Following the reveal of a new version releasing to theaters, it’s been revealed just how much Cats made in the box office. Spoiler: It’s not looking good for the musical-based film.
In its opening weekend, the Working Title and Universal project made a meager $6.5 million in the domestic box office and around $10 million in total. The film is getting an update with improved graphics, but that’s about it, so it’s unlikely too many would go back to the theater just to sit through the same near-two-hour film with better graphics.
The launch of the first trailer caused a stir on the internet. Plenty of people saw the studio taking an uncanny valley approach to its character designs.
This is only the opening weekend, it isn’t impossible for a film to wind up getting more traction after its initial week, but all the film really had going in terms of originality is its celebrity cast.