It turns out that Cats can't have a little profitable box office run, as a treat.
Unfortunately it appears people still read film reviews; the cursed adaption of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Cats, is now a financial flop in addition to being a critical one.
Although it attracted viewers who wanted to see it simply because they’d heard it was so bad, it turns out the masochist demographic is not enough to turn a profit. Even James Corden, who stars as Bustopher Jones, admitted he hadn't seen the film but had heard it was "terrible".
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But it’s not a completely bleak outlook for Cats… Its combination of terrible reviews, gleeful patrons who declare that it transcends “good or bad” because it’s so deranged, and the bizarre mishmash of a-listers who appear in it mean it looks set to become a cult classic.
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