– "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" edged out Johnny Depp's "Black Mass" at the box office, as the two films split young and old moviegoers in half on the first weekend of the fall movie season.

The sequel to "The Maze Runner" earned an estimated $30.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that came in slightly below the debut of the 2014 original, it counted as a win for a movie that cost $61 million to make.

Warner Bros.' "Black Mass," starring Johnny Depp as Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, premiered with $23.4 million. That's a strong sum for an R-rated adult drama, and it stabilizes a bad box-office run for Depp following "Mortdecai," "Transcendence" and "The Lone Ranger."

The audience for "The Scorch Trials" was 63 percent below the age of 25, according to Fox, while 89 percent of the audience for "Black Mass" was over 25, according to Warner Bros.

Estimated weekend ticket sales:

1. "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," $30.3 million.

2. "Black Mass," $23.4 million.

3. "The Visit," $11.3 million.

4. "The Perfect Guy," $9.7 million.

5. "Everest," $7.6 million ($28.2 million international).

6. "War Room," $6.3 million.

7. "A Walk in the Woods," $2.8 million.

8. "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," $2.3 million.

9. "Straight Outta Compton," $2 million.

10. "Grandma," $1.6 million.

Associated Press