Despite the huge impact of the COVID pandemic on the film industry, the live action of ‘Tom and Jerry’ surprised the box office, surpassing the impressive $ 100 million worldwide.
In the United States, the feature film grossed $ 42.5 million. On the international market, there was US $ 58.8 million – including R $ 6.7 million in Brazil.
In total, the live action has already grossed $ 101.3 million at the global box office.
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The cast consists of Michael Peña, Chloë Grace-Moretz, Ken Jeong, Rob Delaney, Jordan Bolger and Pallavi Sharda.
Jerry the Rat lives inside the walls of a large New England country house, where he befriends the former owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique and comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple pass away and their house is put up for sale. When a young family moves in, Jerry is determined to scare them and not take back his house. The family quickly adopts a stray cat named Tom to help them get rid of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom and Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through teamwork, the two learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.
“Tom and Jerry” began as a series produced in short episodes, averaging seven and 10 minutes each. Between the 1940s and 1958, the Hanna-Barbera studio made 114 short films for MGM. With the worldwide success of animation, the duo ended up winning a real television series in 1975, called – initially – “The Tom and Jerry Show”.
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