Sunday, February 08, 2015

'SpongeBob' knocks 'American Sniper' from No. 1 at box-office

After three weeks at No. 1, "American Sniper" dropped to No. 2 in the domestic box-office this weekend, knocked from the top perch by ... SpongeBob SquarePants? Yes, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" was the No. 1 film in America this weekend, earning an estimated $56 million. "American Sniper" earned another $24.1 million - good for No. 2 - and brought its total gross to $282.2 million.

The other big news at the box-office is the titanic failure of sci-fi epic "Jupiter Ascending," which could only muster $19 million in its opening weekend. The film cost Warner Bros. $176 million to produce and will go down in history as one of the biggest flops of all time. It's a good thing "American Sniper" is also a Warner Bros. film or studio executives would be jumping out of windows tonight.

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