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‘The Maze Runner” Finally Dethrones ‘Lucy’ With $37 Million Overseas Weekend

'The Maze Runner" Finally Dethrones 'Lucy' With $37 Million Overseas Weekend

Well it took a while but finally someone succeeded in knocking off “Lucy”.  Fox’s “The Maze Runner” equaled its #1 placement domestically with a very strong international debut of $37.6 million, landing it safely and securely in this week’s top spot.  The film benefited from, other than Scarlett Johansson mowing down bad guys, a scarcity of competition, plus an IMAX component, which added $1.8 million to the take, a record September opening for a 2D title in that format.  The weekend brought the film’s overall international cume to $49 million.

Elsewhere, “Into The Storm” continued to enjoy a tidy international run, adding $5.7 this weekend and pushing its overseas cume to an even $100 million (the film only grossed $46 million on these windswept shores) and the Japanese film, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends” grabbed the #10 spot with a $4.0 million opening in Asia.

RANK/ TITLE/ INT’L WEEKEND/ INT’L CUME/ DOMESTIC CUME/ WORLDWIDE CUME
1.   THE MAZE RUNNER—$37.6 MILLION/ $49 MIL INT’L CUME/ $32 MIL DOM.CUME/ $81 MIL WW CUME

2.   LUCY—$18.0 MILLION/ $231 MIL INT’L CUME/ $124 MIL DOM.CUME/ $355 MIL WW CUME

3.   DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES—$8.1 MILLION/ $476 MIL INT’L CUME/ $207 MIL DOM. CUME/ $683 WW CUME

4.   SEX TAPE—$7.6 MILLION/ $70 MIL INT’L CUME/ $38 MIL DOM. CUME/ $108 MIL WW CUME

5.   TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES—$7.3 MILLION/ $148 MIL INT’L CUME/ $185 MIL DOM. CUME/ $333 MIL WW CUME

6.   INTO THE STORM—$5.7 MILLION/ $100 MIL INT’L CUME/ $46 MIL DOM. CUME/ $146 MIL WW CUME

7.   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY—$5.2 MILLION/ $318 MIL INT’L CUME/ $313 DOM. CUME/ $631 MIL WW CUME

8.   HERCULES—$5.2 MILLION/ $147 MIL INT’L CUME/ $72 MIL DOM. CUME/ $219 MIL WW CUME

9.   A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES—$5.0 MILLION/ $5.0 MIL INT’L CUME/ $13 MIL DOM. CUME/ $18 MIL WW CUME

10. RUROUNI KENSHIN—$4.0 MILLION/ $4 MIL INT’L CUME/ $4 MIL WW CUME

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