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With 'Goat,' Nick Jonas guns for a piece of the box office to go with the top of the charts

With 'Goat,' Nick Jonas guns for a piece of the box office to go with the top of the charts

When Nick Jonas turned up at the Sundance Film Festival this year, the industry cognoscenti was perplexed. What, exactly, was the youngest Jonas brother doing so far from a stage and his legion of screaming fans? Was he hoping to score a free puffy jacket from a swag suite? Shredding some powder on the slopes? Hot tubbing with some snow bunnies?

“I kept getting asked, ‘Oh, what do you have going on?’ Why are you here, basically,” Jonas recalled.

He was there, of course, because he was in a movie: “Goat,” about two brothers whose relationship becomes strained as they rush a college fraternity. It’s a film that...

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