Maze Runner Beats The Equalizer at Box Office

SYDNEY — The Maze Runner has outpaced The Equalizer to remain at the top of the Australian Box Office.

The latest film to be based on a young adult novel, The Maze Runner was the No.1 film for a second weekend after taking in $3million at cinemas across Australia, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.

It managed to hold off the Box Office might of Denzel Washington with his newest film The Equalizer debuting at No.2 with $2.28m over the weekend.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starring Megan Fox, trailed in third spot with $1.99m. Since its official release on September 11, the reboot of the 1980s “heroes in a half-shell” has earned a total of $13.57m.

Not surprisingly, animated films The Boxtrolls and Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue fared well over the weekend, which marked the midway point of the current NSW school holidays.

Universal’s Boxtrolls was No.4 with $1.28m followed by Planes at No.5 with $994,000.

Dance film Step Up slipped two places to No.7, while Guardians of the Galaxy fell one placed to 8th.

The Helen Mirren foodie-movie The Hundred-Foot Journey continues to do well at No.9 and has taken a total of $11.27m since its August release.

Tornado flick Into the Storm fell four places to round out the top 10.