Weinstein’s First Post-Scandal Movie Only Grosses $742
Well if the laws of karma are working properly, which they usually do in some form or another, I would say this is the writing on the wall that Harvey Weinstein’s producing career is pretty much over. The first film released by The Weinstein Company following reports of sexual harassment and rape claims against founder Harvey Weinstein was a box office failure. His company released Amityville: The Awakening and so far, this film has made the record this year for the lowest grossing movie to be released with just $742 profit. I doubt that would even cover one lunch Weinstein used to have.
Amityville: The Awakening, starring Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Cameron Monaghan opened domestically in 10 theaters Saturday, according to Box Office Mojo. The film, distributed by TWC’s Dimension Films, had gone through a rocky release even beyond the Weinstein scandal. According to Variety, it was supposed to premiere multiple times since last year before the movie was made available for free on Google Play Oct. 12, with a one-day theatrical release on Oct. 28.
Weinstein’s scandal wasn’t the only factor impacting such low numbers but definitely was the last nail in the coffin. Not only was it shelved for two years, there was essentially no marketing put into the film’s release and the stars did no press to promote it. The horror flick is a follow-up to 1979′s “The Amityville Horror.” The 2017 movie follows a teenage girl (Thorne) who moves into the house with her family, and then of course, strange things begin to happen.
Bella Thorne Tweeted in desperation to get followers to go see the movie a few days ago:
Amityville is in theaters this weekend go look for it!!! And keep watching is one day only on Halloween so before you turn up go see it 😍
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) October 28, 2017
Last week, The New York Times reported the Weinstein company also lost its financial lifeline when a preliminary agreement for a cash infusion from private equity firm Colony Capital fell through. The group apparently found “more disorder than it had expected and less value once it started closely examining the studio’s assets.”
Weinstein was fired from TWC earlier this month shortly after The New York Times published its first damning report on his alleged sexual misconduct. Since then, he has come under investigation by the NYPD, LAPD and London police for additional allegations of rape. He apparently has sued TWC for access to his work emails, which he claims “contains information exonerating him” and will protect both him and the company from legal action. Yeah right!
Psychic Susan Z’s Reading
There are a lot of rotten tomato movies in the theaters and straight to video productions. I believe everyone was watching what this movie was going to do in the movie houses after the scandal, regardless of how badly it was promoted. Many producers have bad openings with low grosses but the fact this made headlines shows that Hollywood and the public is not going to forgive and forget or allow this predator’s actions to be swept under the rug.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com