It appears Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. are continuing to take “L’s” left & right.
According to reports, the release of the production company’s first film following the sexual allegations against the former co-owner of Weinstein Co. generated a meagre $742 at the box office.
Reportedly, ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ starring Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Morrison and Cameron Monaghan, opened in just 10 locations, two weeks after being released for free on Google Play.
The box office numbers are a far cry from the films original 1979 release which generated $86 million.
The film is based on true events that took place in 1974 at a rural house in Amityville, N.Y., which became the site of one of the deadliest hauntings and murders in American history when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family. He blamed the ‘devil’ for his heinous acts and paranormal activity that took place in the house.
The film was shot a few years ago with its first trailer release in 2015, according to reports. However, the release date kept getting pushed back leading up to the company’s founder Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal.
Furthermore, the company is on the verge of facing bankruptcy according to TMZ.
Despite the anticipated release of the film, it’s not entirely clear if the poor box office numbers were the result of the backlash the company has received.
Since the allegations against Harvey, he’s been fired from the company’s board, more women have come out accusing the film producer of rape, and the hashtag #MeToo started with more women coming out as sexual assault victims.
Amityville: The Awakening past and present.
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