'SpongeBob' Dethrones 'American Sniper' at Box Office

February 9, 2015 2:20 AM

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'SpongeBob' Dethrones 'American Sniper' at Box Office

"" wins the crown at the weekend box office. The animated movie has edged out "", which had reigned at the chart for three weeks in a row, with an estimated $56 million in North America. "Sniper" now is placed second after collecting approximately $24.2 million.

"This movie played a little bit older than we initially thought it would," said Megan Colligan, president of worldwide distribution and marketing for Paramount, to the Associated Press. "It's a real tribute to Nickelodeon and the strength of the brand and how well they manage the brand. It's a belov...

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