Clint Eastwood Suffers Worst Opening Weekend In Four Decades With ‘Richard Jewell’

Richard Jewell cost $45M to make, meaning it could end up costing millions in losses if it doesn’t pick up the pace in the coming weeks.The story centers on the real-life story of security guard Richard Jewell (played by Paul Walter Hauser), who found a pipe bomb at a stadium during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 but soon became the FBI’s prime suspect. He was later cleared of any wrongdoing, but his life was turned upside down in the media that followed.

Eastwood’s depiction of his story has come under fire for suggesting that the reporter who broke the story of the FBI investigation traded sex for information. Olivia Wilde plays Kathy Scruggs, a real-life reporter who died in 2001, who sleeps with Jon Hamm’s agent Tom Shaw in the movie.

Box Office Bust: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ Derailed by Apathy, Not Controversy


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