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The Maze Runner

Ki Hong Lee and Dylan O'Brien in The Maze Runner

On its surface, the Glade looks like the best summer camp ever, with sky-high trees, makeshift huts, and gardens galore. But in The Maze Runner, it's home to a motley crew of teenage boys imprisoned by the 150-foot concrete walls of a seemingly impossible-to-crack maze that's teeming with hostile Alien-like creatures called Grievers. The guys, who welcome a new fellow prisoner every month, have created a tenuously stable society. When the rebellious Thomas (Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien) arrives, however, the once-predictable maze starts behaving erratically.

To adapt James Dashner's hugely popular book trilogy, first-time director Wes Ball hoped to avoid the trappings of the standard YA dystopia—even if one Fox exec told him in no uncertain terms that the studio desired another Hunger Games. ''It's more Lord of the Flies, especially in tone,'' says Ball. ''We wanted to make it anti-young adult.''

Originally posted Aug 14, 2014
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Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
2.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
3.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
6.
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
7.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
8.
The November Man
Relativity
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
9.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
10.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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