The Maze Runner outshines Adam Sandler film Pixels on opening weekend to top box office

The second instalment of The Maze Runner series topped the box office at the weekend, taking more than $1m more than nearest competitor Straight Outta Compton.

The NWA biopic slipped to second spot taking $2.246m, while The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials managed $3.564m on 374 screens.

Only one other film managed to crack the million dollar mark, with new Adam Sandler film Pixels taking $1.995m on 445 screens.

The dismal box office showing of its first fortnight saw Zac Efron film We Are Your Friends relegated to just 13 screens last weekend, taking just $3,321. Overall the Studio Canal film has taken just $352,000 at the local box office.

That was $10,000 less than Gayby Baby, the film about same sex parenting that was banned from being shown in NSW schools a fortnight ago.

Aussie flick Last Cab to Darwin hung in the top 10 at number eight with takings of $223,000, and an overall box office of $6.6m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Fox) $3,564,203 374 $3,701,510
Straight Outta Compton (Universal) $2,246,620 326 $8,322,101
Pixels (Sony) $1,995,486 445 $2,199,656
Walk In The Woods, A (Eone) $333,692 148 $1,109,854
The Gift (Roadshow) $312,911 143 $2,023,748
Southpaw (Roadshow) $296,434 174 $4,973,564
Ricki And The Flash (Sony) $295,490 244 $2,621,695
Last Cab To Darwin (Icon) $223,066 160 $6,633,376
Vacation (Wb) $204,958 173 $4,418,110
War Room (Crossroads) $150,612 38 $815,647
American Ultra (Roadshow) $109,684 0 $519,692
Trainwreck (Universal) $107,058 83 $13,278,850
Holding The Man (Transmission) $105,599 37 $872,829
Andre Rieu: 2015 Maastricht Concert (Cinema Live) $99,388 85 $1,371,011
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (Fox) $93,826 95 $469,862
The Man From U.n.c.l.e. (Wb) $87,126 64 $4,400,684
Blinky Bill The Movie (Studiocanal) $78,960 176 $78,960
Hitman: Agent 47 (Fox) $59,376 65 $2,467,258
Welcome Back (Eros) $53,326 15 $272,298
The Transporter Refueled (Icon) $44,636 72 $283,710

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