Latest Weinstein movie only brings in $742
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - It's been a horror show at the box office lately. The first movie put out by the Weinstein Co. since the ousting of disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein only took in $742 in a limited release.
"Amityville: The Awakening" played in an unusual Saturday-only engagement and only on 10 screens. That averages out to less than $75 a theater.
The theater release came two weeks after it was released on Google Play at no cost.
The 1979 original "Amityville Horror" grossed $86 million.
The number one film at the box office for the weekend was the eighth installment of the "Saw" series. Jigsaw took in more than $16 million but that was also considered a disappointing number.