big hit of 2014. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller had previous success with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, and now this. This should make them 3 for 3 in getting sequels made to their movies.
The Monuments Men did okay, considering it opened opposite a juggernaut. Vampire Academy had bad reviews and poor visibility. Next week there's Winter's Tale and three 1980's remakes (RoboCop, Endless Love, About Last Night).
It's going to be another good year for animation. Three of the top eight are animation. (Has to hurt for Jack Ryan to get out-grossed by a throwaway flick like The Nut Job.) Frozen has passed $900 million worldwide.