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.