Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
- Directed By: Brad Peyton
- Written By: Ron J. Friedman, Steve Bencich
- Release Date: July 30, 2010
- Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
- Cast: James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate
Box Office Info:
|Budget: $85 million||Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow|
|Domestic Box Office: $43,585,753||Overseas Box Office: $68,898,011|
This belated sequel comes over nine years after its predecessor pulled in $200.6M worldwide. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore was co-financed between Warner Bros and Village Roadshow for $85 million. This cash grab of a movie was converted from 2D to 3D a few months before its release for premium price gouging. WB and Roadshow had a string of animated family fare that tanked, which started off with Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and followed by Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and Happy Feet Two.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore was dated for July 30, 2010 and bowed against Dinner for Schmucks and Charlie St. Cloud. It would also have competition with holdover animated fare Despicable Me and Toy Story 3. Reviews were terrible and tracking was pointing to an opening near $20M. There was speculation that it could pull in far less due to the first installment mostly being a forgotten throwaway kids film from almost a decade earlier and indeed that was the case. Cats & Dogs 2 flopped with $12,279,363 — placing #6 for the weekend led by the WB pic Inception. The sequel declined 43.8% to $6,902,116 the following frame and closed its domestic run with $43,585,753 — which is less than half of its predecessor’s US gross.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore also saw diminishing returns overseas (Part 1 pulled in $107.3M) and it cumed $68.8M. After theaters take their percentage of the gross, the worldwide numbers would leave WB with about $62M, which would not even cover the global P&A expenses.