Box Office: ‘SpongeBob’ Soaks Up $35 Million, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Stumbles

February 6, 2015 9:46 PM

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Box Office: ‘SpongeBob’ Soaks Up $35 Million, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Stumbles

“The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is heading for a solid $35 million opening weekend at 3,641 U.S. locations, handily beating Warner Bros.’ high-priced “Jupiter Ascending,” which will wind up with a disappointing $20 million from 3,181 theaters, according to early estimates.

Warner Bros.’ fourth weekend of “American Sniper” will likely finish ahead of “Jupiter Ascending” in the No. 2 slot at about $22 million, lifting its still-stunning total to about $280 million. And Universal-Legendary’s launch of “Seventh Son” showed little life with a projected $8 million opening.

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