The SpongeBob Movie:  Sponge Out of Water soared to a box office win with a $56 million haul.

The animated 3-D movie, featuring the characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon, knocked American Sniper out of the top spot Clint Eastwood's drama held for three weeks.

It has been more than a decade since The Spongebob SquarePants Movie made $140 million worldwide in 2004.

The new film picked right back up again with the characters leaving their sea home of bikini Bottom to come onto land.

Out of Water breaks the surface at No. 1 more than 10 years after the original Spongebob movie.  Watch the movie trailer below for Out of Water!

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