James Franco has won a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award and a Gotham Award for playing loser Tommy Wiseau in “The Disaster Artist.”
But Franco’s accusations of sexual misconduct are now impacting the movie’s box office– and the awards don’t matter.
Thursday night’s numbers indicate a 28% drop from Wednesday numbers. The Thursday take was just $83,103.
The movie was already slowing down as it tries desperately to make $20 million. With the awards, A24 could have trotted out some ads. But now that the impact of the scandal has kicked in there should be a significant drop off over the weekend.
Of the five films Franco himself has directed, this is the first to make over $40,000–yes, forty thousand dollars. He’s pretty much squandered millions of investor dollars on badly made vanity projects up til now. And it’s from those movies–that usually feature gay or porn themes– that the many accusations have come.