'SpongeBob' unseats 'Sniper' at weekend box office

February 8, 2015 5:00 PM

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"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" finally unseated Clint Eastwood's runaway hit "American Sniper" at the weekend box office, while a pair of high-priced fantasies flopped.

According to estimates Sunday, Paramount Pictures' "SpongeBob Movie" earned $56 million, a huge debut for the animated Nickelodeon big-screen transfer. That finally pushed "American Sniper" off the top spot after a three-week reign. The Navy SEAL drama took in $24.2 million in its fourth week of wid...

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