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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Placido Domingo Gets Released with $80K

Despite the accusations, Fathom Events held the screening.


The concert picture of Placido Dominigo hasn't hit the right note at the weekend box office owing to the sexual misconduct by the legendary singer. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, 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.

Fathom decided to proceed with Saturday's event even after more women came forward last week. The distributor didn't immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the grosses.

Originally, Fathom said the pic, showcasing Domingo's 50th anniversary concert at Italy's Arena di Verona this summer, would play in more than 500 theaters.

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