Post-apocalyptic young-adult fiction scored yet another victory at the box office this weekend, as The Maze Runner became the weekend’s number-one movie with a $32.5 million gross in North America.
The adaptation of James Dashner’s YA novel, starring Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien, squashed the $13.1 million gross of the second-place film, the Liam Neeson action flick A Walk Among the Tombstones, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Coming in third place was Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You, which grossed $11.9 million despite a star-studded ensemble cast featuring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda. In the new issue of TIME, Levy said that Hollywood studios often consider nuanced, character-driven, dramatic comedies like this adaption of Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling novel to be a financial risk, so he took a pay cut and promised to make the movie for under $20 million in order to minimize the risk.
“There are a lot of really great movies that are made every year that don’t have superheroes in them and don’t have things getting blown up,” Bateman told TIME at the Toronto International Film Festival. “But they don’t get the kind of attention and release they deserve.”
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