‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Outpacing Previous Two Films At Foreign Box Office
It seems the rest of the world can’t get enough of Dylan O’Brien in Maze Runner 3. Fans will be happy to know that Maze Runner: The Death Cure is outpacing the previous two films at foreign box office gross.
Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third film in the franchise, saw a $64.6 million weekend at the international box office. This puts the third film ahead of both The Scorch Trials and the first movie when it comes to foreign box office numbers.
Maze Runner 3 is currently playing in 71 markets, opening No. 1 in 58 territories, including the U.S (knocking down Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). The overseas box office is being led by China. According to Deadline, the overseas total after last weekend’s bow in only four markets is $84 million through Sunday. This includes the $22.2 million the film gathered in the Middle Kingdom.
The Dylan O’Brien led movie was able to gross $8 million from 1,125 IMAX screens in a total of 57 markets including North America. This places the film in second place, behind 2015’s American Sniper, for having IMAX’s highest January opening.
While the domestic gross is the lowest in the franchise, it’s good to see that international interest in the franchise is still high even after the film’s unfortunate delay. Hollywood takes note of global box office performance and I hope such results help Dylan O’Brien’s career.
The Death Cure will open in 11 new markets next weekend including India, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, and Germany. So, hopefully, it will continue to add more to its global gross against a $62 million budget.
I’ve already watched The Death Cure. You can check out my review below.
I enjoyed Maze Runner 3. For me, it’s the best in the franchise. However, there are some issues with the storytelling, overall pace, and character arcs. Also, director Wes Ball was able to get a lot of impressive mileage from the film’s budget and I’m interested to see how he’ll do with even more funding.
Have you watched Maze Runner: The Death Cure? What will Dylan O’Brien’s next project be? Let us know.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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