Santa Ana Orange County Register
December 17, 1991
But in its first two weeks of release, the film grossed only $5.94 million â€” about a 10th of what the hit â€œThe Addams Familyâ€ pulledÂ in. Hollywood insiders have redubbed the movie â€œFor the Birds. â€™ â€™
According to an industry source, Fox Inc. CEO Barry Diller, who oversees both the movie studio and the TV network for Rupert Murdoch,Â blames Roth for this Thanksgiving turkey. And within the past two weeks, two high-placed studio execs associated with the movie have â€œ resigned.â€
A year ago, Roth was riding high with the surprise success of â€œHome Alone.â€ But Foxâ€™s recent releases â€” â€œDying Young, â€œ Dutchâ€ and â€œ Only the Lonelyâ€ – have died at the box office.
Fox denied the rumor that Roth’s head is on the chopping block.