Open Road Films, Redrover Co., Ltd., Toonbox Entertainment Ltd., and Gulfstream Pictures have recently announced a sequel to The Nut Job, which has been scheduled for a January 15, 2016 release. The Nut Job premiered on theaters last January 17, and managed to take over $ 25,700,000 at the weekend box-office, making it the biggest independent animated film opening of all time. The success of The Nut Job is the reason why it’s not surprising that a sequel was already planned and announced so early.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about THE NUT JOB,” stated Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. “It has been a pleasure working with the teams at Redrover, ToonBox and Gulfstream and we are delighted to re-team with them for THE NUT JOB 2.”
“We are very proud of what we have accomplished in Hollywood as an independent production company,” commented Hoe-jin Ha, CEO and President of Redrover Co., Ltd. “Our compliments go out to ToonBox and Gulfstream for their endeavor in the co-production and to Open Road for their successful campaign and teamwork. We are looking forward to working with them on THE NUT JOB 2.”