Box Office: ‘SpongeBob’ Tops With $56 Million, ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Seventh Son’ Flop

February 8, 2015 3:55 PM

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“Jupiter Ascending,” an ambitious science-fiction fantasy from Andy and Lana Wachowski, eked out $19 million from 3,181 theaters, making it the “Matrix” siblings’ third consecutive fizzle after “Cloud Atlas” and “Speed Racer.” The film stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis and cost a massive $179 million to produce. It was originally scheduled to open in July, but was pushed back to accommodate for its complex special effects works. Village Roadshow co-financed the film.

Males were “Jupiter’s” core audience, comprising 57% of ticket-buyers, while the opening crowd was 82% over the age of 25.

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