PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
The cast spent the week before production participating in survival training in the glade. They learned how to build tools and shelter out of the surrounding nature.
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Just before Thomas is let out of the caged lift at the start of the film there should be criss-cross style shadows over him as the roof of the cage is closed, but the shadows are only formed when the cage roof is being opened.
After initially receiving a '15' rating, Fox cut 43 seconds of violence, threat and injury detail from the UK version to earn a less restrictive '12A' rating for the cinema release. This same cut version was later released on DVD and Blu-ray with a '12' rating, although an uncut Steelbook Blu-ray was given a limited release with a '15' rating.
$32,512,804 (USA) (19 September 2014)