Films 'Dumb and Dumber To' and 'Daddy's Home' Financed With Stolen Cash, Feds Say

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jun 16, 2017
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The federal government has claimed the movies "Dumb and Dumber To" and "Daddy's Home" were financed with illicit cash stolen from a Malaysian bank, and wants to seize the movie rights, including any profits, from the films, on top of those from "The Wolf of Wall Street," which had already been named as being financed from the same heist, according to CNN Money. Federal authorities are claiming that corrupt officials and financiers, between 2009 and 2015, stole $4.5 billion from 1Malaysia Development Berha and laundered the money through a series of shell companies. This money, according to CNN, was then used to finance "The Wolf of Wall Street" and the far less successful "Dumb and Dumber To" and "Daddy's Home." The studio, Red Granite, has denied receiving any illicit cash. 

Dumb and Dumber To had a budget of $40,000,000 and made $169,837,010 worldwide. It scored a 36 on Metacritic. Daddy's Home had a budget of $50,000,000 and made $240,360,392 worldwide. It scored a 42 on Metacritic. 

Beyond movie rights and profits, the government is also seeking to seize: 2.5 million shares of stock in the tech startup Palantir; paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet; diamond jewelry; real estate in New York and Beverly Hills, California; and a 300-foot luxury yacht valued at more than $260 million. 

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