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WEINSTEIN: “THINGS CAN TURN AROUND REALLY FAST”

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is celebrating his return to the upper echelons of movie moguldom after years of failure following his departure from Miramax and Disney in 2005, interrupted only by the success of Inglourious Basterds in 2009. Today’s (Tuesday) Los Angeles Times observed that The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech, which was the big winner at Sunday night’s Oscars, is expected to produce $75-100 million in profits from box office, home entertainment and television sales. “That would be a windfall for a company that not too long ago was skating on thin ice,” the newspaper commented. It quoted Weinstein as saying, “The great thing about the movie business is if you are smart and focused, things can turn around really fast.” Weinstein confirmed that he will be releasing a PG-13 version, removing portions of a scene in which the stuttering king is encouraged to shout obscenities as part of his speech therapy.