Disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has responded to “She Said” bombing at the box office during its opening weekend.
The film, which hit theaters on Friday, follows the two New York Times reporters brought to light sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein in 2017.
The $30 million production only grossed $2.2 million in its opening weekend — one of the biggest letdowns for a major studio film release this year.
But Weinstein’s spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer, said the 70-year-old convicted rapist could’ve predicted that.
“The film ‘She Said’ bombing isn’t a surprise,” Engelmayer told Variety. “Movie watchers want to be entertained, especially now. Details of the investigation, the #MeToo movement, the story of Weinstein and the accusers, has been told over and over again these past five years and it is clear that there was little worth paying to see it here. Harvey, the film producer and distributor, would have known that.”
Weinstein, who is already sentenced to 23 years behind bars for convicted rape, did not address his ongoing trial.
Meanwhile, Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial continues. He faces seven counts of rape and sexual assault, which could lock him up for an additional 60 years if found guilty.
His longtime collaborator, director Quentin Tarantino, recently addressed why he didn’t speak to the abuser “man-to-man” like he wished he had.
“The reason I didn’t [say something to Weinstein] was because that’s a real hard conversation to have,” he told Chris Wallace. “I felt it was pathetic. I felt what he was doing was pathetic and I didn’t want to deal with his pathetic-ness.”
Tarantino doubled down on his previous statement that he was aware of some of Weinstein’s bad behavior, but did not know it included allegations of sexual harassment and assault.