The Nut Job had a surprisingly strong opening weekend bringing in $20.6, good for third place according to Box Office Mojo. Thats good news for Open Road Films since, as BOM mentions,”The Lego Movie doesn’t open until February 7th, meaning The Nut Job has another two weekends to play to families. The movie should ultimately wind up with at least $60 million”.
Meanwhile Disney’s latest continues to impress. “Even with direct competition from The Nut Job, the Frozen phenomenon kept going strong this weekend. The movie fell 19 percent to an estimated $12 million, which is the fourth-highest eighth weekend ever. Through Sunday, Frozen has earned $332 million, and it remains on pace to eventually beat Despicable Me 2 ($368 million).”