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25thframe.co.uk > News > US Box Office Figures 14th - 16th August 2020: Spongebob Squarepants hits the top of the North American box office on its debut weekend

US Box Office Figures 14th - 16th August 2020: Spongebob Squarepants hits the top of the North American box office on its debut weekend

Robert Hyde

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run
As the North American box office slowly starts to come to life what is arguably the biggest new release in many weeks and takes nearly a million dollars.

With the release of Tenet in the coming week there is the hope that this event will get the public back to movie theatres who still seem reluctant to sit in a dark room for 2 hours plus with total strangers!

Here is a rundown of this week top 5 movies in North America 14th - 16th August 2020.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run

The third Spongebob movie to hit movie theatres takes over at the top of the US box office on its debut weekend with a very decent (in current time) take of $900K.

This is the closest a movie has got to a 1 million dollar weekend since the pandemic started, but then it is perhaps the first anticipated movie in many weeks.

Unhinged

Unhinged

Maybe not as anticipated as the yellow sponge but Russell Crowe's new movie makes its debut at number 2 this weekend.

The movie takes $582K on its debut weekend, it would have been interesting to see how this film would have performed under normal circumstances, Spongebob would have been a big hit regardless but with little hype this may have disappeared without trace onto VOD.

The Tax Collector

A film which would have definitely disappeared without trace is this Shia LaBeouf starring movie which was at the top last week and falls to 3 this week with $203.7K.

After 2 week of release the David Ayer directed film has taken $634.1K in total grosses.

The Rental

4 weeks on the David Franco directed movie falls to 4 with $78K over the weekend taking its total gross to $1.3 Million.

Peninsula

Climbing up a single place and hitting the top 5 this week is the sequel to Train to Busan from director Sang-ho Yeon which takes $79.2K over the weekend to boost its US total gross to $273.2K.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run - $865,824
  2. Unhinged - $601,032
  3. The Tax Collector - $182,105
  4. The Rental - $93,618
  5. Peninsula - $79,206
  6. The Silencing - $44,800
  7. The Big Ugly - $22,255
  8. Made In Italy - $20,680
  9. Spree - $20,480
  10. American Deep State - $15,269
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