“Cats” Was a Major Box Office Flop

Taylor Swift in "Cats"

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed feline musical has clawed its way to a box office loss. 

Multiple outlets report that the big-screen adaptation of Cats directed by To Hooper is heading for a major box office loss. According to rival studio executives and based off a production cost of $90 million net, the film is bound to lose anywhere between $70-$100 million in theatrical losses. 

The film was off to a bad start even before it hit theaters with its use of CGI technology to turn its cast into felines. And so from the very beginning, the film never gained any traction in the box office, opening to a $6.5 million domestic debut. 

The film stars Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, and Idris Elba, who transformed into a tribe of furry felines.