Box Office: The SpongeBob Movie Soaks Up $56 Million

Left to right: Patrick Star (as Mr. Superawesomeness), Mr. Krabs (as Sir Pinch-A-Lot), Squidward Tentacles (as Sour Note), and SpongeBob SquarePants (as The Invincibubble) in THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER, from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies.  (Photo: Paramount Pictures Animation)

Box Office: The SpongeBob Movie Soaks Up $56 Million

American Sniper drops to second place, Jupiter Ascending bombs.

Published February 9, 2015

2015 seems to be all about surprise hits. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water took a huge bite out of the box office this weekend with $56 million in ticket sales. The family friendly film managed to knock American Sniper out of the top spot, putting the Oscar contender in second place with $24.2 million. 


Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis' new flick Jupiter Ascending opened in the third spot with a disappointing $19 million, despite its $150 million budget. The film, which also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is the Wachowski's second major flop after the Halle Berry-starrer Cloud Atlas.

Rounding out the top five were Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore's Seventh Son and Paddington, starring Nicole Kidman, which earned $7.1 million and $5.4 million, respectively.

Project Almanac and another Oscar hopeful, The Imitation Game, came in sixth and seventh, followed by The Wedding Ringer, Black or White and The Boy Next Door, which each collected in the $4 million range.

Next week, Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus goes up against BDSM juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photo: Paramount Pictures Animation)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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