Box Office: Placido Domingo Film Flops With $80K Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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A concert pic celebrating the career of Placido Domingo hit a sour note at the weekend box office amid allegations of sexual misconduct by the legendary opera singer.

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The Placido Domingo Gala earned an estimated $80,295 from 284 theaters across the U.S. for a location average of just $282.70, according to those with access to grosses.

 

That’s far less than similar offerings from distributor Fathom Events, such as live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, and marks one of the lowest showings of the 73 screenings hosted by Fathom so far this year. The figure, along with theater count, could come in higher once final grosses are calculated on Monday.

 

Fathom announced the Placido Domingo Gala in early August, just days before a report by the Associated Press detailed how Domingo allegedly tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by promising job opportunities and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances.

 

The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts can bring in huge grosses for Fathom; a Saturday screening of Tosca last year generated $2 million.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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