“SpongeBob Movie” Dethrones “American Sniper” At Box Office

By Staff  |  02/09/2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

American Sniper was finally knocked out of the top spot at the box office this weekend by Paramount's The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

The animated Nickelodeon film opened with $56 million. In it, Spongebob and his friends must travel to the surface after a diabolical pirate steals the secret Krabby Patty formula.

American Sniper comes in second this weekend with $24.1 million, bringing its domestic haul to $282.2 million in its fourth week of wide release.

The Wachowskis science-fiction adventure, Jupiter Ascending, opened with just $19 million, despite racking up a $175 million production. It stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.

The supernatural thriller Seventh Son debuted with just $7.1 million. Starring Jeff Bridges, the film also had a huge budget of nearly $100 million.

And, the animated Paddington closes out the top 5 with $5.3 million and $57.2 million in four weekends.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of the anticipated romance Fifty Shades of Grey and and the action-adventure Kingsman: The Secret Service.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," $56 million ($16.2 million international).
2. "American Sniper," $24.2 million ($6.5 million international).
3. "Jupiter Ascending," $19 million ($32.5 million international).
4. "Seventh Son," $7.1 million ($900,000 international).
5. "Paddington," $5.4 million ($1.3 million international).
6. "Project Almanac," $5.3 million ($1 million international).
7. "The Imitation Game," $4.9 million ($6 million international).
8. "The Wedding Ringer," $4.8. million.
9. "Black or White," $4.5 million.
10. "The Boy Next Door," $4.2 million.