New Weinstein Company Film Grosses Just $742 During One-Day Theatrical Release

Tyler Durden's picture

Weinstein Co's panicked assurances that the firm is in good financial health aside, evidence of the financial fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal is finally beginning to emerge. And as it turns out, being exposed for tacitly condoning the behavior of an alleged sexual predator is really, really rough on the bottom line.

To wit, the Weinstein Co.’s first movie to be released since more than 50 women came forward to accuse former studio head Harvey Weinstein of sex crimes ranging from harassment to groping to assault grossed less than $800 during a one-day theatrical release, according to Variety.

While we don’t have the data handy, that’s got to be some kind of record – even when factoring in that it was a limited release. Making matters worse, the movie featured an all-star cast including Bella Thorne (who played the protagonist) and Jennifer Jason Leigh.  

Here’s Variety:

The Weinstein Company’s “Amityville: The Awakening” grossed a minuscule $742 total at 10 locations on Saturday, two weeks after the haunted house sequel began streaming for free on Google Play.


Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Morrison, and Cameron Monaghan star in “Amityville: The Awakening,” which was directed by Franck Khalfoun from his own script. It’s produced by TWC’s Dimension and Blumhouse.


The original 1979 movie “The Amityville Horror” is based on the 1974 events at a rural house in Amityville, N.Y., which became the site of one of the deadliest hauntings and grisliest murders in American history when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family. Jay Anson’s book “The Amityville Horror” detailed a family moving into the house in 1975 and leaving a week later due to paranormal activity.

The showing looks particularly paltry considering the 2005 remake of the original Amityville Horror  earned $108 million worldwide. In “Amityville: The Awakening,” Thorne’s teenage character’s family moves into the house unaware of its haunted past.

The Weinstein Co. had planned to release the movie several times since last year before scrubbing the release date. It announced on Sept. 21 — two weeks before the massive Harvey Weinstein scandal broke — that “Amityville: The Awakening” would be available for free exclusively on Google Play from Oct. 12 to Nov. 8 and have a limited one-day theatrical release on Oct. 28, Variety reported.

Here’s a suspenseful clip from the film featuring Thorne’s character:

Harvey Weinstein is presently the subject of no fewer than four criminal probes being conducted by the FBI, NYPD, LAPD and Scotland Yard. He recently completed a two-week stint in a $2,000-a-night Arizona rehab facility.

The firm was reportedly in talks to sell most of its major assets to Colony Capital, which is run by Trump friend and adviser Thomas Barrick Jr. Colony supplied an emergency cash infusion to the firm shortly after the New York Times published its original story exposing Weinstein’s history of harassing and assasulting women and covering his tracks with settlements and NDAs.

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Lumberjack's picture

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Sir Edge's picture

If this movie was TRULY BOYCOTTED because of the historic female abuse by Weinstein across the board... then GREAT... then this could be the start of people actually making waves... protesting where it REALLY hurts the elite in their pocket book... Bravo... 

Imgainie all of us standing up and boycotting all of it... imagine when it gets to Income Taxes... Oh.. Be Still My Heart... 

Cross fingers... 


IH8OBAMA's picture

And Loony Clooney was the director.  LOL

I hope they all lose tens of millions on this film and their reputations are ruined.


Shemp 4 Victory's picture

$742. But that's only 20 tickets.

Manthong's picture


Oy vey…

Mogul Schmogul.

WillyGroper's picture

next full feature film:  Revenge of the Goyim.

NoDebt's picture

Factoid:  The original film 'The Amityville Horror" used a house in Toms River, NJ for the house's exterior shots.  I only know this because my office back in the early 90s was about a block away from it.


boattrash's picture

And now, Brian Cranston says "Of course I wouldn't want the POTUS to fail".

One year ago, the cocksucker was on the "Never Trump, move to Canada list".

Seems he has a movie coming out soon....FUCK THEM ALL!

Normalcy Bias's picture

Countdown to Bella Thorne doing Porn: 3...2...1...

(It would make a helluva lot more money than this POS)

Racin Rabitt's picture

Wow. People who worked on the movie didn't even cajole their families into going.

boattrash's picture

Those family members were all home doctoring their asses...

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I know. Does that include popcorn and Coke sales?

Didn't Weinstein ejaculate into a pan of popcorn at some movie theater he owned? I wonder if that's effecting concession sales.



PT's picture

There!  Proof that US is not sexist and stands behind the victims.  ("Stands behind"?  Wrong choice of words?  Not if that is all they do.)
Despite Trump being in power, US citizenses boycotted naughty producer's movie therefore US citizenses good people, not sexist, and respect their ladies.  So that one is solved now, right?  Right???

Fish Gone Bad's picture

This former Disney actress turned future porn star had to go buy her own drugs this week. Apparently her dealer got arrested and a new guy didn't know who she was so wouldn't make a delivery (source:

Bella Thorne

shining one's picture

lol If you think the real "elite" who run your country as well as others, would be hurt finanicaly from abandoning a few movies you have NO idea what is really going on. (((They))) own ALL central banks, ALL the top corporations, ALL military industrialisation, etc.

HRH Feant2's picture

Streaming for free for two weeks on Google Play? Hahahahahaha.


skinwalker's picture

I have high hopes that there will come a day when all Hollywood films are met with equal disdain.

Lumberjack's picture

With all the remakes, Bollywould will take em over.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

I don't know. They say you'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

moorewasthebestbond's picture

The new company is gonna need a bigger casting couch!

HRClinton's picture

Ikea futons and Cosco pillows!

Per the new CFO.

Not if_ But When's picture

Harvey Weinstein's birth name was Harvey Jones.  He adopted the Jewish name and persona to take advantage of America's guilt over the holocaust so that people would flock to movies released by the Weinstein Company.  Maybe - check it out.  Also check out the rumor that the Weinstein Company will now become the Jones Company.


(Steve Munchin was executive producer = big investor for many films as well).                   CPL593H

CriticalUser's picture

Why would you invent such nonsense? Are you delusional?
His parents were Max Weinstein (1924–1976), a diamond cutter, and Miriam Weinstein (née Postel; 1926–2016).

The comment section is infected by baseless conspiracy crazyness that cast a shadow on the minority of LEGIT conspiracies, wich exist.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Damn, if it weren't for those baseless, crazy conspiracy theorists, then we wouldn't have an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by a mystery.

HRClinton's picture

That sounds like you're talking about the Russians.

Not if_ But When's picture

I SuRrEnDeR.  I must bow down to the most obvious response to my preposterous post.  I was just trying to post something in jest.

An art form that won't continue existing much longer as things are now going.    CPL593H

Tugg McFancy's picture

This isn't even a story. Dumping a film like this on a small amount of screens is common practice when it's a piece of shit.

Weinstein/Dimensional have done it plenty of times before.

WillyGroper's picture

played a bit better with the sony hack pos film.

HRClinton's picture

It may not be a story, but it may be clickbait that worked on you and me.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

So "straight to video" is really not always "straight to video." Sometimes it's "straight to one theater, pocket the $792, and then straight to video."

Weinstein probably tries to pick up girls at the one showing at a theater. I live in the Hinterlands, but I'm catching on.


Implied Violins's picture

Anyone know whether this story about De Niro and Weinstein partnering up to make an anti-vaxxer movie is true? I've seen the same story on several news outlets, but not one I totally trust:

If it IS true, it would make sense why (((they))) would oust Weinstein, as his downfall would also doom this movie, which - if properly done - could raise some serious questions about the Medical Industrial Complex.

Racin Rabitt's picture

Fuckin' Serious!? Like Hillary's movie buddies are sitting on some big vaccine secrets!

More likely, they know where Skippy the Wizard stashes his pizza and hot dogs when he's in LA.

buzzsaw99's picture

did any of you bitchez in that movie get groped?  be honest.

AgAuSkeptic's picture

Now that he is no longer a true 'liberal' the true box office earning can be released. If you are a 'liberal' media will multiply real earnings by 1000.

Make_Mine_A_Double's picture

Wankenstein should release ‘Secret Lives of Potted Plants’ - sure fire winner.

Sir Edge's picture

Do Not Support ANY of this companies movies... 

shovelhead's picture

I don't watch Fatty Arbuckles movies either...

Does that make you feel better?

alexcojones's picture

Why not make "the Harvey Weinstein Story" starring Kevin Spacey?

Sure to be a hit

HRClinton's picture

I don't see what the problem was with Weinstein's behavior.

Aren't you supposed to lech over and come onto every attractive puss in Hollyweird?

The Talmud says it's all Kosher to grab and bang Shickses all day and night. Expect on Friday night, when you have to attend a Seder. 

shovelhead's picture

Haha, I was waiting for Harvey to jump out waving his dick in the clip.

shimmy's picture

"Making matters worse, the movie featured an all-star cast including Bella Thorne (who played the protagonist) and Jennifer Jason Leigh. "


Yeah, look at that amazing cast! Full of A list actors! It is apparently a shitty movie (like almost everything these days from the Weinstein Company) based on ratings/reviews and I am sure the free streaming has zero to do with the low box office from ten whopping theatres. I'm also sure probably almost everyone having no idea this movie even existed had anything to do with it. Just all because of the Harvey shit.

Come on, ZH...people get enough bullshit from "mainstream" news sources that they don't need it here.

I saw at the imdb page that the Weinstein Company is releasing some movie next year from Michael moore about Trump secrets. With any luck the company will go under and Moore will die before that can be completed, if it already hasn't. Oh how I wish to wake up one day and read that fat fuck has died.

gregga777's picture

President Trump named him Sloppy Michael Moore.

Come On Puu See's picture


Sudden Debt's picture

The can't wait to put all these stories under a rock...

Karmageddon's picture

Fuck Hollywood...

Burn the entire industry to the ground and then salt the Earth. 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Unions probably killed (or will kill) Hollywood. It's too expensive to make movies. The expenses are so high that the producers feel they must make a "sure thing" low-risk movie, which is usually a re-make, a sequel, a prequel or a re-boot. If there were no work rules and pay requirements, a lot more movies - and a lot more creative movies - would be made. There would actually be a lot more opportunities for writers, directors, actors, cinemotographers, effects people, etc.

I will make a prediction  - the movie business (and TV business) will increasingly move out of California.



rejected's picture

Another post by Mickey and Company.

I don't give a shit if the asshole groped 1000 women,,, the chickenshits should have reported it then,  Other than forcible rape a male would have had the shit slapped out of him by the lady (forgive the term,,, ladies no longer exist) when I was growing up and that would have been the end of it. Not this weasel crap today, reporting crap that happened 50 years ago like Cosby. These females are like piranha. Poor little things never learned how to slap someone needing it.  Just whine, bitch and moan years later. OMG he looked at my boobs 27 years ago at college! OMG he touched my knee! OMG he came to the door in a bathrobe! OMG he slapped my ass 45 years ago, I swear!  Most of these broads are so ugly I wouldn't want within 50 yards of them much less touch the helpless creatures.

And this crap should be posted by the likes of National Enquirer where it belongs,,, not on a site where supposedly adults cater.

Dr. Acula's picture

>the chickenshits should have reported it

Sometimes they do. It doesn't work well when the police help cover it up, or worse, e.g. arrest the victim.


rejected's picture

So how did this story get out then?  Are you saying they could not have done the same back whenever it SUPPOSEDLY happened.

Are you going to believe every female that says they were treated inappropriatly 20-50 years ago?

And are these gals looking to put their victims in jail or are they sort of willing to take money. Because if they take money,,, it's legal eagle prostitution.