The Weinstein Company released their first movie since the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal this weekend. Amityville: The Awakening was initially set to be released by the studio in 2015 but finally made its way to the big screen on Saturday, two weeks after it streamed for free on Google Play.
Despite the movie containing actresses and actors like Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Morrison, and Cameron Monaghan, and just in time for the Halloween holiday, it grossed a mere $742 domestically according to Box Office Mojo.
However, Weinstein’s scandal isn’t the only reason why the new movie had such low numbers.
The movie was put on the shelves by the studios for two years, and there was hardly any marketing or press to promote it. Be that as it may, $742 is quite possibly the worst performance by a movie ever.
He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017
Other films which performed horribly this year included Charlie Hunnam’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword as well as Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in The Shell.
As you may already know, The New York Times and the New Yorker published exposé’s detailing thirty years of alleged sexual assault, rape, intimidation, and coercion against the disgraced producer.
Since then, many A-list celebrities have spoken out against Harvey including, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, Daryl Hannah, Minka Kelly, and others.
Celebrity Insider reported that Kevin Smith – the director who has in the past claimed Weinstein gave him his career – will donate all of the residual funds from his Weinstein-produced films to Women in Film, an organization dedicated to gender equality in the movie industry.
During a live performance of his podcast, Kevin stated that his entire career is “wrapped up” in something terrible. You can see his tweet addressing the scandal above.