‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5M

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'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5M
In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Dylan O'Brien appears in a scene from the film, "The Maze Runner." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Ben Rothstein)

NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult thriller “The Maze Runner” raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million , sprinting past Liam Neeson’s “A Walk Among the Tombstones.”

According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox’s “Maze Runner” easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Neeson’s latest action film for Universal Studios . “The Maze Runner,” adapted from James Dashner’s series of science-fiction YA novels, is being launched as a new franchise, with a sequel already in the works.

The Warner Bros . dramedy “This Is Where I Leave You” came in third with $11.9 million . The Shawn Levy -directed film failed to be a big draw despite an A-list ensemble cast including Tina Fey , Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda .


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