Box Office: Maze Runner Beats Out Black Mass

Box Office: Maze Runner Beats Out Black Mass

The Perfect Guy holds on to the top five.

Published September 21, 2015

Thought the YA craze died with Twilight and The Hunger Games? Think again. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials won the weekend’s box office with a whopping $30.3 million debut.

The sequel, starring Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario, also won overseas, earning an additional $43.3 million for an early worldwide total of $108.3 million in its first week of release.

Coming in second was Johnny Depp's awards contender Black Mass, also starring Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch, which brought in $23.4 million in its first week.

Taking the third spot was M. Night Shyamalan‘s spooky thriller The Visit, which took in an additional $11.3 million for a domestic total of $42.3 million. Rounding out the top five were The Perfect Guy, starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut in a deadly love triangle, and faith-based drama War Room, which brought in $9.7 million and $6.3 million, respectively.

In the specialty box office, David Oyelowo and Kate Mara‘s new movie, Captive, grossed a solid $1.5 million in 806 theaters.

Next week, Hotel Transylvania 2 and The Intern will be in theaters near everyone, while LGB-rights drama Stonewall will open in art-house theaters. Watch our interview with Sanaa Lathan talking about her relationship deal breakers (you listening, French?), below:

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(Photos from left: Gotham Group / TSG Entertainment / Temple Hill Entertainment, Warner Bros.)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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