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JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) – “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” finally unseated Clint Eastwood’s runaway hit “American Sniper” at the weekend box office, while a pair of high-priced fantasies flopped.

According to estimates Sunday, Paramount Pictures’ “SpongeBob Movie” earned $ 56 million, a huge debut for the animated Nickelodeon big-screen transfer. That finally pushed “American Sniper” off the top spot after a three-week… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'SpongeBob' Dethrones 'American Sniper,' Takes No. 1 Spot

Winter the dolphin may have no tail, but she has legs at the box office. ‘Dolphin Tale,’ which opened at No. 3 last week, swam to first place with an estimated $ 14.2 million. That was enough not only to dethrone the 3D re-release of ‘The Lion King’ after two weeks, but also to outperform all four of this weekend’s new wide release movies: ’50/50,’ ‘Courageous,’ ‘Dream House’ and ‘What’s… Continue reading 'Dolphin Tale' Dethrones 'Lion King': Box Office Report, September 30-October 2