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We Now Know What Really Went Wrong With CatsWe Now Know What Really Went Wrong With Cats

Cats might have nine lives but the film adaptation of Cats was basically dead on arrival. Perhaps it sounds overly dramatic to declare Tom Hooper’s Cats a full-fledged cinematic calamity‚Ķ but at this point, the facts are rather indisputable. Now, after a few weeks in theaters, the film stands to lose a whopping $100 million for Universal. That’s even after its unprecedented theatrical re-release, which found the filmmakers attempting to “fix” the terrifying and ever-offputting CGI felines. Meanwhile, the studio quietly yanked Cats from its “For Your Consideration” page, effectively ending the film’s Oscar campaign before it had a chance to really begin. Don’t make us say it: The film is one serious cat-astrophe. Between its abysmal box office performance and wildly low Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s clear that audiences and critics really didn’t care for Cats… and just looking at the trailers, it’s not too hard to see why. […]

We Now Know What Really Went Wrong With CatsWe Now Know What Really Went Wrong With Cats

Cats might have nine lives but the film adaptation of Cats was basically dead on arrival. Perhaps it sounds overly dramatic to declare Tom Hooper’s Cats a full-fledged cinematic calamity‚Ķ but at this point, the facts are rather indisputable. Now, after a few weeks in theaters, the film stands to lose a whopping $100 million for Universal. That’s even after its unprecedented theatrical re-release, which found the filmmakers attempting to “fix” the terrifying and ever-offputting CGI felines. Meanwhile, the studio quietly yanked Cats from its “For Your Consideration” page, effectively ending the film’s Oscar campaign before it had a chance to really begin. Don’t make us say it: The film is one serious cat-astrophe. Between its abysmal box office performance and wildly low Rotten Tomatoes score, it’s clear that audiences and critics really didn’t care for Cats… and just looking at the trailers, it’s not too hard to see why. […]

Why Cats Bombed At The Box OfficeWhy Cats Bombed At The Box Office

Let’s all pay our condolences to Cats as it fades away to the Heaviside Layer. The film adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical finally hit theatres on December 20th, 2019, and audiences have been passionately avoiding the film ever since. Here’s what went wrong with Cats. Well, the box office numbers have rolled in for director Tom Hooper’s misguided movie-musical, and let it suffice to say, they aren’t exactly the cat’s meow. In fact, they’re absolutely abysmal. Initial box office estimates predicted that Cats would earn about $15 million on its opening weekend. But when the film opened – against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, no less – it pulled in a dismal $6.5 million domestically. That is to say, the box office returns were effectively in the litter box. Such numbers would be acceptable for, say, a limited-release art film. But it’s completely unacceptable for […]

Things Only Adults Notice In The Secret Life Of PetsThings Only Adults Notice In The Secret Life Of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets might technically be considered a kids’ film, but the story is so much fun that it appeals to grown-ups as well. Of course, watching a movie as an adult isn’t the same experience as watching it as a kid. Here are things that only adults notice in The Secret Life of Pets. There’s no doubt that Katie loves Max, but she’s not exactly the most responsible pet parent. Early in the story, we can see her biking with Max who is riding unsecured in a basket attached to the front of her bike. When you want to ride a bike with your dog in real life, they should always be safely harnessed in the basket. This will keep them secure so they don’t bounce out if you hit a bump in the road. And speaking of unexpected circumstances, Katie should obviously be wearing her helmet, […]