Saturday, April 20, 2024

Friday Box Office: “The Maze Runner” is Highest Grossing Number 1 in Six Weeks


The movie box office could be worse, I suppose. It WAS worse just a couple of weeks ago. On Friday, “The Maze Runner” was the highest grossing number 1 since August 8th, when “Guardians of the Galaxy” had a second hit week at $25 million. “Maze Runner 2” debuted with $11.2 million. The top 9 movies yesterday made a total of around $28 million. A lot of movie exec mansions will face foreclosure soon if this keeps up.

WIthout “Maze Runner 2,” last night would have been pretty much of a loss. Not much to snark about. Most everything is a holdover from past weeks. “This Is Where I Leave You” was left by many, and took in just $3.5 million last night. But I bet it plays well on cable and TV outlets, Netflix etc. Luckily, it didn’t have a big budget. Even the well reviewed “A Walk Among the Tombstones” was a snore, with $4.7 million last night.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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