|Sep 19, 2014||The Maze Runner||$34,000,000||$32,512,804||$102,427,862||$348,319,861||Play|
|Sep 18, 2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||$61,000,000||$30,316,510||$81,697,192||$310,697,192||Play|
|Jan 26, 2018||Maze Runner: The Death Cure||$61,000,000||$24,167,011||$58,032,443||$265,878,841||Play|
Box Office History for The Maze Runner Movies
|Dec 16, 2014||The Maze Runner||$24,309,054||$16,191,410||$40,500,464|
|Dec 4, 2015||Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||$12,790,956||$12,812,037||$25,602,993|
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April 25th, 2018
Paddington 2 is the biggest release of the week and clearly at least one of the best. However, it isn’t the only film that’s a Pick of the Week contender. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and others were all in contention for that honor. In the end, the Paddington 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack earned that title.
January 30th, 2018
Maze Runner: The Death Cure beat expectations by a little bit with $24.17 million. In fact, every film in the top five this this weekend, except one, topped expectations, including the other new release, Hostiles. This helped the overall box office rise 2.6% from last week. It did fall 0.8% from last year, but 2018 is still ahead of 2017 by $18 million or 2.1% at $908 million to $890 million.
January 28th, 2018
The delayed final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure, will open with $23.5 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate. With another $82 million overseas so far, the film will have earned a little over $100 million by the end of the weekend, and its early international pace looks a little better than The Scorch Trials, which amassed $78 million over its first two weekends back in 2015. (Scorch Trials had a more staggered release, making a direct comparison difficult.)
January 25th, 2018
Just two weeks ago, Paddington 2 had the second-widest opening ever in January, playing in 3,702 theaters. This weekend, Maze Runner: The Death Cure will claim that second place spot by opening in 3,787 locations. Kung Fu Panda 3 will still hold the record, with 3,955 theaters, and Death Cure isn’t expected to challenge many other January records, with our prediction standing at $22 million, but that won’t be for lack of theaters.
January 25th, 2018
Maze Runner: The Death Cure, is the final installment of the Maze Runner trilogy and is the only wide release of the week. It is guaranteed first place, unless something horrible happens, but there’s almost no chance it will live up to the other two installments. Hostiles is expanding wide, but I don’t have a lot of faith in the film’s box office chances. It is almost the exact wrong time to expand. This weekend last year, Split had a surprisingly good hold earning $25 million, while four other films earned more than $10 million at the box office. That’s not going to happen this year, so 2018 will lose in the year-over-year comparison. It shouldn’t be a complete blowout, on the other hand.
January 1st, 2018
2017 wasn’t a good year. It started out well and ended on a high note, but the summer was a disaster and that proved to be too much for the rest of the year to overcome. Fortunately, The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are still doing very well and will help January get off to a fast start. Unfortunately, the biggest new release of January is Paddington 2 and it isn’t expected to match its predecessor at the box office; it certainly won’t top $100 million domestically. It is unlikely any of the Oscar contenders will hit the century mark in January either. This is really bad news, as last January, we had a new release, Split and an Oscar contender, Hidden Figures, which both topped that milestone with ease. 2018 should get off to a faster start in the first two weeks, but overall, this month will end with a loss.
December 14th, 2015
It is a strange week on the home market, as there are four first-run releases coming out, all of which were sequels. That's a lot. However, only one of them wasn't a box office disappointment, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Additionally, there's very little depth here. On the plus side, it did give me an excuse to talk about some good releases that might otherwise have fallen between the cracks, like the Top Spin DVD. That said, the Rogue Nation Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week.
October 22nd, 2015
Ant-Man made a triumphant return to the international chart with a first place, $43.5 million run in 3 markets for totals of $275.9 million internationally and $454.7 million worldwide. Nearly all of this weekend haul came from China, where the film opened in first place with $42.77 million. (Some are reporting it came in second place to Goodbye Mr. Loser, but they are comparing the film's weekly total to Ant-Man's opening weekend.) Depending on how much money the film cost to advertise worldwide, it might have broken even already. If not, it will get there very early in its home market run.
September 28th, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2 was surprisingly strong this past weekend, topping expectations and entering the record book. It wasn't the only new release of the week. The Intern matched expectations nearly perfectly. On the other hand, Everest struggled and The Green Inferno barely made a peep. The overall box office pulled in $138 million, which is 22% higher than last weekend and 29% higher than the same weekend last year. 2015's lead over 2014 has grown to $470 million or 6.3%. This year we have a running tally of $7.96 billion compared to $7.49 billion from last year. There's just three months left in the year, so 2015's lead looks safer and safer every passing weekend.
September 22nd, 2015
While the two new releases landed in first and second as expected, their box office numbers were not as strong. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials failed to match The Maze Runner, which is not a good sign for the franchise going forward. Black Mass did well, for a September release. Meanwhile, Everest might be considered the best new release of in the top ten, which is not surprising as it is being released by Universal. Finally there's Captive, the latest victim of the Mendoza Line. Overall, the box office was still strong and rose 10.0% from last week to $112 million. It was also 9.6% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2015 saw its lead expand to 5.8% over 2014 at $7.78 billion to $7.36 billion.
Note: This list contains actors who appeared in at least two movies in the franchise.
|Ki Hong Lee||3||Minho||$924,895,894||$956,274,566||96.7%|
|Patricia Clarkson||3||Ava Paige||$924,895,894||$2,840,616,774||32.6%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least two movies in the franchise.
Story Creator (3)
Executive Producer (1)
|Ellen Goldsmith-Vein||3||Producer (3)||$924,895,894||$1,229,071,850||75.3%|
|Wyck Godfrey||3||Producer (3)||$924,895,894||$4,789,289,663||19.3%|
|Lee Stollman||3||Producer (3)||$924,895,894||$1,011,809,705||91.4%|
|John Paesano||3||Composer (3)||$924,895,894||$1,412,346,650||65.5%|
Executive Producer (1)
|Marty Bowen||2||Producer (2)||$659,017,053||$4,872,710,171||13.5%|
|Joe Hartwick Jr||2||
Executive Producer (1)
|Dan Zimmerman||2||Editor (2)||$614,198,702||$1,035,386,849||59.3%|
|Edward Gamarra||2||Executive Producer (2)||$659,017,053||$659,017,053||100.0%|
|Lindsay Williams||2||Executive Producer (2)||$659,017,053||$713,350,100||92.4%|
|Gyula Pados||2||Director of Photography (2)||$576,576,033||$1,587,174,279||36.3%|
Sound Effects Editor (1)
Sound Designer (1)
|Denise Chamian||2||Casting Director (2)||$659,017,053||$9,742,368,160||6.8%|
|Paul Ledford||2||Sound Mixer (2)||$659,017,053||$3,138,825,941||21.0%|
|Ron Bartlett||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$659,017,053||$8,603,185,793||7.7%|
|Steve Gehrke||2||Script Supervisor (2)||$659,017,053||$1,390,548,873||47.4%|
|D.M. Hemphill||2||Re-recording Mixer (2)||$659,017,053||$10,490,043,888||6.3%|
|David McKimmie||2||Post-Production Supervisor (2)||$659,017,053||$675,864,932||97.5%|
|Scott Puckett||2||Visual Effects Producer (2)||$659,017,053||$752,689,817||87.6%|
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
Sound Designer (1)
Sound Editor (1)