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Box Office: ‘Maze Runner 2’ Sprints Past Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ With $30.3 Million

Discussion in 'Arts and Entertainment' started by EF-Roger, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. EF-Roger

    EF-Roger Entrepreneur

    Mobsters, mountain climbers, and teenage racers piled into multiplexes this weekend, lifting the overall box office, but preventing any one film from dominating ticket sales.

    “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trails,” a sequel to last year’s post-apocalyptic young adult hit, fared best. It got off to a solid start by topping charts with $30.3 million. Filmed for $61 million and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the picture bowed in 3,791 locations, receiving intense competition from “Black Mass,” which likely contributed to it failing to match or exceed the $32.5 million debut of its predecessor.

    “Some people expected more out of the newcomers, but it was still a healthy weekend by September standards,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “There was a lot of diversity, but that can cut both ways. It builds everything up, but sometimes competition happens and there’s a little cannibalization.”

    Read more Box Office: ‘Maze Runner 2’ Sprints Past Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ With $30.3 Million | Variety

  2. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Entrepreneur

    I still haven't watched The Maze Runner 2. I have already seen the first movie installment, and I absolutely enjoyed it. Some scenes were a little depressing though. I am totally rooting for Thomas and Newt! :)
  3. harpazo22

    harpazo22 Entrepreneur

    I have yet to see this movie. I loved the first movie.

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