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'The Maze Runner' collects more than $30 million

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From the movie studio to the Box Office. "The Maze Runner" has come out tops on the North American box office, collecting 32.5 million US dollars in ticket sales in its debut weekend. Here's a look at how the rest of the pack fared.

Poster for "The Maze Runner" 

Dystopian young adult movie "The Maze Runner" won the weekend box office race in the United States and Canada.

The Liam Neeson action flick, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" earned more than 13 million US dollars from Friday through Sunday to finish in second place. The number three slot was occupied by comedy "This is Where I Leave You", making 11.9 million dollars at domestic theaters.

"Maze Runner" fell slightly short of projections for a start of 34 million dollars. The movie tells the story of a group of boys living in an isolated paradise where they are trapped by a giant, moving concrete maze. The movie, based on the first novel in a series written by James Dashner, is an attempt to capture the young adult audience that has propelled blockbusters like "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight."

"Maze Runner" opened overseas on September the 11th, and global sales through Sunday totalled more than 80 million US dollars.

In "A Walk Among the Tombstones," Neeson plays a private investigator hired by a drug kingpin to find out who murdered his wife. Neeson has earned success as an action star in recent hits "Non-Stop" and "Taken 2."

"This is Where I Leave You," produced for about 20 million dollars, features Tina Fey and Jason Bateman in the story of four grown siblings forced to live together for a week after their father dies.

The former winner, home invasion thriller "No Good Deed," fell to fourth place. Family film "Dolphin Tale 2" took the No. 5 slot with 9 million dollars in its second weekend.


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