The Final 'Maze Runner' Signals The End Of This Major Hollywood Trend
Since 2012, there have been three film series and at least a dozen movies that all fell into this very specific movie genre.
It seems like just yesterday our young hero Thomas came out of the elevator only to discover he was tracked at the capital with President Snow for being born divergent, now he has to volunteer his tribute one last time to find the death cure.
The new sequel of the Maze Runner has been estimated at a $23.5 million when it first came out, and to a first week total of $106 million worldwide. Maze Runner The Death Cure might be the last in a dying breed of young adults in feature films trilogies.
Since March 2012 when the first Hunger Games movie was released there have been three separate series and at least a dozen films in this category and like with any movie there were major successes and extraordinary failures, but the final Maze Runner entry in this genre seems to close the book on its fame.
Dropping down to first place is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle bringing an estimated $16 million in its fourth week out, that puts the extremely successful sequel well past $822 million worldwide and makes it one of Sony pictures best performing films of all time.
Third this week is Christian Bale’s mustache and the Western film that comes with it, the Hostiles, at an estimated $10 million in its first week of release. While this film earned some critical praise its been completely past over this award season with some calling it shut out of the Oscars.