The third and final film of the Maze Runner trilogy, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, didn’t match the opening weekend numbers of either of the first two films. However, it did score a large enough domestic opening weekend to snag first place on the January 26-28, 2018 Top 10 box office chart.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure was delayed a year due to the devastating head injury suffered by the film’s star, Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf). O’Brien was unable to work and therefore the final Maze Runner was pushed back from its original release date of February 17, 2017 to January 26, 2018. The delay might have caused the decreased box office numbers, with Maze Runner: The Death Cure raking in $23.5 million compared to 2014’s The Maze Runner‘s $32.5 million and 2015’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials‘ $30.3 million.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure pushed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle out of first place, a position it’s held for three weeks. The Jumanji sequel continues to perform impressively at the box office and has already become Sony’s third highest grossing film domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.
Box Office Top 10: January 26-28, 2018
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23,500,000
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16,400,000
- Hostiles – $10,205,000
- The Greatest Showman – $9,500,000
- The Post – $8,850,000
- 12 Strong – $8,635,000
- Den of Thieves – $8,360,000
- The Shape of Water – $5,700,000
- Paddington 2 – $5,570,000
- Padmaavat – $4,272,998
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure Plot: In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.