Producers of "Deep Throat" had gone to court to block release of the biopic
“Lovelace,” the biopic based on the star of the iconic porn film “Deep Throat,” brought in a disappointing $184,000 in its limited 118-location theatrical debut.
That's an underwhelming $1,561 per-screen average for the movie, which stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace and also featured Peter Sarsgaard.
"Lovelace" had to withstand an 11th-hour legal bid by Arrow Productions, the company that owns the right to “Deep Throat,” to block its release.
Arrow last week sued producers the Weinstein Company and Millennium Films for $10 million over alleged copyright and trademark violations. However, a judge in New York federal court on Wednesday night rejected its request to block the release.
The suit claimed that the producers copped more than five minutes of the famed porn star's notorious vehicle and violated its trademarked rights to the name Linda Lovelace.
The news from online, where it was also released Friday, was better for the film from Weinstein’s Radius label. As of Sunday, "Lovelace" was No. 4 on the overall iTunes rental chart.