Harvey Weinstein’s camp says poor box office opening for #MeToo drama She Said ‘is not a surprise’ and disgraced producer ‘would have known that’
- The $30 million budget movie made $2 million in its opening weekend.
- Weinstein’s spokesman says history has repeated itself and “wasn’t worth paying to see here”
- Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 for a rape conviction.
- He faces up to 60 years in prison in an ongoing rape trial in Los Angeles.
The Harvey Weinstein camp has gloated over the poor $2.2 million box office opening for She Said, the drama examining the New York Times investigation that led to the #MeToo movement and the simultaneous downfall and conviction of the fallen film producer in misfortune.
Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein’s spokeswoman, 70, approached Variety Monday with a statement, saying Weinstein could not comment personally.
“The bombing of the film She Said is not a surprise,” Engelmayer said. “Movie viewers want to be entertained, especially now.
The latest: Harvey Weinstein’s campaign has gloated over the poor $2.2 million box office opening of She Said, the drama examining the New York Times investigation that led to the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 70, was photographed last month in court at his rape trial in Los Angeles.
‘The details of the investigation, the #MeToo movement, the story of Weinstein and the accusers, have been retold over and over again these past five years and it’s clear there was little worth paying to see here. Harvey, the movie producer and distributor, would have known.
The film, which had a production budget of $30 million, follows the investigation of reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor (played respectively by Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan) who broke the story about the allegations against Weinstein in the fall of 2017.
In the midst of the story’s publication, more than 100 women emerged to accuse the once-powerful producer of sexual misconduct.
The film included on-screen and off-screen contributions from survivors of Weinstein’s misconduct.
Moderator Joe Utichi spoke with Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan and the film’s director Maria Schrader at a panel for Deadline in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play the respective roles of Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor in the film.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 in connection with convictions of third-degree rape in 2013 and forcible oral sex in 2006. Pictured in 2020
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison in New York in 2020 in connection with convictions of third-degree rape in 2013 and forced oral sex in 2006.
The New York City native, who produced movies like Shakespeare in Love, Silver Linings Playbook and Pulp Fiction, became the focal point of the #MeToo movement when he was accused of sexual misconduct amid explosive set pieces from the New Yorker Y The New York Times.
He is currently involved in a criminal trial regarding allegations of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles, where he faces up to 60 years in prison. Last week, prosecutors closed his case after a month of testimony from 44 witnesses.