It was a good run at the box-office this weekend for The Maze Runner The Scorch Trials’ as it garnered a business of $30.3 million. Though the film was expected to collect around $35 million, it came very close to the collection of Maze Runner?s $32.5 million.
However, it was still a a strong opening for the adaptation of James Dashner?s young adult novel, which earned a B+ CinemaScore and stars Dylan O?Brien as a teenager struggling to survive in a scorched wasteland.
According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, the film has surpassed the collections of Johnny Depp?s film Black Mass. The movie opened to a collection of $23.4 million and a B CinemaScore. Everest which released in 3D earned a whopping $35.8 million worldwide.
Another report by LA Times?states that Universal Pictures’ The Visit did a business of an estimated $11.3 million, enough for third place in its second weekend. The low-budget horror film from director M. Night Shyamalan is about two kids whose visit to their grandparents doesn?t go exactly as planned. To date, it has made $42.3 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The suspense thriller The Perfect Guy brought in an estimated $9.7 million, dropping 62% in its second weekend and dropping first to fourth place. The Sony Screen Gems film, which stars Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy, has made about $41.4 million domestically to date, the report further stated.
Captive,? a low budget Christian movie starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo, barely registered, opening to just $1.4 million said a report by Wall Street Journal.
Well, looks like there was a tough competition at the box-office this weekend. Though The Maze Runner Scorch Trails is leading as of now, it will be interesting to see of if the film manages to stay on top in the coming weeks too.
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