Last night, Universal notified thousands of movie theaters across the country that they would be recieving a patched version of CATS that included improved visual effects.
On Friday — the opening day of #Cats — Universal notified thousands of theaters they will be receiving an updated version of Tom Hooper's troubled film with "some improved visual effects" https://t.co/VjUvfCSo90— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 21, 2019
This is considered an unheard of move by a movie studio post-release. Tom Hooper admitted at the film's first screening earlier this week that it was completed only hours before and that he still wanted to make more tweaks to it.
Theaters that get their films via servers will able to get the updated version tomorrow, while those that rely on hard drives will get them Tuesday.
Even with 'you must see it to believe it' kind of awful reviews, the film is flopping hard at the box office and is only expecting an $8 milion/4th place opening weekend.