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A LIGHT WEEKEND AT BOX OFFICE, BUT NOT SO LIGHT AS 2013

September 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Together, all of the top 12 films at the box office last weekend took in $92.2 million. A third of that amount, $32.5 million, could be attributed to a single movie — the debut of 20th Century Fox’s The Maze Runner. While the box-office total may sound meager compared with some weeks during the summer when a single blockbuster could account for as much as this week’s total, it was nevertheless 26 percent higher than the comparable weekend a year ago when the top 12 films brought in just $73.1 million. Two other new films had modest debuts, in line with their modest budgets. Universal’s A Walk Among the Tombstones opened with $12.8 million, while Warner Bros.’ This Is Where I Leave You opened with $11.6 million. Both films came in at the low end of analysts’ predictions. Catching the eye of industry followers was No. 6 on the list, Guardians of the Galaxy, which continues to sell tickets after eight weeks in theaters. The Disney/Marvel sci-fi/superhero/comedy-thriller pulled in another $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $313.7 million.