SpongeBob SquarePants has jumped out of the sea and to the top of the Friday box office.
"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" knocked three-week champion "American Sniper" off its throne, pulling in $15.1 million Friday night. The film, a sequel to 2004's "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," follows the underwater characters from the popular cartoon series in live action as they come ashore.
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The film received a 74% fresh rating from critic site Rotten Tomatoes and a B grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore.
In second place at the box office was another new release, “Jupiter Ascending.” The sci-fi flick, which cost
From writer-director duo Andy and Lana Wachowski, the masterminds of “Cloud Atlas" and the "Matrix" movies, the film follows Jupiter Jones (
"American Sniper" came in third with $6.3 million for a to-date gross of $264.4 million. The Clint Eastwood Iraq war drama is expected to rise to second place by the end of the weekend.
As for this week’s third new release, Universal’s “Seventh Son” only pulled in $2.3 million on its first day. Based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney, it stars
The fantasy has brought in a hefty $82 million internationally, opening at No. 1 in 14 territories.