THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE TAKES THE NUMBER ONE SPOT ON THE WEEKEND TOP TEN BOX OFFICE 2/8/15
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER SOAKS UP SUCCESS AND TAKES THE NUMBER SPOT OF THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN BOX OFFICE
1. The SpongeBob Movie/Par Wknd/$ 56.0 Total/$ 56.0
2. American Sniper/Warner Wknd/$ 24.2 Total/$ 282.3
3. Jupiter Ascending/Warner Wknd/$ 19.0 Total/$ 19.0
4. Seventh Son/Universal Wknd/$ 7.1 Total/$ 7.1
5. Paddington/Weinstein Wknd/$ 5.4 Total/$ 57.3
6. Project Almanac/Paramount Wknd/$ 5.3 Total/$ 15.8
7. The Imitation Game/Weinstein Wknd/$ 4.9 Total/$ 74.7 8.
8. The Wedding Ringer/SGems Wknd/$ 4.8 Total/$ 55.1
9. Black or White/Relativity Wknd/$ 4.5 Total/$ 13.1
10. The Boy Next Door/Universal Wknd/$ 4.1 Total/$ 30.7
I DON’T WATCH ADVENTURE TIME EITHER
The SpongeBob Movie opens at number one and I’ve never seen the show. That whole hipster moment totally passed me by. And while the trailer did look exceptionally funny I feel it’s a little late to hop onboard.
American Sniper is down to number two, followed by Jupiter Ascending opening at number three. Now this was supposed to be one of the big summer movies last year, but got pushed back, which is never a good sign. That they chose to release it in February made it perfectly clear the studio thought it was a dud and unfortunately they were right. The Wachowskis (no longer the brothers as one has become a woman) have never made an unattractive film, but they’ve only made two actually good ones: Bound and The Matrix. The others range between messy but entertaining (Cloud Atlas, Matrix Reloaded Speed Racer) to flat out bad (The Matrix Revolutions). This sadly goes into that latter category, though like always is easy on the eyes. It thoroughly embraces the idea of eye candy in space opera which has basically been lost since 2001: A Space Odyssey utilized actual science in its production so the “look” science fiction space operas has been utilitarian ever since. Seeing this makes me wish they’d done an adaption of Flash Gordon instead as they could have brought the beautiful imagery of Alex Raymond’s work to life, all the way down to women in slutwear being a fashion universal. I never enjoyed the film more than when they just showing gigantic spaceships that basically looked like chandeliers flying through space. And honestly that’s all I had, because The Wachowskis once again utilize the idea of an ordinary person who is in fact a very special person who enters into a fantastic world that was around them all the time.