Maze Runner opens with over $1 million on Thursday, on its way to number one
With the weekend quickly approaching Fox’s new YA adaptation, “The Maze Runner,” saw the best start at the box-office. The film opened on Thursday against moderate competition, earning an estimated $1.1 million from 2,200 locations.
The film is the latest YA film adaptation to hit theaters, this one from the original novel of the same name written by James Dashner. The film focuses on a young man named Thomas, who finds himself placed in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
The film was directed by Wes Ball and based on a screenplay written by Noah Oppenheim and Grant Pierce Myers. The project stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter. Early box-office forecasts estimate that film could range anywhere from $20 million to $35 million this weekend as the film branches out into more theaters nationwide.
Also opening this week was the Liam Neeson’s thriller “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” that film also saw a solid start bringing in an estimated $428,000 on Thursday night at just 1,918 theaters.