The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water beats the Matrix creators' new franchise series 'Jupiter Ascending'.
'The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water' is headed toward $35 million opening at the domestic box office beating Warner Bros.' over-priced "Jupiter Ascending".
Warner Bros.' "American Sniper", is currently on track to beat "Jupiter Ascending" in the No. 2 slot at about $22 million. And Universal's launch of "Seventh Son" made $8 million.
“Jupiter Ascending,” co-financed by Village Roadshow and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, carries a $175 million pricetag but has not been able to attract much positive buzz amid less-than-enthusiastic reviews. Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum star in a complex saga of space travel and genetic engineering.
“Jupiter Ascending” was pulled from its original July release date to give the Wachowskis time to finish the extensive special effects. Warner Bros. was betting that the Wachowskis could bring back the magic of the “Matrix” trilogy, which grossed more than $1.6 billion, but “Jupiter Ascending” appears to be the third consecutive high-concept dud for the siblings following “Speed Racer” and “Cloud Atlas.”
"SpongeBob" was filmed in Savannah Georgia nearly two years ago and looks like it will be a hit movie world wide. "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" made more than $130 million worldwide. The movie will be able to attract families and children.
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