Kevin Spacey’s latest film earns only 126 dollars on opening day

Lewis Collier
August 19, 2018

Billionaire Boys Club was filmed back in 2015, before sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey were made public.

In October past year, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Kevin sexually harassed him when he was 14 and the star was 26.

The poor performance marks an unprecedented box office low for the Oscar victor, whose status as one of Hollywood's most revered talents was tarnished late past year after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations emerged against him. Directed by James Cox, Billionaire Boys Club also stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Kevin Spacey, Emma Roberts and Jeremy Irvine.

In the aftermath of this, Netflix announced that Spacey would be removed from the sixth and final season of House of Cards where he played the main character, Frank Underwood.

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The movie - a crime drama that also stars Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton - opened without fanfare in 10 theaters in select states across the USA on Friday, a month after first being released through video on demand.

The movie is based on the real Billionaire Boys Club, an infamous social club that convinced the sons of wealthy Southern Californian families to get rich quick with Ponzi schemes in the 1980s. That's only $12.60 per cinema - the average cinema ticket price is the U.S. is around $9, suggesting some screens had only one person, or even none, see the film. For the full weekend, Billionaire Boys Club could have trouble hitting $1,000, by far the worst showing of a film starring Spacey. It was decided that the film would be released on video on demand and was also given a limited theatrical release.

Following the public allegations against Spacey, Vertical Entertainment addressed the hard decision of moving forward with the film's release.

Distributor Vertical Entertainment said it made the decision to release Billionaire Boys Club as they did not think the "reprehensible allegations of one person's past" should be at the expense of the entire cast and crew.

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