Woody Allen’s ‘Rifkin’s Festival’ film has low box office opening


Woody Allen’s latest film “Rifkin’s Festival” is bombing on the box office.

The comedy flick starring Gina Gershon and Wallace Shawn has the bottom opening of the 86-year-old filmmaker’s lengthy career, which tanked after he was accused of molesting his his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

“Rifkin’s Festival” is Allen’s forty ninth film thus far and solely made $24,000 on Friday and Saturday from 26 theaters, in accordance with the Wrap.

Landmark Theaters owns most of the cinemas that the film is being screened at. Their Los Angeles location grossed the best complete for the film with $2,300.

At the Quad Cinema, in New York City, the film solely grossed $1,600 over the weekend.

The plot follows a retired film professor (performed by Shawn) who goes together with his spouse (Gershon) to the San Sebastián Film Festival in Spain. Christoph Waltz and Elena Anaya additionally star.

The “Midnight in Paris” director’s 2017 film “Wonder Wheel” additionally earned pretty low box office outcomes. The Kate Winslet-led film earned simply $125,000 from 5 screens on its three-day opening weekend in 2017.

Allen’s film solely made $24,000 on Friday and Saturday throughout 26 theaters.
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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 revealed by the Wrap final November about why he’s nonetheless prepared to work with Allen.

“By the time of this open letter, I had appeared in five films directed by Woody Allen. These had been wonderful experiences for me, and I was thrilled to have participated in the work of such a marvelous filmmaker,” Shawn wrote on the time. “I felt a great respect for him — and a great affection.”

Shawn just lately spoke to Fox News about why he determined to pen the letter. “I feel it’s a terrible injustice that is happening in that Woody is not being honored and showered with gratitude for a lifetime of improving people’s lives by making wonderful films,” he mentioned.

Shawn and Gershon each defended Allen and defined why they might proceed to work with him.
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The “Princess Bride” actor continued, “I have deep sympathy, although they might not see it this way, even affection for all the Farrows, but I don’t actually think that Woody is guilty of the crime that he was accused of.”

“I know his daughter believes the story that she’s telling,” he aded. “She’s sincere in believing it, but I think it didn’t happen as she remembers it. I mean, the story that she tells, I don’t think it happened. So I do think it’s terrible that actors have turned their backs on Woody and denounced him. That’s why I wrote that article.”

Gershon then chimed in and mentioned she at all times needed to work with Allen.

“I didn’t even see the story,” the “Riverdale” actress defined. “I knew once I worked with him, I would end up doing a bigger part just because I’ve admired him and respected him. And he’s been such an inspiration, ever since I was younger and started acting.”