Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Black Mass, Everest, Sicario and Captive all opened this weekend with all kinds of results.
The big winner this weekend was somewhat surprisingly the Dylan O'Brien-starring Maze Runner sequel that took the cake with $30.3 million.
Johnny Depp's Black Mass followed with $23.3 mil — though it did have the disadvantage of being rated R.
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Even though Maze Runner did well, its number fell a bit short of analysts' projection for its three-day total.
It might also be seen as a slight disappointment as the original — which opened last year around the same date — took in $32.5. While this is consistent with last year's numbers, sequels generally look to have a bigger opening weekend as they hope to gain some popularity once they hit home video.
Even though Johnny Depp's flick didn't land in the top spot, it did mark the turning point for the 52-year-old actor, as Black Mass' weekend was still a successful one.
The film was only made on a $53m budget, after several consecutive box-office fails this was a big win for Depp.
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Three other flicks opened this weekend as well.
Everest, which boasted an all star cast of Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Jake Gyllenhaal, landed fifth in the box-office race this weekend and actually set a September record by pulling in $9, globally in its IMAX release.
Sicario, starring Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, had a VERY limited release but holds some promise for going wide.
The big disappointment was the Kate Mara and David Oyelowo thriller Captive as it pulled in less than $2 mil — WHOMP.
M. Night Shyamalan's horror flick The Visit ended up in third on the weekend with $9.6 showing there are still a few people that have faith in the director.
We don't know about you, but none of these movies are really getting us amped to run out to the theaters just yet. Luckily October is around the corner with The Martian, Crimson Peak, and Steve Jobs!
What do you think? Are you dying to see any of these flicks or is September kind of a dud month at the movies this year?
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