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'SpongeBob' Box Office Opening Pushes 'American Sniper' to No. 2

By    |   Monday, 09 Feb 2015 07:13 PM

For all its accolades and Academy Award nominations, "American Sniper" couldn't fend off "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" at the box office last week.

With a first-week haul of $56 million in ticket sales, the big-screen children's cartoon character shot past the highly acclaimed story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which fell to second place with $24.2 million.

"Sniper" has earned $282 million and numerous Oscar nominations, including one for Bradley Cooper as best actor. The movie review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 73 percent rating.

Amid largely positive reviews, "Sniper" has been criticized by celebrities, including Bill Maher and former Navy SEAL and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

"Jupiter Ascending," a fantasy starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, finished third with estimated box office receipts of $19 million in its opening weekend.

"Seventh Son," a 3-D fantasy-action film starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, opened in fourth with $7.1 million, while "Paddington" rounded out the Top 5 with $5.4 million.

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For all its accolades and Academy Award nominations, "American Sniper" couldn't fend off "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" at the box office last week.
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