CatsVideoFest 2020 easily claims number one with more than $200k haul
Cats, the big screen musical, coughed up a fur ball at the box office in late 2019. But the real thing -- not the hybrid human-feline CGI variety -- are tiptoeing into the hearts of moviegoers.
CatVideoFest 2020, "a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos," took the top spot among documentaries in theatrical release over the weekend, earning $217,927 in its debut weekend. The nonfiction film played at 30 locations, for a per screen average of $7,264, according to audience tracker comScore.com.
CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need.
CatVideoFest is "culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses," according to the film's website. "CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area."
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.