SpongeBob SquarePants will return to theaters with an all-new adventure next Memorial Day weekend. Paramount Pictures is releasing “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” in theaters nationwide, and this will be the SpongeBob’s first all CGI movie. The movie’s first trailer features the regular SpongeBob crew on a mission to save his BFF Gary, and Keanu Reeves stops by to lend his support.
The movie’s official description reads, “After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.”
Tim Hill wrote and directed this installment, which is based on the series “SpongeBob SquarePants” created by Stephen Hillenburg. Ryan Harris served as producer on the project, with Stephen Hillenburg serving as executive producer. The voice cast includes Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Douglas Lawrence, and Reggie Watts.
For a little history, the first “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” released in 2004, and the movie made $32M on its opening weekend before making $141M worldwide. Paramount Pictures released “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” in 2015, and that movie topped the original with a $55.3M debut before grossing $325.1M worldwide.
The release schedule could change, but currently, the other big releases in the kids-genre in May 2020 are the animated-comedy “Scoob!” and Disney’s “Artemis Fowl” adaptation. In the superhero genre, Marvel is releasing the “Black Widow” installment at the beginning of the month, and Warner Bros. Pictures is releasing “Wonder Woman 1984” at the end of the month. The other big releases include “Legally Blonde 3” with Reese Witherspoon, an “Untitled Saw Movie,” and the “Fast & Furious 9” movie. The studios could move around the release dates, but for now, May is going to be a very bust month at the box office.
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