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Box office report: Scorch Trials races past Black Mass

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A busy weekend at the box office saw a slew of new openings and some solid debuts, as Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials easily won the weekend with an estimated $30.3 million.

Although most expected Scorch Trials to earn about $35 million, it actually fell short of the original Maze Runner’s $32.5 million debut. Still, it’s a strong opening for the adaptation of James Dashner’s young adult novel, which earned a B+ CinemaScore and stars Dylan O’Brien as a teenager struggling to survive in a scorched wasteland.

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Box office preview: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Black Mass kick off fall movie season

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Fall movie season is officially here, and a diverse slate of new releases is hitting theaters this weekend. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Black Mass are expected to bring in big box office receipts, with Scorch Trials on track to win the weekend with $35 million or more.

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Box office report: The Perfect Guy edges out The Visit to win the weekend

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This weekend saw the debut of two new PG-13 rated thrillers, and while The Perfect Guy and The Visit were both predicted to debut between $15 million and $17 million, both exceeded expectations, ending the weekend with more than $25 million apiece.

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Box office preview: The Visit, Perfect Guy face off in tight race

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This summer had its fair share of broken records and blockbuster openings, but this year’s Labor Day marked a decidedly sleepy end to the summer box office race. Not only was it one of the slowest weekends of the summer, but it marked the worst four-day Labor Day weekend since 2004.

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The Visit: EW review

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Does Jason Blum have a well-thumbed copy of Moneyball on his bedside table? Much like the subject of that book—Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane—the wildly successful Blumhouse Productions founder has made it his business to track down talented folks whose skills can be secured at a comparatively low price.

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