'Maze Runner' Wins The Weekend Box Office & Liam Neeson's Family Gets Kidnapped Again

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Patricia Clarkson, Dylan O'Brien and Ki Hong Lee attend the 'Maze Runner' New York City screening hosted by Twentieth Century Fox and Teen Vogue at SVA Theater on September 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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This weekend's box office had Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien beating A-listers like Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, and Jason Bateman. Maze Runner took first place, re-proving the drawing power of the dystopian YA blockbuster — and likely establishing O'Brien as a dude who just landed his name on the casting list of a whole lot of new projects. You go, Maze Runner; four for you, Maze Runner

This Is Where I Leave You, which stars a cast chock-full of big names or rising names (Fey, Bateman, Fonda, Connie Britton, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard), came in third this weekend with $11.86 million. A Walk Among The Tombstones, which I had somehow never heard of until right this second, came in above it in second place at $13.1 million. Apparently this is another Liam Neeson movie where someone kidnaps his wife. The guiding advice of our age might just be to never allow yourself to become Liam Neeson's on-screen wife or daughter. 

 Maze Runner, as previously noted, came in first, with a very respectable $32.5 million. It should be noted that this seems to be the last non-Hunger Games YA dystopian blockbuster milestone for us to hit before Mockingjay, Part 1 comes out and proves what a YA dystopian blockbuster can really do. 

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