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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $162,994,032Details
International Box Office $148,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $311,594,032
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,438,470 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $10,836,258 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,274,728
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Synopsis

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$74,000,000
Domestic Releases: February 6th, 2015 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
International Releases: January 28th, 2015 (Wide) (Belgium)
January 29th, 2015 (Wide) (Netherlands)
January 30th, 2015 (Wide) (Iceland)
February 5th, 2015 (Wide) (Brazil)
February 19th, 2015 (Wide) (Germany)
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Video Release: June 2nd, 2015 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2359, 2/4/2015)
Running Time: 93 minutes
Franchise: SpongeBob SquarePants
Comparisons: vs. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
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Keywords: Pirates, Prologue, Treasure Hunters, Voiceover/Narration, Intertitle, Food, End of the World, Post Apocalypse, Fugitive / On the Run, Time Travel, Talking Animals, Underwater, Tortured for Information, Exploring a Character's Mind
Source:Based on TV
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: United Plankton Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 609 $151,018 May 22, 2015 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 699 $164,404 May 15, 2015 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 899 $143,181 May 8, 2015 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 951 $161,860 May 1, 2015 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 715 $286,066 Apr 24, 2015 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 724 $357,715 Apr 17, 2015 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,287 $230,460 Apr 10, 2015 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,493 $253,506 Apr 3, 2015 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,113 $613,635 Mar 27, 2015 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 537 $2,394,978 Mar 20, 2015 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 422 $4,023,185 Mar 13, 2015 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 208 $150,149,825 Mar 6, 2015 34
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 283 $6,663,712 Mar 6, 2015 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 215 $10,820,212 Feb 27, 2015 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 195 $16,573,682 Feb 20, 2015 17
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 132 $8,550,121 Feb 16, 2015 11
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 186 $103,140,055 Feb 13, 2015 11
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 145 $31,457,373 Feb 13, 2015 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 170 $16,372,597 Feb 8, 2015 3
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $55,365,012 Feb 6, 2015 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 157 $55,365,012 Feb 6, 2015 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 187 $55,365,012 Feb 6, 2015 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 153 $55,365,012 Feb 6, 2015 3
Widest Opening Weekend 227 3,641 Feb 6, 2015 3
Biggest February Day at the Domestic Box Office 11 $24,086,968 Feb 7, 2015 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 136 $24,086,968 Feb 7, 2015 2
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 351 $24,086,968 Feb 7, 2015 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 307 $14,905,447 Feb 6, 2015 1

Cast

Antonio Banderas    Alameda Jack
   SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Agreeable Mob Member/Waffle
   Patrick Star/Male Fish/Eager Customer
   Squidward Tentacles/Doctor/Angry Mob Member #2/Doughnut/Squidasaurus Rex
   Mr. Krabs
   Sandy
Mr. Lawrence    Plankton/Plankton Robot/News Anchor Fish/Mob Member
Saul Hudson    Jerry Vandergeld
Eric Bauza    Seagull
Tim Conway    Seagull
Eddie Deezen    Seagull
Rob Paulsen    Seagull
Kevin Michael Richardson    Seagull
April Stewart    Seagull
Cree Summer    Seagull
Billy West    Seagull
Carlos Alazraqui    Seagull/Dead Parrot
Nolan North    Seagull/Dead Parrot/Pigeon Cabbie
Paul Tibbitt    Kyle/Helpful Angry Mob Member
Jill Talley    Karen (The Computer Wife)/Harold's Wife/Ice Cream Cone #2
Dee Bradley Baker    Sandals/Customer #1/Fish on Bubble/Perch Perkins/Angry Fish/Maple Syrup Jar/Waffle/Ice Cream Cone #1/Furballs/Giant Cute Kitty/Rainbow/Spotlight Guard/Angry Guard #1/Tough Mob Member
Sirena Irwin    Computer/Shocked Mob Member
Mary Jo Catlett    Mrs. Puff
Mark Fite    Customer #2
Tom Wilson    Angry Customer #1
Riki Lindhome    Popsicle
Kate Micucci    Popsicle
Matt Berry    Bubbles
Lillian Jones    Sandcastle Girl
Noah Lomax    Mikey
Nina Repeta    Woman with Stroller
Chip Lane    Customer
Lisa Datz    Amy
Dane Northcutt    Nut Vendor Customer
Mike Benitez    Nut Vendor
Kron Moore    Woman on Sidewalk
Ashley Hudson    ND Beach Goer
Amy Lynn Tuttle    ND Beach Goer
Marian Green    ND Beach Goer
Dean Neistat    ND Beach Goer
Ashley Siloac    ND Beach Goer
Lloyd Ahlquist    Surfer Dude
Peter Shukoff    Surfer Dude
Stephen Hillenburg    Baby in Stroller
Lori Alan    Pearl

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Jonathan Aibel
Screenwriter    Glenn Berger
Story Creator    Stephen Hillenburg
Story Creator    Paul Tibbitt
Based on the Series "Spongebob Squarepants" Created By    Stephen Hillenburg
Live Action Director    Mike Mitchell
Producer    Paul Tibbitt
Producer    Mary Parent
Executive Producer    Stephen Hillenburg
Executive Producer    Cale Boyter
Editor    David Ian Salter
Composer    John Debney
Line Producer    Nan Morales
Unit Production Manager    Leigh Shanta
Production Manager    Kristen Kolada
Assistant Director    Lynn D'Angona
Assistant Director    Lisa Satriano
Assistant Director    Carla Rose Ponzio
Assistant Director    Jeffrey Schwartz
Production Supervisor    Andrew Goodman
Production Supervisor    Philip Harris
Production Supervisor    Alice Lin
Production Supervisor    Jennifer Newfield
Production Supervisor    John Richard Carlson
Production Supervisor    Laura Leganza Reynolds
Director of Photography    Philip Meheux
Casting Director    Lorna Johnson
Casting Director    Monika Mikkelsen
Casting Director    Joseph Middleton
Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Re-recording Mixer    Tim Chau
Sound Editor    Clay Weber
Re-recording Mixer    Clay Weber
Re-recording Mixer    Tim LeBlanc
Stunt Coordinator    Scott Rogers
Stunt Coordinator    Jason Rodriguez
Animation Supervisor    Alan Smart
Character Designer    Andy Bialk
Character Designer    Robert Ryan Cory
Character Designer    Andres Medina

Home Market Numbers: New Releases Chap My Hide

July 5th, 2015

Chappie

Back on schedule, not that there's much to talk about. The biggest new release for the week ending June 21 was Chappie, which barely made more than $30 million domestically. This meant a holdover, American Sniper, rose to top spot on the home market chart with 378,000 units / $5.30 million for the week. This gives the film totals of 2.76 million units / $49.44 million after a month of release. More...

Home Market Numbers: Kings Among Men

July 4th, 2015

The Kingsman: Secret Service

It was a busy week in real life, with the July Preview, Canada Day, and July 4th holidays messing with schedules. Because of that, the home market numbers were late this week. However, this week's numbers will be up in the next two days, so it was a very short disruption. That said, there's not much to talk about when it comes to new releases on the home video sales charts for the week ending June 14. Sure, The Kingsman: Secret Service earned first place on the home market chart, but there was only one other new release in the top five and only a few others in the top 30. The number one release of the week sold 591,000 units and generated $10.29 million in consumer spending. This includes an opening week Blu-ray share of 51%. Anything above 50% is worth celebrating; however, the overall numbers are still lower than anticipated. More...

Home Market Numbers: SpongeBob Soaks Up the Competition

June 22nd, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

It was a busy week on the home market, sort of. There were plenty of new releases on the video chart, with new releases earning five of the top six spots. However, the number one film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water wasn't a major hit, selling 584,000 units / $11.52 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 47%, which is really good for an animated film aimed at kids. Overall, this isn't a bad start, but I was really hoping for more. Its box office numbers were much better than expected, plus it was a great movie, but its home market debut is only good. More...

Home Market Numbers: Sniper Steady on Top

June 14th, 2015

American Sniper

The week ending May 31 was a terrible week for new releases with only one that sold more than 50,000 units on the combined home market chart. Fortunately, American Sniper held on a lot better than most releases do, and was down just 27% to 844,000 units/ $16.01 million in consumer spending for the week, giving it totals of 1.99 million units / $37.40 million after two weeks of release. It is now in fifth place on the 2015 combined chart, but again, given its box office, it should be higher. More...

Home Market Releases for June 2nd, 2015

June 3rd, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Welcome to the column formerly known as the DVD and Blu-ray release report! In response to the changing home market landscape, we have renamed it the Home Market Release Report, and will now be including Video-on-Demand releases. It was a bad week to try and change the format, as there were a ton of great releases contending for Pick of the Week. Most of these contenders are TV on DVD releases, including Parks & Recreation: Season 7. There is also one limited release, Spring on Blu-ray, and one first-run releases, The SpongeBob Movie: A Sponge Out of Water on 3D Combo Pack. It was a close race, but I choose SpongeBob in the end. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

June 1st, 2015

Barely Lethal

On Friday, I got a package of half-a-dozen Nickelodeon releases ... all of which come out on Tuesday. Needless to say, I won't be reviewing all of them, but that's why the current box office prediction contest features Nickelodeon releases. The one I'm definitely reviewing is The SpongeBob Movie: A Sponge Out of Water, which earned great reviews and was a surprise hit at the box office. Did it deserve this success? Or will I be one of the dissenting voices? More...

Contest: I Spy!

May 28th, 2015

Next week is the first week of June and there are three films opening wide: Entourage, Insidious: Chapter 3, and Spy! There's a chance none of these films will finish with $100 million at the box office, but Spy! has the best shot at that milestone. As such, it is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Spy!.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize. Because The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is coming out on 3D Blu-ray this Tuesday (Look for our review coming out over the weekend.) our Frankenprizes will feature SpongeBob SquarePants releases, as well as other similar kids DVDs. Its a great prize to win just as school ends. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a SpongeBob Frankenprize. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a SpongeBob Frankenprize. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

International Box Office: Ultron Still the Ultimate Film at the Box Office

May 8th, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in top spot on the international chart with $168.8 million in 88 markets over the weekend for totals of $439.8 million internationally and $631.1 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Mexico with $18.89 million over the weekend for a total opening of $25.5 million. The first film opened with $17.44 million, but it opened on a Friday, so it is a little harder to directly compare the two debuts. Age of Ultron did break the five-day opening record, so the studio has to be happy. It also broke the all-time opening record in Ecuador with $2.08 million on 122 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.73 million. It was strong, but not record-breaking, in Thailand, where it earned $3.98 million on 468 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $4.43 million. The same could be said of its openings in Spain ($4.84 million on 905 screens) and Peru ($3.16 million on 407). On the other hand, it opened in second place in Slovenia with $44,000 on 21 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $60,000. It was beat by The SpongBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water's sophomore stint there. I don't know what this means about the market and their opinion of Marvel vs. Sponges, but it is certainly an interesting bit of information. More...

International Box Office: Furious Eight... Hundred Million

April 16th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 remained just as dominant at the international box office this weekend as it did in its opening weekend earning $198.7 million in 66 markets for totals of $550.47 million internationally and $802.0 million worldwide. It became the first film in the franchise and just the 46th film overall to crack the $800 million market worldwide. This past weekend, the film earned first place in China with $63.24 million in just one day. The film opened on Sunday there, with a record opening day for that market, which was close to its opening day domestic box office. The film opened in first place in Russia with $15.86 million on 1,184 screens. At this pace, the film will top $1 billion over the weekend and I can't imagine the studio won't try to make an eighth installment. More...

International Box Office: Furious Accelerates Universal to $1 Billion

April 9th, 2015

Furious 7 poster

Furious 7 dominated the international chart with $245.05 million on 10,683 screens in 63 markets for a worldwide opening of $392.22 million. Unless the film has terrible legs, it should get to $1 billion. Speaking of $1 billion, Universal announced they reached $1 billion worldwide for the year in the earliest ever time for the studio. The previous record was May 31st, which was set in 2013. So not only did they beat the record, they crushed it. The film's best individual market was Mexico, where it earned $21.5 million on 685 screens. It also cracked $15 million in the U.K. ($18.7 million on 537); Germany ($15.9 million on 650). Additionally, the film topped $10 million in France ($11.4 million on 707); Brazil ($11.4 million on 551); Australia ($11.3 million on 255); Taiwan ($10.3 million on 80). This is an incredible run so far and could be a good omen for the upcoming summer blockbuster season. More...

International Box Office: Cinderella Swaps Spots with Insurgent

April 2nd, 2015

Cinderella poster

Cinderella returned to first place after a week in second. It did so with $40.0 million in 53 markets for totals of $187.7 million internationally and $337.3 million worldwide. The film opened in a number of major markets, including the U.K., where it earned first place with $5.65 million in 554 theaters. The film took $3.8 million in France and $3.7 million in Australia, while Brazil was close behind with $3.4 million. The film's debut in Spain wasn't as strong at $2.1 million, but that was still the best result of the weekend and the third best opening of the year. Meanwhile in China, the film added $12.33 million over the full week for a total of $65.92 million after three. At this pace, the film will have no trouble getting to $400 million worldwide, which will be enough to cover its entire production budget and perhaps all of its P&A budget. More...

Weekend Predictions: Cinderella (Ella Ella)

March 12th, 2015

Cinderella poster

Last weekend was a disaster, the worst weekend at the box office so far this year. This weekend should bounce back with the opening of Cinderella. Its the first family film to come out since The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and its reviews are excellent. The other film opening wide this week is Run All Night, which is the latest Liam Neeson action film. There's not much more that needs to be said about that. This weekend last year was led by Mr. Peabody and Sherman with $21.81 million. Cinderella will crush that figure. In fact, Cinderella might make more than the top five made combined last year. More...

International Box Office: Jupiter Ascends to the Top

March 12th, 2015

Jupiter Ascending poster

Jupiter Ascending returned to the international chart in first place with $25.3 million in 53 markets for a month-long total of $107.0 million internationally. This includes a first place, $23.08 million debut on 7,028 screens in China. If the film can have even middling legs in China, it will overtake its production budget on the global box office. However, it needed to make twice that to break even. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Chappie Leads Worst Weekend of the Year

March 10th, 2015

Chappie poster

It was the worst weekend of the year so far with two of the three wide releases bombing compared to expectations. It was so bad, that the three wide releases combined were lower than the high end predictions for Chappie. Unfinished Business missed the Mendoza Line and will be quickly forgotten by the end of the month. Only The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has a future. Overall, the total box office was just under $90 million, which was 16% lower than last weekend. It was also 38% lower than the same weekend last year. The top five this year barely made more than the number one film from last year, 300: Rise of an Empire. The combined opening of the three new releases this year was dwarfed by the opening of Mr. Peabody and Sherman last year. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 in the year-to-date comparison, but the lead has shrunk to under 1% at $1.85 billion to $1.84 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Not the Best New Releases

March 5th, 2015

Chappie poster

March begins with three wide releases. Or to be more accurate, two wide releases and a semi-wide release. Unfortunately, both wide releases are being attacked by critics. Chappie is being called a smart idea with a dumb execution. Unfinished Business is earning some of the worst reviews of the year and its buzz is really not much better than its reviews. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is earning good reviews, but its theater count is low enough that it might not reach the top five. This weekend last year, there were two $100 million hits that debuted, 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. None of the three wide releases this week will get to $100 million in total. In fact, all three films combined likely won't open with as much as 300: Rise of an Empire did. It looks like 2015 will lose in the year-over-year comparison in a significant way. More...

International Box Office: Shades Completes the Threepeat

March 5th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

For the third weekend in a row, Fifty Shades of Grey ruled the international box office, this time pulling in $36 million in 59 markets over the weekend for totals of $337.00 million internationally and $484.40 million worldwide. It will reached $500 million early this weekend [ Copy Ed: Just heard it crossed $500 million today with $352 million internationally and $150 million domestically for a worldwide total of $502 million]. The film opened in South Korea, but struggled earning fourth place with $1.25 million on 510 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $1.80 million. It might have struggled in South Korea, because by the time it opened there, the word-of-mouth has overtaken the hype. Its biggest single market is the U.K. where it has made $46.27 million, including $3.43 million on 545 screens this past weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Box Office Loses Focus

March 3rd, 2015

Focus poster

As expected, Focus led the way at the box office, but sadly did so with a much lower opening weekend result than predicted. The rest of the top five were a little stronger than predicted each earning between $10 million and $12 million. That said, the overall box office was still weak, down 10% from last week to $107 million. It was also down 13% from last year. This caused 2015's lead over 2014 to drop. Granted, 2015 is still ahead of 2014 by $110 million or 6.8% at $1.74 billion to $1.63 billion, so it would take a while to lose that lead at this pace. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Not In Focus

February 26th, 2015

Focus poster

The month ends with two wide releases: Focus and The Lazarus Effect. Neither film is expected to be a big hit, but at least Focus is expected to earn first place overtaking Fifty Shades of Grey. Overall, I think the box office will drop when compared to last week. Worse still, the box office looks weak when compared to last year. Last year, the box office was led by Non-Stop, while three films earned more than $20 million over the weekend. This year, there's a chance no film will earn $20 million. 2015 is very likely going to lose in the year-over-year comparison ending 2015's winning streak. More...

International Box Office: $400 million for 50 Shades

February 25th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey remained in first place internationally with $68.1 million on 10,323 screens in 58 markets for totals of $280.5 million internationally and $409.7 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this weekend, but it does open in South Korea this weekend. It is already the biggest hit of the year after just ten days of release and it has made enough to justify a sequel. However, its legs are definitely weak and I'm don't think the sequel will match its box office dominance. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases are the DUFFs to the Holdovers

February 24th, 2015

The DUFF poster

While there were three new releases to reach the top ten, the top three spots were held by holdovers. As expected, Fifty Shades of Grey won the box office race, but it did so with a much lower number. McFarland, USA was the strongest of the three new releases, while The DUFF earned the best per theater average. The less said about Hot Tub Time Machine 2's debut, the better. Overall, the box office fell 45% to $119 million compared to last weekend. At first glance, this is a disaster; however, this is a post holiday weekend and last week's number one film was artificially inflated at the box office due to hype and Valentine's Day. Compared to last year, the box office was 7% higher. This helped push 2015's lead over 2015 to 8.5% or $1.60 billion to $1.48 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fifty Shades Holds Top Spot After Big Fall

February 22nd, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

A 73% second-weekend drop won’t be enough to keep Fifty Shades of Grey out of its top spot on the weekend box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With another $23.25 million in the bank, the erotic drama has amassed $130 million after two weekends domestically, and has now taken over $400 million worldwide.

This relative weakness in Fifty Shades' second outing isn’t a big surprise given its fervent fanbase, who are more likely to attend on the first weekend, its mediocre reviews, and the fact that last weekend was a holiday, which can increase the box office take substantially. Perhaps more to the point, taking the top spot twice and reaching $400 million is enough. Universal already has every incentive to continue the franchise.

Second and third places this weekend go to two other returning films that are also set to fall more than 50% from last weekend’s totals: Kingsman: The Secret Service will post $17.5 million for $67 million after two weekends, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water adds $15.5 million to take its tally to $125 million after three. While it is a substantial decrease, this is a more typical second-weekend drop. More...

Weekend Predictions: In Fifty Shades' Shadow

February 20th, 2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 poster

Fifty Shades of Grey will again win the weekend box office race. In fact, it could make more than the three new wide releases make combined. The biggest of these three wide releases is Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but it is unfortunately earning terrible reviews. The DUFF's reviews were amazing, but it has since settled on merely good. McFarland, USA is earning the best reviews, but unfortunately its buzz is really quiet. Granted, its target audience doesn't tend to get hyped about movies, but this still isn't a good sign. This weekend last year, The LEGO Movie remained in first place with just over $30 million. This is about the same as Fifty Shades is expected to earn. If 2015 is to win, it will need to rely on depth. Since we could have seven films earning $10 million or more, that won't be an issue. More...

International Box Office: 50 Shades a Worldwide Phenomenon

February 19th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the international box office with an opening weekend of $158 million in 58 markets over the weekend for a total opening of $173.56 million. Worldwide, the film took $258.73 million during its opening weekend, which puts it just behind Taken 3 for the year. It became the biggest hit shortly after the weekend ended. The film's biggest market was in the U.K., where it made $20.90 million in 586 theaters. This is better than it opened with here, relative to the size of the two markets, so we can blame the U.K. for the success of this film. It also did incredibly well in Germany ($15.2 million on 741 screens); France ($12 million on 785); and Russia ($10.68 million on 1,105). Obviously the film is going to be turned into a franchise. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Shades has a Bright Opening

February 18th, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service poster

As expected, Fifty Shades of Grey dominated the weekend box office, while Kingsman: The Secret Service was strong in its own way. Overall, the box office earned $214 million over the three-day weekend and $247 million including Monday. Its three-day number is 41% more than last weekend. It is also 21% more than the same weekend last year. The four-day box office was 19% higher than the same weekend last year. 2015 has now opened up a 6.0% lead over 2014 at $1.45 billion to $1.37 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fifty Shades Dominates Valentine’s Day Weekend

February 15th, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey poster

Fifty Shades of Grey has overcome poor (although generally not disastrous) reviews and unusually risque material to dominate at the box office over Valentine’s Day weekend. Universal is projecting a $81.67 million three-day weekend as of Sunday morning, the second-biggest February weekend at the box office, just behind, ironically, The Passion of the Christ. Passion’s weekend was $83.8 million, and Fifty Shades could still overtake it for the best weekend of all-time in the month. Watching people suffer is apparently a thing in February. More...

Weekend Predictions: How Big Will 50 Shades Be?

February 13th, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service poster

Fifty Shades of Grey will win the weekend box office race and then aliens will come down to Earth and eliminate us as a species. Okay, that second part is just wishful thinking on my part. Kingsman: The Secret Service will open in a distant second place, despite earning reviews that are really good, for this time of year. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water will fit somewhere in-between the two new releases. Last year, The LEGO Movie remained in first place with $49.85 million. Fifty Shades of Grey will crush that figure, leading 2015 to an easy victory. More...

International Box Office: Jupiter Ascends to the Top

February 13th, 2015

Jupiter Ascending poster

Jupiter Ascending earned first place on the international chart with $32.5 million. At first glance, this doesn't seem too bad for an opening weekend on the international chart, except the film was playing in 65 markets, so it doesn't have a lot of room to grow. Its biggest market was Russia, where it earned first place with $4.97 million on 1,900 screens. On the other hand, it only managed fourth place in South Korea with $1.67 million on 561 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $2.03 million. More...

Contest: Soak Up the Prizes: Winning Announcement

February 13th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

The winners of our Soak Up the Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water opening weekend were... More...

Per Theater Chart: Hip to be Square(Pants)

February 11th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

Just like it did on the overall box office chart, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $15,206. This is surprisingly high compared to weekend predictions. There were two other films in the $10,000 club. Ballet 422 earned an average of $13,827 in two theaters and Old Fashioned was right behind with $12,988 in three. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: SpongeBob Stands Tall

February 9th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

As expected, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water led the way at the box office; however, it did so in a much more explosive way. In fact, its opening was in the top five for February releases. The other two new releases, Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, did as well as expected, more or less, but that's not really a good thing. The overall weekend box office was $152 million, which was 51% more than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, 2015 actually came out ahead, albeit by 0.3% margin. This is less than ticket price inflation, so fewer tickets were sold, but I don't really care. Considering I thought 2015 would lose by close to $20 million, I will take any victory and celebrate it. Year-to-date, 2015 has pulled ahead of 2014 by nearly $100 million at $1.17 billion to $1.08 billion. Again, it is too soon to judge how well 2015 will do, but being ahead by 8.8% is still worth noting. More...

Weekend Estimates: SpongeBob Soaks Up $56 Million

February 8th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is wiping out the competition this weekend with a dramatic $56 million debut, enough to give it the 5th biggest weeked in February, with a chance of 4th place if it does well today. After the success of The LEGO Movie this weekend last year, there’s a good bet we’ll be seeing the first weekend in February becoming a regular landing spot for animated films. (Perhaps The Nut Job 2 will move back a few weeks next year in response?) More...

Weekend Predictions: Will SpongeBob Stop Sniper?

February 5th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

We should have a new film to top the chart, finally, as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water looks to take top spot, although if the more pessimistic analysts are correct, American Sniper could be close behind. Jupiter Ascending is looking for a $20 million opening, so if it can surprise analysts just a little it will compete for second place. Meanwhile, Seventh Son should be happy with a spot in the top five. It will get there, but mainly due to the lack of depth at the box office. This weekend last year was led by The LEGO Movie, which earned nearly $70 million. There's a chance the top three films won't earn that much this year. Even if all three wide releases top expectations, 2015 will still have trouble matching last year's box office. More...

International Box Office: China Runs a New Release to the Top

February 4th, 2015

Running Man poster

Running Man opened in top spot in both China and on the International chart with $37.05 million over the weekend in its native market. Films in China tend to have short legs, most of the time. There's still too much uncertainty to really predict the film's final box office numbers after just this weekend's results. On a side note, it wasn't that long ago that it would be unthinkable for a film opening in just China to finish first on the international chart. Now it is relatively common. More...

2015 Preview: February

February 1st, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

It was a record-breaking January thanks entirely to American Sniper, which set records, both during its limited release run and especially when it expanded wide. There were a couple of other films that did well, but for the most part, it was a typical January. The question is, will American Sniper boost the overall box office, which would help February, or will its effects fade as it does? There are ten wide releases in February; there are a few films that may or may not open in the top ten. Of these, there are only two that have a real shot at true box office success. The biggest film in terms of buzz is Fifty Shades of Grey, which looks so, so bad. Personally, I would rather watch The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water a hundred times than sit through just the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. If Fifty Shades of Grey becomes the biggest hit of the month, it will mrean the end of civilization. Because. I. Will. End. Civilization. Last February was mostly mediocre, except for The LEGO Movie which was a huge early year hit. There's no chance any film opening this month will match The LEGO Movie; the top two films likely won't match The LEGO Movie. Because of this, 2015 will need to rely on depth to come out ahead. I'm not sure how likely that will be. More...

Contest: Soak Up the Prizes

January 29th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water poster

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Jupiter Ascending are the two bigger releases next weekend and some think the two films will be in a close race for first place. I think SpongeBob has the distinct advantage and as such it is the target film in this week's week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/06 1 $55,365,012   3,641 $15,206   $55,365,012 3
2015/02/13 3 $31,457,373 -43% 3,654 $8,609   $94,589,934 10
2015/02/20 3 $16,573,682 -47% 3,680 $4,504   $126,245,516 17
2015/02/27 3 $10,820,212 -35% 3,467 $3,121   $139,942,262 24
2015/03/06 5 $6,663,712 -38% 3,097 $2,152   $148,656,571 31
2015/03/13 7 $4,023,185 -40% 2,659 $1,513   $154,614,557 38
2015/03/20 10 $2,394,978 -40% 1,980 $1,210   $158,838,829 45
2015/03/27 15 $613,635 -74% 1,354 $453   $160,211,752 52
2015/04/03 19 $253,506 -59% 482 $526   $160,839,111 59
2015/04/10 19 $230,460 -9% 308 $748   $161,305,500 66
2015/04/17 20 $357,715 +55% 328 $1,091   $161,709,302 73
2015/04/24 21 $286,066 -20% 287 $997   $162,085,091 80
2015/05/01 24 $161,860 -43% 235 $689   $162,308,674 87
2015/05/08 28 $143,181 -12% 214 $669   $162,495,848 94
2015/05/15 27 $164,404 +15% 195 $843   $162,702,171 101
2015/05/22 25 $151,018 -8% 187 $808   $162,900,181 108

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/06 1 $14,905,447   3,641 $4,094   $14,905,447 1
2015/02/07 1 $24,086,968 +62% 3,641 $6,615   $38,992,415 2
2015/02/08 1 $16,372,597 -32% 3,641 $4,497   $55,365,012 3
2015/02/09 1 $2,500,426 -85% 3,641 $687   $57,865,438 4
2015/02/10 1 $2,294,121 -8% 3,641 $630   $60,159,559 5
2015/02/11 2 $1,445,450 -37% 3,641 $397   $61,605,009 6
2015/02/12 1 $1,527,552 +6% 3,641 $420   $63,132,561 7
2015/02/13 3 $6,458,103 +323% 3,654 $1,767   $69,590,664 8
2015/02/14 3 $14,495,222 +124% 3,654 $3,967   $84,085,886 9
2015/02/15 2 $10,504,048 -28% 3,654 $2,875   $94,589,934 10
2015/02/16 1 $8,550,121 -19% 3,654 $2,340   $103,140,055 11
2015/02/17 3 $2,744,528 -68% 3,654 $751   $105,884,583 12
2015/02/18 3 $1,861,620 -32% 3,654 $509   $107,746,203 13
2015/02/19 3 $1,925,631 +3% 3,654 $527   $109,671,834 14
2015/02/20 4 $4,013,127 +108% 3,680 $1,091   $113,684,961 15
2015/02/21 3 $7,216,077 +80% 3,680 $1,961   $120,901,038 16
2015/02/22 1 $5,344,478 -26% 3,680 $1,452   $126,245,516 17
2015/02/23 5 $717,100 -87% 3,680 $195   $126,962,616 18
2015/02/24 5 $891,766 +24% 3,680 $242   $127,854,382 19
2015/02/25 5 $592,608 -34% 3,680 $161   $128,446,990 20
2015/02/26 5 $675,060 +14% 3,680 $183   $129,122,050 21
2015/02/27 6 $2,104,367 +212% 3,467 $607   $131,226,417 22
2015/02/28 3 $5,387,763 +156% 3,467 $1,554   $136,614,180 23
2015/03/01 2 $3,328,082 -38% 3,467 $960   $139,942,262 24
2015/03/02 5 $513,856 -85% 3,467 $148   $140,456,118 25
2015/03/03 4 $618,705 +20% 3,467 $178   $141,074,823 26
2015/03/04 6 $430,464 -30% 3,467 $124   $141,505,287 27
2015/03/05 5 $487,572 +13% 3,467 $141   $141,992,859 28
2015/03/06 10 $1,382,180 +183% 3,097 $446   $143,375,039 29
2015/03/07 5 $3,246,650 +135% 3,097 $1,048   $146,621,689 30
2015/03/08 5 $2,034,882 -37% 3,097 $657   $148,656,571 31
2015/03/09 6 $468,810 -77% 3,097 $151   $149,125,381 32
2015/03/10 7 $570,137 +22% 3,097 $184   $149,695,518 33
2015/03/11 7 $454,307 -20% 3,097 $147   $150,149,825 34
2015/03/12 7 $441,547 -3% 3,097 $143   $150,591,372 35
2015/03/13 8 $943,625 +114% 2,659 $355   $151,534,997 36
2015/03/14 7 $1,889,003 +100% 2,659 $710   $153,424,000 37
2015/03/15 7 $1,190,557 -37% 2,659 $448   $154,614,557 38
2015/03/16 7 $365,740 -69% 2,659 $138   $154,980,297 39
2015/03/17 7 $570,683 +56% 2,659 $215   $155,550,980 40
2015/03/18 7 $457,034 -20% 2,659 $172   $156,008,014 41
2015/03/19 7 $435,837 -5% 2,659 $164   $156,443,851 42
2015/03/20 11 $580,300 +33% 1,980 $293   $157,024,151 43
2015/03/21 10 $1,076,526 +86% 1,980 $544   $158,100,677 44
2015/03/22 10 $738,152 -31% 1,980 $373   $158,838,829 45
2015/03/23 11 $185,315 -75% 1,980 $94   $159,024,144 46
2015/03/24 11 $228,170 +23% 1,980 $115   $159,252,314 47
2015/03/25 11 $183,456 -20% 1,980 $93   $159,435,770 48
2015/03/26 11 $162,347 -12% 1,980 $82   $159,598,117 49
2015/03/27 - $138,719 -15% 1,354 $102   $159,736,836 50
2015/03/28 15 $278,477 +101% 1,354 $206   $160,015,313 51
2015/03/29 15 $196,439 -29% 1,354 $145   $160,211,752 52
2015/03/30 15 $80,121 -59% 1,354 $59   $160,291,873 53
2015/03/31 14 $101,429 +27% 1,354 $75   $160,393,302 54
2015/04/01 14 $88,587 -13% 1,354 $65   $160,481,889 55
2015/04/02 13 $103,716 +17% 1,354 $77   $160,585,605 56
2015/04/03 - $100,174 -3% 482 $208   $160,685,779 57
2015/04/04 - $95,726 -4% 482 $199   $160,781,505 58
2015/04/05 - $57,606 -40% 482 $120   $160,839,111 59
2015/04/06 13 $66,266 +15% 482 $137   $160,905,377 60
2015/04/07 - $59,565 -10% 482 $124   $160,964,942 61
2015/04/08 13 $57,253 -4% 482 $119   $161,022,195 62
2015/04/09 14 $52,845 -8% 482 $110   $161,075,040 63
2015/04/10 - $69,311 +31% 308 $225   $161,144,351 64
2015/04/11 - $102,548 +48% 308 $333   $161,246,899 65
2015/04/12 - $58,601 -43% 308 $190   $161,305,500 66
2015/04/13 - $11,525 -80% 308 $37   $161,317,025 67
2015/04/14 - $11,330 -2% 308 $37   $161,328,355 68
2015/04/15 - $12,717 +12% 308 $41   $161,341,072 69
2015/04/16 - $10,515 -17% 308 $34   $161,351,587 70
2015/04/17 - $77,717 +639% 328 $237   $161,429,304 71
2015/04/18 - $160,874 +107% 328 $490   $161,590,178 72
2015/04/19 - $119,124 -26% 328 $363   $161,709,302 73
2015/04/20 - $22,725 -81% 328 $69   $161,732,027 74
2015/04/21 - $24,360 +7% 328 $74   $161,756,387 75
2015/04/22 - $21,626 -11% 328 $66   $161,778,013 76
2015/04/23 - $21,012 -3% 328 $64   $161,799,025 77
2015/04/24 - $61,247 +191% 287 $213   $161,860,272 78
2015/04/25 - $138,430 +126% 287 $482   $161,998,702 79
2015/04/26 - $86,389 -38% 287 $301   $162,085,091 80
2015/04/27 - $15,113 -83% 287 $53   $162,100,204 81
2015/04/28 - $16,005 +6% 287 $56   $162,116,209 82
2015/04/29 - $13,542 -15% 287 $47   $162,129,751 83
2015/04/30 - $17,063 +26% 287 $59   $162,146,814 84
2015/05/01 - $37,378 +119% 235 $159   $162,184,192 85
2015/05/02 - $68,775 +84% 235 $293   $162,252,967 86
2015/05/03 - $55,707 -19% 235 $237   $162,308,674 87
2015/05/04 - $9,710 -83% 235 $41   $162,318,384 88
2015/05/05 - $12,142 +25% 235 $52   $162,330,526 89
2015/05/06 - $10,840 -11% 235 $46   $162,341,366 90
2015/05/07 - $11,301 +4% 235 $48   $162,352,667 91
2015/05/08 - $32,400 +187% 214 $151   $162,385,067 92
2015/05/09 - $66,944 +107% 214 $313   $162,452,011 93
2015/05/10 - $43,837 -35% 214 $205   $162,495,848 94
2015/05/11 - $8,967 -80% 214 $42   $162,504,815 95
2015/05/12 - $11,030 +23% 214 $52   $162,515,845 96
2015/05/13 - $10,881 -1% 214 $51   $162,526,726 97
2015/05/14 - $11,041 +1% 214 $52   $162,537,767 98
2015/05/15 - $34,410 +212% 195 $176   $162,572,177 99
2015/05/16 - $77,289 +125% 195 $396   $162,649,466 100
2015/05/17 - $52,705 -32% 195 $270   $162,702,171 101
2015/05/18 - $11,752 -78% 195 $60   $162,713,923 102
2015/05/19 - $10,916 -7% 195 $56   $162,724,839 103
2015/05/20 - $11,583 +6% 195 $59   $162,736,422 104
2015/05/21 - $12,741 +10% 195 $65   $162,749,163 105
2015/05/22 - $30,631 +140% 187 $164   $162,779,794 106
2015/05/23 - $59,605 +95% 187 $319   $162,839,399 107
2015/05/24 - $60,782 +2% 187 $325   $162,900,181 108
2015/05/25 - $50,466 -17% 187 $270   $162,950,647 109
2015/05/26 - $14,141 -72% 187 $76   $162,964,788 110
2015/05/27 - $13,642 -4% 187 $73   $162,978,430 111
2015/05/28 - $15,602 +14% 187 $83   $162,994,032 112

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/02/06 1 $63,132,561   3,641 $17,339   $63,132,561 7
2015/02/13 3 $46,539,273 -26% 3,654 $12,737   $109,671,834 14
2015/02/20 3 $19,450,216 -58% 3,680 $5,285   $129,122,050 21
2015/02/27 4 $12,870,809 -34% 3,467 $3,712   $141,992,859 28
2015/03/06 5 $8,598,513 -33% 3,097 $2,776   $150,591,372 35
2015/03/13 7 $5,852,479 -32% 2,659 $2,201   $156,443,851 42
2015/03/20 10 $3,154,266 -46% 1,980 $1,593   $159,598,117 49
2015/03/27 15 $987,488 -69% 1,354 $729   $160,585,605 56
2015/04/03 19 $489,435 -50% 482 $1,015   $161,075,040 63
2015/04/10 20 $276,547 -43% 308 $898   $161,351,587 70
2015/04/17 21 $447,438 +62% 328 $1,364   $161,799,025 77
2015/04/24 21 $347,789 -22% 287 $1,212   $162,146,814 84
2015/05/01 23 $205,853 -41% 235 $876   $162,352,667 91
2015/05/08 28 $185,100 -10% 214 $865   $162,537,767 98
2015/05/15 27 $211,396 +14% 195 $1,084   $162,749,163 105
2015/05/22 26 $244,869 +16% 187 $1,309   $162,994,032 112

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 4/2/2015 $26,395 45 402 2173 $6,314,137 7/7/2015
Belgium 1/28/2015 $0 0 34 34 $2,057,106 11/16/2015
Brazil 2/5/2015 $0 0 95 96 $0
Bulgaria 2/20/2015 $0 0 13 13 $492,073 11/16/2015
China 12/1/2015 $4,290,000 0 0 0 $7,499,481 12/16/2015
Finland 2/27/2015 $0 0 24 24 $518,697 11/16/2015
Germany 2/19/2015 $0 0 2 3 $0
Iceland 1/30/2015 $0 0 2 2 $10,294 11/16/2015
Indonesia 3/18/2015 $0 0 51 51 $1,564,819 11/16/2015
Italy 2/26/2015 $0 0 1 1 $2,640,268 10/20/2015
Lithuania 6/3/2015 $0 0 3 3 $326,568 6/8/2016
Malaysia 3/5/2015 $0 0 2 2 $1,285,315 11/16/2015
Netherlands 1/29/2015 $0 0 78 78 $2,954,576 11/16/2015
New Zealand 4/2/2015 $0 0 60 60 $1,130,139 7/16/2015
Singapore 3/5/2015 $0 0 8 8 $868,350 11/16/2015
United Arab Emirates 2/19/2015 $0 0 3 3 $5,206 11/16/2015
United Kingdom 3/27/2015 $0 0 515 642 $12,812,772 10/20/2015
 
Rest of World $108,120,199
 
International Total$148,600,000 6/8/2016

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/7/20151307,605 307,605$4,644,836$4,644,8361
6/14/20152123,338-60% 430,943$1,954,907$6,599,7432
6/21/2015581,106-34% 512,049$1,224,701$7,824,4433
6/28/2015762,118-23% 574,167$992,024$8,816,4684
7/5/20151144,101-29% 618,268$673,863$9,490,3315
7/12/20151433,585-24% 651,853$520,903$10,011,2346
7/19/20151622,010-34% 673,863$349,959$10,361,1937
7/26/20151925,702+17% 699,565$410,975$10,772,1688

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
6/7/20151233,911 233,911$5,829,062$5,829,0621
6/14/2015254,365-77% 288,276$1,358,575$7,187,6372
6/21/2015545,396-16% 333,672$1,133,990$8,321,6273
6/28/2015523,310-49% 356,981$572,717$8,894,3444
7/5/2015618,627-20% 375,608$459,526$9,353,8705
7/12/20151112,256-34% 387,864$304,923$9,658,7936
7/19/2015178,209-33% 396,073$203,511$9,862,3047
7/26/20151310,501+28% 406,575$260,847$10,123,1518

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