movies
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.