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Bomb? Sleeper hit? What do you think?

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I don't think there's any middle ground with this movie. Either it BOMBS or it becomes a Miserables-sized hit.

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Everyone is talking about it on twitter right now (for good or bad)

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It's one of the most watched broadway musicals, no?

But it looks atrocious.

So... who the hell knows.

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Barrabás wrote:
I don't think there's any middle ground with this movie. Either it BOMBS or it becomes a Miserables-sized hit.


Les Mis is a much more well-known story.

Thinking a little lower than Mamma Mia 2.


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I'm going to assume most people reacting to it negatively have no idea what Cats is beyond being a Broadway musical. I don' think the footage itself looked bad. It just would have been preferable to have gone with costumes for the characters over the glaring CGI.

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Ngl I audibly cackled when the first cat person's face appeared.

This is going to give nightmares to every 8 year old that sees the trailer before another movie.

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I think it will do decent. 100m+ but no huge breakout. Probably less than ales Mis.

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Never saw the musical so not sure what’s happening in that trailer but Hudson is nailing that song

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How big of a role does Taylor have? My interest begins and ends there.


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Best comment I saw on Youtube:

"I think we all owe Sonic an apology."

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How big of a role does Taylor have? My interest begins and ends there.

As far as I can tell, not very big in the original show but I bet they beefed it up for the movie.

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Best comment I saw on Youtube:

"I think we all owe Sonic an apology."

:funny:


Agree with that :P.


This looks HORRIBLE. And I like musicals. Never want to watch it unless I hear it's hilariously bad then maybe with friends for a laugh.

Maybe a 60 Million or so gross? Most comments on it are bad but whatever fans the show has will probably show up for it. I've heard the show is bad though so I don't know how it has even lasted so long.

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I am wondering how much of the WTF-ness may pique people's interest, but I assume most of those people would just as soon opt for streaming.


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zwackerm wrote:
Flava'd vs The World wrote:
How big of a role does Taylor have? My interest begins and ends there.

As far as I can tell, not very big in the original show but I bet they beefed it up for the movie.
:( Maybe it isn’t Cats, but I feel like she could be the lead in a big musical movie. I would watch it.


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I'm going with 125 to 150 million. Holiday legs can be good to crappy musicals and the uncanny valley.


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I was wondering how they were gonna pull this off... looks rough.

It'll probably do decent with its date but probably not much over 100m. Not familar with the music but maybe that'll make the film work?


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I saw the trailer in front of TLK today expecting the absolute worst, but honestly it seemed like the majority of the crowd was really into the trailer. The kids in the audience had the most vocal reactions, but none of them sounded like they were creeped out or scared by it by it at all. That being said I still have no idea how well this will do. Anywhere from $70M to $100M sounds about right, although if it ends being a real crowdpleaser with great reviews those holiday legs should carry it even higher.


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The past 7 or so years have shown that there is a big audience for musicals during the holidays. This looks weird but it also looks outlandish and unique enough to seem like an event. I think it will do $125m+ unless reviews/reaction is bad.

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Yeah of reviews are good it can do North of $150m. There's a large audience for musical events these days so this one has generated enough buzz/curiosity (yes even if negative/mixed) that it should resonate at Christmas.

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This could end up playing like The Greatest Showman: flop opening and great legs through the holidays and into the desolate wasteland of January.

I know almost nothing about Cats: The Musical. Is this something that tourists ate up on Broadway? It feels like something that plays up to people in town and who want to see a big broadway musical but don't know any actual good broadway musicals, so they see a name they recognize. If that's true, I'm sure this will play to the same crowd, as they won't be the same people that commented online about how awful it looks.

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Mister Ecks wrote:
This could end up playing like The Greatest Showman: flop opening and great legs through the holidays and into the desolate wasteland of January.

I know almost nothing about Cats: The Musical. Is this something that tourists ate up on Broadway? It feels like something that plays up to people in town and who want to see a big broadway musical but don't know any actual good broadway musicals, so they see a name they recognize. If that's true, I'm sure this will play to the same crowd, as they won't be the same people that commented online about how awful it looks.

The show is just a series of almost unrelated scenes of cats describing themselves and then at the end one of the cats goes to heaven. Because there’s only room in cat heaven for one cat apparently.

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I also have no idea what Cats is about but I do recall in the 80s seeing ads for productions here in Oz and it was a big deal. Up there with Les Mis and Phantom.

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I remember it was the 90's when the musical came to Hong Kong. The song "Memory" was very memorable. But Les Mis and Phantom of the Opera had more staying power in popular culture in HK, probably because they are classic stories.


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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
How big of a role does Taylor have? My interest begins and ends there.

If they go by the musical, her character is actually pretty significant in a narrator capacity, but it’s not a dynamic part.

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