'Maze Runner' tops N. American box office

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"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" debuted to the top of the box office in its first weekend, with an estimated 30.3 million U.S. dollars in ticket sales in North America.

Opened in 3,791 locations, the Fox's young-adult sequel "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" released below expectations and 7 percent lower than the 32.5 million dollars debut of last year's dystopian sci-fi original.

"Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" opened with 11 million dollars on Friday, increased 11 percent on Saturday to gross 12.25 million dollars and is estimated to decline 42 percent on Sunday to gross 7.05 million dollars, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The first-night moviegoers gave the sequel a "B+" rating on CinemaScore, which is below the "A-" CinemaScore" rating of the first "The Maze Runner." It received 49 percent positive rate from critics on RottenTomatoes.

Warner Bro.'s "Black Mass" opened in second place with an estimated 23.4 million dollars in box office sales in 3,188 locations. Starring Johnny Depp, the crime drama marks his strongest opening since the launch of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" back in 2011.

"Black Mass" received a "B" rating from audiences on CinemaScore, and a strong 77 percent approval rate on RottenTomatoes.

"The Visit" was in third place in its second week of showings with an estimated 11.3 million dollars weekend sales, declining 55 percent from last weekend.

The low-budget M. Night Shyamalan directed horror thriller has grossed 42.4 million dollars in its 10-day of release.

Rounding out the rest top 10 movies in the United States and Canada this weekend were "The Perfect Guy" (9.6 million dollars), "Everest" (7.6 million), "War Room" (6.3 million), "A Walk In The Woods" (2.8 million), "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" (2.3 million), "Straight Outta Compton" (2 million) and "Grandma" (1.6 million).

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