NORTH AMERICA: ‘American Sniper’ Retakes First Place on Wednesday with $1.47M; ‘SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water’ Close Behind with $1.45M

American Sniper moved back into first place on Wednesday as it eased 35 percent from last week to $1.47 million yesterday. The blockbuster biopic has taken in $286.2 million domestically thus far as it continues marching toward an inevitable finish as 2014’s highest grossing film.

Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water grabbed $1.45 million yesterday as it inched down to second place. With $61.6 million in the bank through six days, the sequel is pacing an impressive 59 percent ahead of its 2004 predecessor heading into what promises to be a lucrative sophomore weekend.

Jupiter Ascending grossed $1.02 million yesterday in third place, giving the Wachowski film a six-day haul of $22.2 million. Unfortunately, the film is pacing in line with their 2008 adaptation of Speed Racer.

Seventh Son bagged $0.44 million on Wednesday, landing in fourth place. The adventure-fantasy film has pulled a disappointing $8.9 million through six days of release, 49 percent off the pace of R.I.P.D.

Rounding out the top five, The Imitation Game moved up one spot from Tuesday as it added $0.36 million, down just 22 percent from last Wednesday. The Oscar nominee has tallied $75.8 million domestically up to this point.


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