Event was scheduled to take place Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Neeson’s film “Cold Pursuit” opened amid a series of media missteps.
After technical difficulties and copyright issues, the 1972 film is finally making its debut.
The film is slated to arrive in theaters this June.
The cancellation caps off a bad period of press for the actor.
Moviegoers stayed at home this weekend, with no film topping $10 million.
Screenings will be held at 250 AMC locations across the country.
The actor made his comments after “Black Panther” won the best cast award.
Jackson’s estate has described the film as “tabloid character assassination.”
Police say tensions are high ahead of the film’s world premiere.
“We didn’t actually run a campaign,” the writer-director says.
Spike Lee and his drama ‘BlacKkKlansman’ also had strong showings.