The Maze Runner

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $92,405,093Details
International Box Office $161,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $253,905,093
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Synopsis

When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
63% - Fresh
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$34,000,000
Theatrical Release: September 19th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
September 19th, 2014 (IMAX) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2326, 6/11/2014)
Franchise: The Maze Runner
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Thriller/Suspense
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Gotham Group, Temple Hill Productions, TSG Entertainment, DayDay Films

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Cast

Dylan O'Brien    Thomas
Kaya Scodelario    Teresa
Thomas Brodie Sangster    Newt
Will Poulter    Gally
Patricia Clarkson    Ava Paige
Aml Ameen    Alby
Ki Hong Lee    Minho
Blake Cooper    Chuck
Dexter Darden    Frypan
Chris Sheffield    Ben
Joe Adler    Zart
Alexander Flores    Winston
Jacob Latimore    Jeff
Randall Cunningham    Clint
Don McManus    Masked Man

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Wes Ball
Screenwriter    Noah Oppenheim
Screenwriter    Grant Myers
Screenwriter    T.S. Nowlin
Story Creator    James Dashner
Producer    Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Producer    Wyck Godfrey
Producer    Marty Bowen
Producer    Lee Stollman
Executive Producer    Joe Hartwick Jr
Executive Producer    Edward Gamarra
Executive Producer    Lindsay Williams
Director of Photography    Enrique Chediak
Production Designer    Marc Fisichella
Editor    Dan Zimmerman
Composer    John Paesano
Casting Director    Denise Chamian
Costume Designer    Simonetta Mariano
Unit Production Manager    James Powers
First Assistant Director    H.H. Cooper
Second Assistant Director    Mirashyam Blakeslee
Visual Effects Supervisor    Eric Brevig
Visual Effects Supervisor    Sue Rowe
Art Director    Douglas Cumming
Assistant Art Director    Jessica L. Navran
Assistant Art Director    Chris Crane
Set Decorator    Jon Danniells
Set Designer    Michelle C. Harmon
Set Designer    Wright McFarland
Story Artist    Doug Brode
Story Artist    Joel Venti
Still Photographer    Ben Rothstein
Script Supervisor    Steven R. Gehrke
Sound Mixer    Paul Ledford
Post-Production Supervisor    David McKimmie
Assistant Editor    P.J. Burch
Supervising Sound Editor    Ai-Ling Lee
Supervising Sound Editor    John A Larsen
Re-recording Mixer    Ron Bartlett
Re-recording Mixer    D.M. Hemphill
Visual Effects Producer    Scott Puckett
Costume Supervisor    Terri Dehaan
Additional Costume Designer    Christine Bieselin Clark
Assistant Costume Designer    Alexandra Casey
Casting Associate    Beth Day
Casting Associate    Judith Sunga
Additional Casting-U.K. Casting    Priscilla John
Additional Casting-New York Casting    Suzanne Smith
Additional Casting-New York Casting    Jessica Kelly
Additional Casting-Casting Associate (New York)    Kate Geller
Makeup    Stacy Kelly
Makeup    Aimee Stuit
Hairstylist    Budd Bird
Hairstylist    Amy Wood
Special Make-up Effects    Elvis Jones
Special Make-up Effects    Lauren Thomas
Make-up and Prosthetic Effects Designer    Jamie Kelman
Special Effects Coordinator    Russell William Tyrrell
Sound Designer    Ai-Ling Lee
Sound Effects Editor    Chuck Michael
Sound Effects Editor    Wayne Lemmer
Stunt Coordinator    Troy Robinson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 1 $11,260,861   3,604 $3,125   $11,260,861 1
2014/09/20 1 $13,469,870 +20% 3,604 $3,737   $24,730,731 2
2014/09/21 1 $7,782,073 -42% 3,604 $2,159   $32,512,804 3
2014/09/22 1 $1,865,634 -76% 3,604 $518   $34,378,438 4
2014/09/23 1 $2,390,967 +28% 3,604 $663   $36,769,405 5
2014/09/24 1 $1,765,224 -26% 3,604 $490   $38,534,629 6
2014/09/25 1 $1,983,698 +12% 3,604 $550   $40,518,327 7
2014/09/26 2 $5,206,241 +162% 3,638 $1,431   $45,724,568 8
2014/09/27 2 $7,967,538 +53% 3,638 $2,190   $53,692,106 9
2014/09/28 3 $4,263,241 -46% 3,638 $1,172   $57,955,347 10
2014/09/29 2 $968,406 -77% 3,638 $266   $58,923,753 11
2014/09/30 2 $1,252,177 +29% 3,638 $344   $60,175,930 12
2014/10/01 2 $908,857 -27% 3,638 $250   $61,084,787 13
2014/10/02 2 $836,608 -8% 3,638 $230   $61,921,395 14
2014/10/03 4 $3,428,683 +310% 3,605 $951   $65,350,078 15
2014/10/04 5 $5,488,587 +60% 3,605 $1,522   $70,838,665 16
2014/10/05 5 $2,717,494 -50% 3,605 $754   $73,556,159 17
2014/10/06 4 $640,588 -76% 3,605 $178   $74,196,747 18
2014/10/07 4 $832,468 +30% 3,605 $231   $75,029,215 19
2014/10/08 4 $620,780 -25% 3,605 $172   $75,649,995 20
2014/10/09 4 $689,826 +11% 3,605 $191   $76,339,821 21
2014/10/10 8 $2,111,860 +206% 3,072 $687   $78,451,681 22
2014/10/11 7 $3,318,673 +57% 3,072 $1,080   $81,770,354 23
2014/10/12 7 $2,037,482 -39% 3,072 $663   $83,807,836 24
2014/10/13 8 $1,126,799 -45% 3,072 $367   $84,934,635 25
2014/10/14 7 $536,259 -52% 3,072 $175   $85,470,894 26
2014/10/15 7 $435,029 -19% 3,072 $142   $85,905,923 27
2014/10/16 7 $431,360 -1% 3,072 $140   $86,337,283 28
2014/10/17 10 $1,290,851 +199% 2,155 $599   $87,628,134 29
2014/10/18 10 $2,073,099 +61% 2,155 $962   $89,701,233 30
2014/10/19 10 $1,023,495 -51% 2,155 $475   $90,724,728 31
2014/10/20 10 $271,088 -74% 2,155 $126   $90,995,816 32
2014/10/21 11 $301,779 +11% 2,155 $140   $91,297,595 33
2014/10/22 10 $241,007 -20% 2,155 $112   $91,538,602 34
2014/10/23 10 $231,491 -4% 2,155 $107   $91,770,093 35
2014/10/24 - $635,000 +174% 1,496 $424   $92,405,093 36

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/09/19 1 $32,512,804   3,604 $9,021   $32,512,804 3
2014/09/26 2 $17,437,020 -46% 3,638 $4,793   $57,955,347 10
2014/10/03 5 $11,634,764 -33% 3,605 $3,227   $73,556,159 17
2014/10/10 8 $7,468,015 -36% 3,072 $2,431   $83,807,836 24
2014/10/17 10 $4,387,445 -41% 2,155 $2,036   $90,724,728 31

The Maze Runner

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