PITTANCE

Kevin Spacey’s Film Tanks On Opening Day, Only Earning $126

Kevin Spacey’s new film Billionaire Boys Club performed abysmally Friday during its opening day at the box office, earning only $126, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The following day, Saturday, it only earned $162. The Reporter notes that in some theaters, ticket sales would suggest that only one person showed up—and the highest sales at any theater Friday was $45. The film, which also stars Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton, details the life of Beverly Hills high-rollers. But after Spacey was accused of sexual assault by multiple people in the U.S. and England, and was subsequently fired from Netflix’s House of Cards, the film’s future was thrown into jeopardy. The film’s distributor, Vertical Entertainment, eventually decided to release it on video on demand and in cinemas—but not in New York or Los Angeles. The film’s earnings stand in stark contrast to those of the weekend’s box office winner, Crazy Rich Asians, which grossed $25.2 million in this weekend’s debut.