Film critics, reviewers and producers consider "The Maze Runner" to be a successful movie. The film has received many positive reviews and performed well at the box office. "The Maze Runner" ranked No. 1 at the box office its opening weekend, grossing more than $32 million domestically.
The young-adult movie directed by Wes Ball receives a critic rating of 63 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes review aggregator, as of August 2015. Lead actor Dylan O'Brien earned three awards for his role as Thomas at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Performance, Best Fight and Best Hero. Since the film's theatrical release in September 2014, "The Maze Runner" has grossed over $340 million worldwide, which is 10 times its production budget of $34 million.