Long Range Forecast: 'The Maze Runner: Scorch Trails'

Featured Stories - on July 24, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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20th Century Fox will try to build on a potentially lucrative YA property with The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, a sequel to 2014's The Maze Runner. Will the franchise reach new heights or is the genre running out of steam? This week we take a closer look at the film's commercial prospects.

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
(20th Century Fox)

PROS:

- The books on which the franchise are based on are still selling very well.
- Reactions to the first trailer on Facebook and Twitter are encouraging. 
- September is never too competitive.

CONS:

- After the underwhelming performance of Insurgent earlier this year, we concerned that teens-in-peril flicks are losing serious momentum.
- Star Dylan O'Brien hasn't had a film open since the last Maze Runner was released, so that means his clout hasn't grown.

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Black Mass Sep 18, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $68,000,000
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Sep 18, 2015 Fox
$47,000,000 $130,000,000
Captive Sep 18, 2015 Paramount
$5,500,000 $14,000,000
The Perfect Guy Sep 11, 2015 Sony / Screen Gems
$15,000,000 $34,000,000
The Visit Sep 11, 2015 Universal
$12,000,000 $29,000,000
The Transporter Refueled Sep 4, 2015 EuropaCorp Films
$10,000,000 $23,000,000
A Walk in the Woods Sep 2, 2015 Broad Green Pictures
$3,300,000 $10,000,000
Sinister 2 Aug 28, 2015 Focus / Gramercy
$19,000,000 $42,000,000
War Room Aug 28, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$7,000,000 $23,000,000
We Are Your Friends Aug 28, 2015 Warner Bros.
$14,000,000 $40,000,000
No Escape Aug 26, 2015 Weinstein Company
$5,000,000 $15,000,000
American Ultra Aug 21, 2015 Lionsgate
$10,000,000 $28,000,000
Hitman: Agent 47 Aug 21, 2015 Fox
$7,000,000 $17,000,000
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Aug 14, 2015 Warner Bros.
$20,000,000 $60,000,000
Straight Outta Compton Aug 14, 2015 Universal
$37,000,000 $105,000,000
Underdogs Aug 14, 2015 Weinstein Company
$7,000,000 $22,000,000
Ricki and the Flash Aug 7, 2015 Sony / TriStar
$13,000,000 $45,000,000
The Gift Aug 7, 2015 STX Entertainment
$5,000,000 $12,000,000
Shaun the Sheep Movie Aug 7, 2015 Lionsgate
$7,000,000 $24,000,000
Fantastic Four Aug 7, 2015 Fox
$50,000,000 $118,000,000
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Jul 31, 2015 Paramount
$60,000,000 $178,000,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 
 

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