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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water tops US box office in its opening weekend

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water has topped the US box office, taking $56 million in its opening weekend.

The animated movie follows SpongeBob character as he leaves his home on the ocean floor and attempts to recover a stolen burger recipe.

Clint Eastwood’s Navy Seal drama American Sniper fell to second place after taking $24.2 million in its fourth week.

Since its release, American Sniper has raked in $282 million. Based on the memoirs of soldier Chris Kyle, it has received six Oscar nominations, including a best actor nod for Bradley Cooper in the title role.The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water tops US box office

Jupiter Ascending sold the third most tickets over the weekend, with estimated box office takings of $19 million.

Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne, the sci-fi blockbuster has received wildly disparate reviews.

Seventh Son, a 3D fantasy-action film starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, took the fourth spot, earning $7.1 million.

Paddington, the film adaptation of the family classic about a bear lost in the big city, came fifth, with $5.4 million in ticket sales.


North America box office Top 10:

  1. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – $56 million
  2. American Sniper – $24.2 million
  3. Jupiter Ascending – $19 million
  4. Seventh Son – $7.1 million
  5. Paddington – $5.4 million
  6. Project Almanac – $5.3 million
  7. The Imitation Game – $4.9 million
  8. Black or White – $4.52 million
  9. The Wedding Ringer – $4.5 million
  10. The Boy Next Door – $4.1 million

Source: Rentrak

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