Shia LeBeouf’s New Film Brought In A Staggering $11.50 At The UK Box Office

While Shia LeBeouf is off creating incredible, powerful outsider art, his actual Hollywood films maybe aren’t doing so crash hot. His new war thriller Man Down opened in cinemas in the UK over the weekend, where it brought in a staggering £7 (about AU$11.50) – equivalent to one cinema ticket.

Someone sat in the cinema and watched the movie by themselves, taking home the staggering, incredible honour of being the only person to watch the film in a cinema in the entirety of the UK.

The movie – which was simultaneously released digitally for download and streaming – opened in one cinema in Burnley.
Man Down also stars Australian actor Jai Courtney and Gary Oldman, none of whom had the guts or courage to buy a ticket to their own movie in that fated Burnley cinema.

“Poor Shia, that opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something,” a senior media analyst at data company ComScore told the magazine.
The movie’s shithouse box office run has no doubt been affected by equally shithouse reviews – it’s sitting on a tidy 15% on Rotten Tomatoes right now. Now, I’d be the first to say that a Rotten Tomatoes score shouldn’t be your first and last call to find out whether or not to see a movie, but 15% is pretty lousy.
Presumably the media attention around the terrible box office return may stir some people into going to see it. Every cloud has a silver lining.
Source: Variety.
Photo: Shia LeBouef.