The Nut Job

The Nut Job
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $64,251,538Details
International Box Office $2,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $66,251,538
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $12,125,853 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $7,694,507 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $19,820,360
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions and unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated adventure.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
10% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$30,000,000
Theatrical Release: January 17th, 2014 (Wide) by Open Road
Video Release: April 15th, 2014 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2298, 11/13/2013)
Franchise: Nut Job
Keywords: 3-D, Heist, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Food, Voiceover/Narration, Director Remaking Their Own Movie, Surprise Twist, Scene in End Credits, Epilogue
Source:Based on Short Film
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 15th, 2014

It is a busy week on the home market with five films that either opened at least semi-wide or expanded semi-wide. However, unlike last week, there's no monster hit like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leading the way. In fact, most of the semi-wide or wide releases on this week's list were critical and box office disappointments. Only Philomena did well with critics. Fortunately, it did well enough that it is a contender for Pick of the Week without even considering the extras on the DVD or Blu-ray. There are a few other new releases that are noteworthy, but most of them are catalog Blu-ray releases. These include Touch of Evil on Blu-ray and Double Indemnity on Blu-ray. In the end, I went with Touch of Evil, but I literally had to roll a dice to decide. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Nut Job

The Nut Job opened earlier this year and was a surprise hit more than doubling its production budget domestically. It did so well that a sequel is already in the works. Is this a good movie? Is it merely good enough for a kids movie? Or did it thrive because there wasn't a lot of competition when it opened? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Laps Competition

Ride Along poster

Super Bowl turned into a blow-out, but still earned a record television audience. This explains why the overall box office numbers were down compared to last weekend. That said, there were some films that did well, including Ride Along, which completed the threepeat and by this time next week with be at over $100 million. On the other hand, the new releases really struggled. That Awkward Moment only managed third place, while Labor Day barely avoided the Mendoza Line. Week-over-week, the overall box office fell 26% to $86 million. Compared to last year, the box office also fell, but by only 3%. That said, 2014 is still ahead of 2013 by 6% at $943 million to $887 million, so the market is still healthy. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Far from Super

That Awkward Moment poster

It's the Super Bowl weekend, so needless to say, the new releases are looking rather weak. Why would any studio want to release a film against what is the largest single sporting event of the year? There are two wide releases coming out, but neither is expected to make much of an impact. That Awkward Moment is the bigger of the two wide releases, but its reviews are terrible. It should still earn first place, because there's no competition to speak of. Labor Day's reviews are slightly better and its target demographic has very little crossover appeal with the Super Bowl. Even so, most think it will miss the top five. This weekend last year, Warm Bodies earned first place with just over $20 million. If That Awkward Moment earns $20 million, I will be shocked. It might not earn too much more than half of that. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Frankenstein's Debut isn't Lively

Ride Along poster

I, Frankenstein died at the box office, as it missed the top five entirely. This gave Ride Along an easy road to first place over the weekend. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five all matched expectations, or came within a rounding error of doing so. This helped the overall box office somewhat. It was still a post-holiday frame and the total box office fell 34% to $117 million, but it could have been worse. Compared to last year, the overall box office was 4% higher, which is good news early in the year. 2014 has extended its lead over 2013 to 9% at $823 million to $754 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Frankenstein be Taken for a Ride?

I, Frankenstein poster

After a record-breaking weekend, it's a letdown this weekend. I, Frankenstein is the only wide release of the week and there's very little chance it will be a major hit at the box office. It might overtake Ride Along for top spot, but I wouldn't bet on it. Last year Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was the biggest release of the week earning $19.69 million over the weekend, while it and Mama were the only two films to earn more than $10 million. We should have four films earning more than $10 million over the weekend, so 2014 should win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ride Cruises to the Finish Line

Ride Along poster

It was a record-breaking weekend with Ride Along earning the biggest January opening weekend and the biggest MLK long weekend. Needless to say, it crushed expectations. Additionally, The Nut Job overcame terrible reviews to earn a solid opening, at least according to estimates. Overall, the box office pulled in $176 million over the three-day weekend, which is 26% more than the three-day weekend last week and last year. Over the four-day weekend, the box office pulled in $211 million, or 28% more than last year's MLK long weekend. That's great news, as 2014 was below 2013's pace. In fact, after this weekend, 2014 has pulled ahead of 2013 by 8% at $671 million to $621 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jack Ryan Win or is it just Along for the Ride

Ride Along poster

At the beginning of the month, I thought this weekend would be a close race between Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Ride Along. That might still be the case, but it is increasingly unlikely, as Jack Ryan's buzz hasn't kept pace with the buzz for Ride Along. Additionally, Jack Ryan has direct competition from Lone Survivor, which nearly set the January record last weekend and should remain potent this weekend. This weekend last year, Mama won the weekend with $28.40 million and I don't think Ride Along will top that. On the other hand, last year there were only three films that topped $10 million, while this year there could be as many as seven or eight. (All four wide releases have a shot at $10 million, but it is likely not all will get there. There are two holdovers that will earn more than $10 million. Finally, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street might get an Oscar bounce back to $10 million.) Even in the worst case scenario, four films will crack $10 million. 2014 should win for the first time in the week-over-week comparison. More...

2014 Preview: January

Jack Ryan poster

It's the first month of the new year, but the biggest hit might be a film released in December. Last month ended on a slow note with all five Christmas day releases failing to become hits, some more than others. (It's a little too soon to tell if The Wolf of Wall Street or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty will do well enough to break even any time soon, but neither is a serious hit.) There are still some December releases that will likely remain on the charts through the opening weekends of January, while there are some films that opened in limited release last month with a scheduled wide release this month. Of the purely January releases, I would guess Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will be the biggest hit. Even then, it won't live up to the previous films in the franchise, even if you don't take inflation into account. Most of the rest of the new releases will be happy if they can become midlevel hits. Last January was led by Mama, which earned more than $70 million. I think Shadow Recruit will top that figure at the box office, while there are a similar number of likely box office bombs opening this year as there were last year. 2014 could start out ahead of 2013's pace, but it likely won't be a huge difference either way. More...

Cast

Will Arnett    Surly Squirrel
Brendan Fraser    Grayson
Gabriel Iglesias    Jimmy
Jeff Dunham    Mole
Liam Neeson    Raccoon
Katherine Heigl    Andie
Stephen Lang    King
Sarah Gadon    Lana
Maya Rudolph    Precious
James Rankin    Fingers
Scott Yaphe    Lucky
Joe Pingue    Johnny
Annick Obonswin    Jamie
Julie Lemiux    Girl Scout
Rob Tinkler    Redline
James Kee    Rat/Armoured Guard
Scott McCord    Police Officer
Katie Griffin    Pigeon

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Peter Lepeniotis
Screenwriter    Lorne Cameron
Screenwriter    Peter Lepeniotis
Story Creator    Daniel Woo
Story Creator    Peter Lepeniotis
Producer    WooKyung Jung
Producer    Graham Moloy
Executive Producer    Daniel Woo
Executive Producer    Hong Kim
Executive Producer    Jay Ahn
Executive Producer    Mike Karz
Executive Producer    William Bindley
Executive Producer    Hoejin Ha
Executive Producer    Tom Yoon
Executive Producer    Hyungkon Kim
Editor    Paul Hunter
Composer    Paul Intson
Music Supervisor    Julianne Jordan
Art Director    Ian Hastings
Supervising Sound Editor    David Evans
Re-recording Mixer    Stephan Carrier
Re-recording Mixer    Keith Elliot
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Zsifkovits
Animation Director    Daryl Graham
Lighting Supervisor    Sumit Suri
Associate Producer    Byung Ho Nam
Associate Producer    Ho Jeong Kim
Associate Producer    Hahn William Woojae
Associate Producer    Yoon Chae
Associate Producer    Kang Yeong Eckmann
Associate Producer    Hak Beom Kim
Associate Producer    Young Jun Kim
Associate Producer    Yang Min Suk
Associate Producer    Robert Eckmann
Casting Director    Joanne Boreham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/17 4 $4,807,000   3,427 $1,403   $4,807,000 1
2014/01/18 3 $8,752,000 +82% 3,427 $2,554   $13,559,000 2
2014/01/19 2 $5,864,000 -33% 3,427 $1,711   $19,423,000 3
2014/01/20 2 $6,277,000 +7% 3,427 $1,832   $25,700,000 4
2014/01/21 4 $878,780 -86% 3,427 $256   $26,578,780 5
2014/01/22 5 $725,363 -17% 3,427 $212   $27,304,143 6
2014/01/23 7 $651,102 -10% 3,427 $190   $27,955,245 7
2014/01/24 5 $2,553,003 +292% 3,472 $735   $30,508,248 8
2014/01/25 3 $5,821,019 +128% 3,472 $1,677   $36,329,267 9
2014/01/26 2 $3,727,096 -36% 3,472 $1,073   $40,056,363 10
2014/01/27 6 $615,243 -83% 3,472 $177   $40,671,606 11
2014/01/28 4 $904,407 +47% 3,472 $260   $41,576,013 12
2014/01/29 7 $520,193 -42% 3,472 $150   $42,096,206 13
2014/01/30 7 $536,789 +3% 3,472 $155   $42,632,995 14
2014/01/31 7 $1,763,132 +228% 3,472 $508   $44,396,127 15
2014/02/01 3 $3,900,097 +121% 3,472 $1,123   $48,296,224 16
2014/02/02 2 $1,615,221 -59% 3,472 $465   $49,911,445 17
2014/02/03 10 $312,186 -81% 3,472 $90   $50,223,631 18
2014/02/04 11 $347,156 +11% 3,472 $100   $50,570,787 19
2014/02/05 7 $376,189 +8% 3,472 $108   $50,946,976 20
2014/02/06 9 $325,688 -13% 3,472 $94   $51,272,664 21
2014/02/07 11 $720,187 +121% 3,004 $240   $51,992,851 22
2014/02/08 7 $1,872,196 +160% 3,004 $623   $53,865,047 23
2014/02/09 7 $1,160,697 -38% 3,004 $386   $55,025,744 24
2014/02/10 10 $227,223 -80% 3,004 $76   $55,252,967 25
2014/02/11 12 $180,213 -21% 3,004 $60   $55,433,180 26
2014/02/12 13 $147,263 -18% 3,004 $49   $55,580,443 27
2014/02/13 13 $170,213 +16% 3,004 $57   $55,750,656 28
2014/02/14 17 $400,265 +135% 1,918 $209   $56,150,921 29
2014/02/15 13 $773,466 +93% 1,918 $403   $56,924,387 30
2014/02/16 12 $665,156 -14% 1,918 $347   $57,589,543 31
2014/02/17 9 $688,237 +3% 1,918 $359   $58,277,780 32
2014/02/18 12 $191,263 -72% 1,918 $100   $58,469,043 33
2014/02/19 12 $180,277 -6% 1,918 $94   $58,649,320 34
2014/02/20 11 $190,183 +5% 1,918 $99   $58,839,503 35
2014/02/21 18 $212,179 +12% 1,235 $172   $59,051,682 36
2014/02/22 16 $488,122 +130% 1,235 $395   $59,539,804 37
2014/02/23 13 $366,263 -25% 1,235 $297   $59,906,067 38
2014/02/24 - $51,240 -86% 1,235 $41   $59,957,307 39
2014/02/25 - $59,670 +16% 1,235 $48   $60,016,977 40
2014/02/26 - $57,283 -4% 1,235 $46   $60,074,260 41
2014/02/27 20 $56,384 -2% 1,235 $46   $60,130,644 42
2014/02/28 - $107,213 +90% 752 $143   $60,237,857 43
2014/03/01 - $324,188 +202% 752 $431   $60,562,045 44
2014/03/02 - $230,136 -29% 752 $306   $60,792,181 45
2014/03/03 - $73,643 -68% 752 $98   $60,865,824 46
2014/03/04 - $89,146 +21% 752 $119   $60,954,970 47
2014/03/05 - $65,968 -26% 752 $88   $61,020,938 48
2014/03/06 - $62,669 -5% 752 $83   $61,083,607 49
2014/03/07 - $71,121 +13% 490 $145   $61,154,728 50
2014/03/08 - $143,064 +101% 490 $292   $61,297,792 51
2014/03/09 - $101,213 -29% 490 $207   $61,399,005 52
2014/03/10 - $45,789 -55% 490 $93   $61,444,794 53
2014/03/11 - $57,236 +25% 490 $117   $61,502,030 54
2014/03/12 - $51,214 -11% 490 $105   $61,553,244 55
2014/03/13 - $55,311 +8% 490 $113   $61,608,555 56
2014/03/14 20 $125,032 +126% 405 $309   $61,733,587 57
2014/03/15 20 $204,166 +63% 405 $504   $61,937,753 58
2014/03/16 18 $153,122 -25% 405 $378   $62,090,875 59
2014/03/17 22 $39,812 -74% 405 $98   $62,130,687 60
2014/03/18 22 $51,357 +29% 405 $127   $62,182,044 61
2014/03/19 22 $43,115 -16% 405 $106   $62,225,159 62
2014/03/20 22 $39,234 -9% 405 $97   $62,264,393 63
2014/03/21 - $75,177 +92% 335 $224   $62,339,570 64
2014/03/22 - $150,037 +100% 335 $448   $62,489,607 65
2014/03/23 - $111,233 -26% 335 $332   $62,600,840 66
2014/03/24 - $37,814 -66% 335 $113   $62,638,654 67
2014/03/25 - $52,561 +39% 335 $157   $62,691,215 68
2014/03/26 18 $51,513 -2% 335 $154   $62,742,728 69
2014/03/27 16 $51,000 -1% 335 $152   $62,793,725 70
2014/03/28 18 $83,176 +63% 294 $283   $62,876,901 71
2014/03/29 19 $145,233 +75% 294 $494   $63,022,134 72
2014/03/30 18 $84,121 -42% 294 $286   $63,106,255 73
2014/03/31 18 $27,211 -68% 294 $93   $63,133,466 74
2014/04/01 18 $35,918 +32% 294 $122   $63,169,384 75
2014/04/02 18 $31,248 -13% 294 $106   $63,200,632 76
2014/04/03 18 $32,186 +3% 294 $109   $63,232,818 77
2014/04/04 - $66,128 +105% 285 $232   $63,298,946 78
2014/04/05 - $127,073 +92% 285 $446   $63,426,019 79
2014/04/06 - $80,233 -37% 285 $282   $63,506,252 80
2014/04/07 - $25,886 -68% 285 $91   $63,532,138 81
2014/04/08 - $29,510 +14% 285 $104   $63,561,648 82
2014/04/09 - $25,386 -14% 285 $89   $63,587,034 83
2014/04/10 - $25,894 +2% 285 $91   $63,612,928 84
2014/04/11 - $47,243 +82% 261 $181   $63,660,171 85
2014/04/12 - $79,121 +67% 261 $303   $63,739,292 86
2014/04/13 - $60,213 -24% 261 $231   $63,799,505 87
2014/04/14 - $19,268 -68% 261 $74   $63,818,773 88
2014/04/15 - $27,745 +44% 261 $106   $63,846,518 89
2014/04/16 - $27,190 -2% 261 $104   $63,873,708 90
2014/04/17 - $31,268 +15% 261 $120   $63,904,976 91
2014/04/18 - $44,881 +44% 201 $223   $63,949,857 92
2014/04/19 - $43,203 -4% 201 $215   $63,993,060 93
2014/04/20 - $22,033 -49% 201 $110   $64,015,093 94
2014/04/21 - $13,660 -38% 201 $68   $64,028,753 95
2014/04/22 - $11,747 -14% 201 $58   $64,040,500 96
2014/04/23 - $11,042 -6% 201 $55   $64,051,542 97
2014/04/24 - $12,256 +11% 201 $61   $64,063,798 98
2014/04/25 - $22,453 +83% 160 $140   $64,086,251 99
2014/04/26 - $46,860 +109% 160 $293   $64,133,111 100
2014/04/27 - $32,333 -31% 160 $202   $64,165,444 101
2014/04/28 - $5,270 -84% 160 $33   $64,170,714 102
2014/04/29 - $6,113 +16% 160 $38   $64,176,827 103
2014/04/30 - $6,969 +14% 160 $44   $64,183,796 104
2014/05/01 - $5,226 -25% 160 $33   $64,189,022 105
2014/05/02 - $10,383 +99% 101 $103   $64,199,405 106
2014/05/03 - $23,154 +123% 101 $229   $64,222,559 107
2014/05/04 - $16,208 -30% 101 $160   $64,238,767 108
2014/05/05 - $2,828 -83% 101 $28   $64,241,595 109
2014/05/06 - $3,591 +27% 101 $36   $64,245,186 110
2014/05/07 - $2,914 -19% 101 $29   $64,248,100 111
2014/05/08 - $3,438 +18% 101 $34   $64,251,538 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/01/17 3 $19,405,000   3,427 $5,662   $19,405,000 3
2014/01/24 3 $12,101,118 -38% 3,472 $3,485   $40,056,363 10
2014/01/31 4 $7,278,450 -40% 3,472 $2,096   $49,911,445 17
2014/02/07 8 $3,753,080 -48% 3,004 $1,249   $55,025,744 24
2014/02/14 15 $1,838,887 -51% 1,918 $959   $57,589,543 31
2014/02/21 16 $1,066,564 -42% 1,235 $864   $59,906,067 38
2014/02/28 20 $661,537 -38% 752 $880   $60,792,181 45
2014/03/07 24 $315,398 -52% 490 $644   $61,399,005 52
2014/03/14 20 $482,320 +53% 405 $1,191   $62,090,875 59
2014/03/21 19 $336,447 -30% 335 $1,004   $62,600,840 66
2014/03/28 19 $312,530 -7% 294 $1,063   $63,106,255 73
2014/04/04 21 $273,434 -13% 285 $959   $63,506,252 80
2014/04/11 24 $186,577 -32% 261 $715   $63,799,505 87
2014/04/18 33 $110,117 -41% 201 $548   $64,015,093 94
2014/04/25 32 $101,646 -8% 160 $635   $64,165,444 101
2014/05/02 40 $49,745 -51% 101 $493   $64,238,767 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20143330,473 330,473$5,998,085$5,998,0851
4/27/2014596,713-71% 427,186$1,794,026$7,792,1112
5/4/2014757,359-41% 484,545$1,144,886$8,936,9973
5/11/20141046,898-18% 531,443$935,146$9,872,1434
5/18/20141135,818-24% 567,261$711,345$10,583,4885
5/25/20141624,235-32% 591,496$386,306$10,969,7946
6/1/20141334,204+41% 625,700$512,718$11,482,5127
6/8/20141518,293-47% 643,993$274,212$11,756,7248
6/15/20142714,001-23% 657,994$209,875$11,966,5999
6/22/20142610,624-24% 668,618$159,254$12,125,85310

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
4/20/20144178,740 178,740$4,094,938$4,094,9381
4/27/2014448,201-73% 226,941$1,104,761$5,199,6992
5/4/2014728,438-41% 255,379$652,368$5,852,0673
5/11/20141220,639-27% 276,018$472,432$6,324,4994
5/18/20141116,764-19% 292,782$384,895$6,709,3945
5/25/20141112,430-26% 305,212$255,066$6,964,4606
6/1/20141016,197+30% 321,409$323,778$7,288,2387
6/8/2014188,654-47% 330,063$172,829$7,461,0678

The Nut Job

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