The Maze Runner News

Last summer, The Maze Runner, an adaptation of James Dashner's dystopian young-adult sci-fi series of the same name, managed to turn a modest budget of $34 million into a surprise hit with a total gross of over $340 million. The film was received well by fans and critics alike and was quickly greenlit for a sequel, The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Not too long ago, Entertainment Weekly & People both released three stills each giving us our first look at the film.

Barry Pepper & Lili Taylor Boarding 'The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' With production fast-tracked to meet release next fall, the sequel The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, new cast members were found pretty quickly for the film that finds the surviving group of teens who made it outside of the deadly maze now faced with a new set of challenges for survival in a futuristic world ravaged by devastation and disease. Outside the maze, Dylan O'Brien and his group run into other groups of survivors, some of which will be young (played by Jacob Lofland and Rosa Salazar) and others will be older (with Giancarlo Esposito leading a group called The Cranks).

Book to Screen: THE MAZE RUNNER Works But Can’t Compare to James Dashner’s Book First off, I enjoyed Maze Runner the movie quite a bit.  It’s got a great pace, stunning visuals and strong performances all-around, but there are some significant differences between the book and the film and, simply put, the book does it better.

After weekend success, Maze Runner sequel Scorch Trials coming in 2015 While just over $30 million domestically may not be anything to brag about for some films, it is enough for 20th Century Fox to greenlight the sequel to THE MAZE RUNNER. With $60 million internationally after it's debut weekend, THE MAZE RUNNER looks to be a moderate success and one the studio is willing to roll the dice on one more time. Variety reports that THE MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS is now set for a... Read More...

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Maze Runner Sequel Announced For 2015

ign.com – The Maze Runner, which debuted atop the North American box office this weekend, will be getting a sequel September 2015. Based on the young adult book of the same name, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials will hit theaters on September 18, with Wes Ball once again attached to direct. Author James Dashner has also written a third book - The Death Cure - paving the way for a possible film trilogy.

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Box Office Results: The Maze Runner Jogs Past the Competition at the Box Office Despite things generally slowing down in September, we had a rare up weekend from last year and much of that was thanks to the success of the adaptation of James Dashner's The Maze Runner (20th Century Fox), starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter, which scored an estimated $32.5 million for the weekend in 3,604 theaters, averaging $9 thousand per location.

BOX OFFICE: THE MAZE RUNNER Sprints To $30M+ Debut The Maze Runner kicked things off late Thursday evening with $1.1M and then followed that up with a $9.9M Friday. That puts 20th Century Fox's film on pace for an opening weekend north of $30M.  Those estimates give it a shot of making back its $34M+ production budget right out of the gate. That's gotta be music to the ears of Fox executives. The film is based on a best-selling young-adult novel and stars Dylan O’Brien from MTV’s Teen Wolf.

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Box Office Late Nights: ‘Maze Runner’ Off To Good Start With $1.1M, ‘Tombstones’ Takes In $480K

deadline.com – Fox's The Maze Runner grabbed $1.1M in late night showing from 2,200 locations starting at 10PM. The best comparison is probably the sci-fi actioner, Ender's Game which opened with $1.4 million in November 2013 and went onto have an opening weekend gross of $27M. So, perhaps Fox is more on the money with a lower estimate for this weekend.

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Critics Consensus: The Maze Runner Is Better-Than-Average YA Fare

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a mysterious labyrinth (The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario), a tense family reunion (This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey), a grizzled private investigator (A Walk Among the Tombstones, starring 6 years 23 weeks ago via brucelee
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The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
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...
Wes Ball
PG-13
113mins
September 19, 2014
Distribution
Thriller