Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Budget: $85 million Financed by: Warner Bros; Village Roadshow
Domestic Gross: $43,585,753 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $68,898,011
Directed by: Brad Peyton
Christina Applegate
Produced by: Andrew Lazar

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore box officeThis belated sequel comes over nine years after its predecessor and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore was co-financed between Warner Bros and Village Roadshow for $85 million.  The two companies had a string of animated family fare that tanked, including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and Happy Feet Two.  Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore opened in a competitive summer box office frame and took in a weak $12,279,363 opening weekend — coming in behind Despicable Me in its fourth frame and just above Toy Story 3 in its seventh frame, when the Warner Bros distributed Inception led the weekend.  The sequel ended its US run with $43,585,753 which is less than half of its predecessor’s 2001 US gross, which did not have the benefit of 3D price gouging.  The film fared a bit better overseas, but the numbers weren’t strong enough to pick up the slack from the low US gross and it pulled in $68.8 million.  After theaters take their percentage of the gross, the worldwide numbers would leave WB and Village Roadshow with about $62 million, which would only cover most of the worldwide ad spend.