Harvey Weinstein is currently on trial for sexual assault charges, but the notorious movie mogul — who has previously been convicted of sexual assault, and is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence — couldn’t help but celebrate his “She Said” weekend performance. You react.
“She Said” has received strong reviews and is generating awards buzz, but opened last weekend to $2.2 million, marking the worst wide release for a major studio film this year and a $30 million production. indicates a bad result for The film is based on the New York Times investigative report that helped oust Weinstein and sparked the #MeToo movement.
On Monday, after “She Said” opened in theaters, Weinstein’s spokesperson reached out. kind of Voluntarily released a statement on Weinstein’s behalf. He said Weinstein himself could not provide comment.
In the statement, Weinstein’s spokesperson was proud of the box office performance of “She Said” and praised Weinstein’s abilities as a film producer and distributor. The statement did not mention his ongoing criminal trial.
“The bombing of ‘She Said’ is no surprise,” said Weinstein’s spokesman, Judah Engelmeier. “Moviegoers want to be entertained, especially now. The details of the investigation, the #MeToo movement, the Weinstein story and the accusers, have been told over and over again over the last five years, and it’s clear that there’s It was paying less to watch. Harvey, the film’s producer and distributor, would have known that.
Universal did not respond kind ofRequest for comment on Weinstein’s statement.
“She Said” is based on the book of the same name by two reporters who broke the Weinstein story in the New York Times in 2017. Since that story, more than 100 women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct. Weinstein’s real-life survivors participated in the film, both on and off screen, to ensure an accurate and sensitive portrayal of the survivor’s story.
Weinstein is currently facing an additional 60 years in prison in Los Angeles where his criminal trial is pending, and he faces seven counts of sexual assault and battery. He is in the process of appealing his conviction in New York for which he was sentenced to 23 years in prison in 2020. He also faces additional charges in the UK