Maze Runner Sequel Tops Weekend Box-Office

Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” has beaten out the Johnny Depp-led Boston mobster drama “Black Mass” at the weekend box-office.

‘Scorch’ took in $30.3 million for the weekend, just a hair behind last year’s first film in the series which took $32.5 million during this weekend last year.

“Black Mass” came in second with $23.4 million, comparable to other Boston set crime dramas like “The Departed” ($26M) and “The Town” ($23.8M), pushing last week’s “The Visit” and “The Perfect Guy” to third and fourth with both falling 55-60% each.

The other wide release was Paramount’s faith-based film “Captive” which took just $1.4 million – failing to garner the faith-based audience it so desperately wanted.

Some high-profile limited releases also opened this week. Mountain climbing true story tale “Everest” opened on 545 IMAX premium format screens and nabbed a sterling $13,867 per-screen average and fifth place ranking.

The drug war thriller “Sicario” opened on six screens and scored a whopping $65,000 per screen average – the best screen average of 2015 so far. It will expand next weekend ahead of an October 2nd wide release.