‘SpongeBob’ Looking At Stellar $50 Million-Plus Weekend

February 8, 2015 5:41 AM

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‘SpongeBob’ Looking At Stellar $50 Million-Plus Weekend

Everyone expected The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water to perform respectably this weekend, but no one thought it would have a $50-million-plus blockbuster opening, which looks like it might happen.

The original SpongeBob SquarePants Movie opened in 2004 with $32 million, and box office analysts anticipated the new Paul Tibbitt-directed follow-up would open in the $30-40 million range. But after an unexpectedly strong $14.3M launch on Friday, most box office sources are suggesting its three-day...

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