Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?

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Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?
Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?

Multi-Starring Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, and Nicholas Hoult, The Garfield Movie had high hopes for Sony Pictures, but the film probably failed to live up to expectations. This animated film, which was released targeting the family audience, has lagged a little in expanding its reach. Although the low cost of the film is proving to be an immense factor in its box office verdict, it is still a setback for Sony Pictures because the production saw this film as a game changer in the animated world.

Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?

Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?
Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop? (ImageSource: Sony Pictures)

Sony Pictures’ animated comedy, The Garfield Movie, was released in the United States on May 24, 2024, in over 4,000 theaters alongside Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. It grossed $8.40 million on its opening day and $24.06 million on its opening weekend at the domestic box office (USA & Canada), which is good but still below the expected debut for the production and distributors. To date, The Garfield Movie has grossed $91.58 million domestically and $127.29 million internationally, bringing its global total to $218.87 million[s].

The Garfield Movie comes with a production price tag of $60 million, and compared to production cost, The Fatty Kitty performed well, but there is something that disappointed the makers. According to inside reports, Sony spent huge on marketing as it was intended to release on a massive level as a game changer in the animated world—4,000+ theaters is not a joke. Considering the screening and marketing, The Garfield Movie has failed to do outstanding at the box office, but still, labeled as a box office success for the makers and distributors due to its low cost. While some reports suggest it was a huge box office success, which is meaningless as the production cost is not the benchmark,

Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop?
Box Office: Is Garfield Movie a Hit or Flop? (ImageSource: Sony Pictures)

To become a properly successful film, it will have to earn at least $225 million, and currently, it is likely that the film will reach these numbers. Before its release, the production was expected The Garfield Movie to be a $300 million film, as the production targeted a family audience with a well-established cast. After a few weeks of release, it has been proven that the makers’ efforts have failed to live up to these numbers. The makers can now hope that a miracle happens for $300 million, but it is also a fact that the film does not even have good reviews to generate the required buzz.

In terms of word of mouth, The Garfield Movie has received mostly negative reviews from critics and the audience. On Rotten Tomatoes, it scored 36/100% based on 131 critics’ reviews, and on IMDB, it has received a 5.8/10 IMDb rating based on 9k+ votes.


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