Woody Allen’s latest movie “Rifkin’s Festival” is bombing on the field workplace.
The comedy flick starring Gina Gershon and Wallace Shawn has the bottom opening of the 86-year-old filmmaker’s lengthy profession, which tanked after he was accused of molesting his his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
“Rifkin’s Competition” is Allen’s forty ninth movie thus far and solely made $24,000 on Friday and Saturday from 26 theaters, in keeping with the Wrap.
Landmark Theaters owns most of the cinemas that the film is being screened at. Their Los Angeles location grossed the very best complete for the movie with $2,300.
On the Quad Cinema, in New York Metropolis, the movie solely grossed $1,600 over the weekend.
The plot follows a retired movie professor (performed by Shawn) who goes along with his spouse (Gershon) to the San Sebastián Movie Competition in Spain. Christoph Waltz and Elena Anaya additionally star.
The “Midnight in Paris” director’s 2017 movie “Wonder Wheel” additionally earned pretty low field workplace outcomes. The Kate Winslet-led movie earned simply $125,000 from 5 screens on its three-day opening weekend in 2017.
Controversy has since surrounded Gershon, 59, and Shawn, 78, for his or her involvement in Allen’s film amid the sexual abuse allegations towards him, which he has denied.
Shawn wrote an open letter that was printed by the Wrap final November about why he’s nonetheless prepared to work with Allen.
“By the point of this open letter, I had appeared in 5 movies directed by Woody Allen. These had been fantastic experiences for me, and I used to be thrilled to have participated within the work of such a wonderful filmmaker,” Shawn wrote on the time. “I felt an awesome respect for him — and an awesome affection.”
Shawn lately spoke to Fox News about why he determined to pen the letter. “I really feel it’s a horrible injustice that’s taking place in that Woody shouldn’t be being honored and showered with gratitude for a lifetime of enhancing folks’s lives by making fantastic movies,” he stated.
The “Princess Bride” actor continued, “I’ve deep sympathy, though they may not see it this fashion, even affection for all of the Farrows, however I don’t really assume that Woody is responsible of the crime that he was accused of.”
“I do know his daughter believes the story that she’s telling,” he aded. “She’s honest in believing it, however I feel it didn’t occur as she remembers it. I imply, the story that she tells, I don’t assume it occurred. So I do assume it’s horrible that actors have turned their backs on Woody and denounced him. That’s why I wrote that article.”
Gershon then chimed in and stated she at all times needed to work with Allen.
“I didn’t even see the story,” the “Riverdale” actress defined. “I knew as soon as I labored with him, I’d find yourself doing an even bigger half simply because I’ve admired him and revered him. And he’s been such an inspiration, ever since I used to be youthful and began performing.”