The first movie released by The Weinstein Company following multiple reports of sexual harassment against founder Harvey Weinstein was a box office bomb.
“Amityville: The Awakening,” starring Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Cameron Monaghan, grossed only $742 after opening in 10 theaters Saturday, according to Variety.
The movie, distributed by The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films, had a rough start after the Weinstein scandal. Variety reports it was supposed to premiere multiple times since last year before the movie was made available for free on Google Play on October 12th, with a one-day theatrical release on October 28th.
The movie is a sequel to The Amityville Horror and centers around paranormal activity in a house in Amityville, New York, where a man murdered his family. The 2017 movie stars Bella Thorne who moves into a new home with her family, and strange things happen. The film currently has a 20% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This news comes after a New York Times report the company lost its financial backup when a preliminary agreement for a cash infusion from a private equity firm Colony Capital broke down. The group allegedly found “more disorder than it had expected — and less value — once it started closely examining the studio’s assets.”
Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company this month shortly after The New York Times published its first report on his alleged sexual misconduct. Since then, he as comes under investigation by multiple police departments including NYPD, LAPD, and London for allegations of rape. Since then, he has sued The Weinstein Company for access to his work emails, which he claims has “information exonerating him,” which will protect him and the company from legal action, according to a report by Deadline.