“Cats” is really on life support, I am sad to say.
Tom Hooper’s eccentric musical film of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous show made around $2.1 million on Friday night. Add the $550,000 from Thursday previews, and they’re in dire straits.
It’s possible that “Cats” will make $7.5 million for the weekend. But even that seems like a high number now.
Not just bad reviews, but snarky, nasty ones are killing the project. No one can stop themselves from making puns. Cliches are flying faster than fur.
And yet, “Cats” is plenty entertaining, and worth a look. Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen are standouts. So are the ballet performers.
CGI fur? Cats with breasts? You’ll survive.