Dystopic YA thriller The Maze Runner dashed past the other new releases this weekend for a $32.5 million gross. The result was impressive enough for Fox to announce that it’s releasing a sequel, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (it’s a trilogy, and there’s a prequel, too) around this time next year. The weekend’s other new releases fared poorly in comparison: Liam Neeson’s A Walk Among the Tombstones brought in $13.1 million, and the Jason Bateman comedy This Is Where I Leave You took in $11.8 million. Last weekend’s box-office champs — No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 — rounded out the top five with $10.2 million and $9 million, respectively.
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