'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials' Runs Double Feature On Opening Weekend

Greg DeMarco

Opening this weekend, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is expected to lead the box office ticket totals. According to Variety, the film will beat out fellow premiere Black Mass.

"Fox's 'Maze Runner' sequel will likely end up in first place, pulling in approximately $35 million across 3,790 locations, while Warner Bros.' 'Black Mass' is eyeing a debut of $22 million from roughly 3,188 venues."

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, starring Dylan O'Brien as Thomas, will run after its Maze Runner predecessor at Regal and AMC Theatres starting on Thursday. AMC advertised the double feature with a single run-time, 4 hours and 20 minutes, for a single ticketprice. Those prices varied by theater.

Some differences are expected in the second installment, as Inquisitr reported when the trailer was first released. It is expected to be a darker story, with far more at stake in the second set of "trials."

"The first "Maze Runner" film was a wilderness saga refitted with robotic monsters. "The Scorch Trials" is a "Mad Max" film on foot."

Regardless of its level of success, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials is set to provide moviegoers with an exciting ride from start to finish.

And if you do your research, you might find yourself enjoying a double feature alongside the original. Maybe you'll luck out and run into the guy who wrote the books.