BREAKING: Paramount is taking The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run off the theatrical calendar and sending it straight into homes for an early 2021 release. We heard sources talking about this earlier today. Sponge on the Run will go on PVOD before it hits CBS All Access.
The movie was originally scheduled to play over Memorial Day weekend before COVID-19, but was rescheduled for Aug. 7.
While it’s a move that seems similar to Warner Bros. segue with another theatrical release, Scoob!, another TV property made for the big screen, which ultimately premiered in homes instead of cinemas due to COVID-19, the SpongeBob movies have rained a great a mount of cash on the Melrose lot. The first 2004 movie earned $141M at the global box office, followed by the 2015’s Sponge Out of Water which grossed $325.1M.
Variety first had the news.