Cats (2019 movie)

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Directed byTom Hooper
Screenplay by
Based on
Produced by
CinematographyChristopher Ross
Edited byMelanie Oliver
Music byAndrew Lloyd Webber
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • 16 December 2019 (2019-12-16) (Alice Tully Hall)
  • 20 December 2019 (2019-12-20) (United States and United Kingdom)
Running time
110 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Budget$80–100 million
Box office$76 million[2][3]

Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy movie based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The movie is directed by Tom Hooper—in his second feature musical following Les Misérables (2012)—from a screenplay by Lee Hall and Hooper. It stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward.

Cats was theatrically released in the United Kingdom and the United States on 20 December 2019, by Universal Pictures. The movie had very bad reviews from critics, with many calling it one of the worst movies of 2019.

The movie also became a box-office bomb, making $74 million on a budget as high as $100 million.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cats (U)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 16 December 2019. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. "Cats (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 31 December 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  3. "Cats (2019)". The Numbers. Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2020.