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FILE - In this March 7, 2012 file photo, U.S film producer and movie studio chairman Harvey Weinstein during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, the same day as Weinstein received, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. French President Emmanuel Macron says Sunday Oct. 15, 2017 that he wants to revoke Harvey Weinstein's Legion of Honor award after the wave of accusations of sexual harassment and abuse against the Hollywood titan. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

The Weinstein Company's first post-scandal movie grossed $742



The Weinstein Company’s first movie following the scandal surrounding co-founder Harvey Weinstein performed poorly at the box office last weekend, according to Variety.

Variety on Sunday reported that "Amityville: The Awakening" grossed a paltry $742 total at 10 locations the day before.

The Weinstein Company had previously planned to release the movie several times last year before scrapping the release date.

The firm then announced on Sept. 21 that the film would be available for free exclusively on Google Play from Oct. 12 to Nov. 8, as well as a limited one-day theatrical release on Oct. 28.

More than 50 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
Over two weeks have passed since the story first broke.
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The Weinstein Company’s announcement came two weeks before multiple women accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting and harassing them.

Weinstein has since been fired from the company he co-founded, and dozens of women have leveled such allegations against him.

The original 1979 movie "The Amityville Horror" is based on gruesome events in Amityville, New York five years earlier.

Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot all six members of his family, and author Jay Anson then wrote "The Amityville Horror" in 1975, detailing a family’s paranormal struggles after entering the home.

Anson’s book was adapted for the 1979 movie, which became a hit after grossing $86 million worldwide.

MGM’s 2005 remake, meanwhile, took in $108 million before the release of "Amityville: The Awakening" this year.

Actress Bella Thorne plays a teenage character in "Amityville: The Awakening" whose family moves into the storyline’s haunted house without realizing its notoriety.

Thorne’s character and others played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Morrison and Cameron Monaghan are then menaced by a demonic entity.

The accusations against Weinstein have additionally inspired the #MeToo campaign on social media.

Scores of women around the world have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the phenomenon.

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