Following allegations of sexual misconduct towards an underage boy, Kevin Spacey’s profession has hit an all-time low. The star’s newest movie, “Billionaire Boys Membership” opened to a staggeringly low $126.
The movie, which co-stars Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton, was launched on VOD final month and opened in simply eight theaters over the weekend, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. The movie suffers from not being launched in Los Angeles or New York, as a substitute choosing a quiet launch in cities scattered throughout the U.S. resembling Phoenix, Detroit, New Orleans, Miami and Hartford.
The outlet notes that the movie opened to only $126 on Friday, solely incomes one other $162 for Saturday. At this fee, the movie’s full weekend field workplace report may have problem simply scratching $425. Factoring within the common ticket worth in the US, an estimate of solely six folks confirmed up in every cinema over the weekend to see the movie.
For reference, the highest performing film over the weekend was “Loopy Wealthy Asians,” which took $25.2 million from three,348 places.
As beforehand reported, Spacey was accused by “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp of creating a sexual advance on him when he was 14-years-old and Spacey was 26. The accusations led to authorities in Los Angeles and London to open investigations into the actor. Since then Spacey, now 59, has not solely been staying out of the limelight, however is being saved out of the limelight.
He was fired from Season 6 of his standard Netflix sequence “Home of Playing cards,” which can be ending after one remaining season with out him. Moreover, he was changed by actor Christopher Plummer within the movie “All of the Cash within the World” after the allegations got here out. That makes “Billionaire Boys Membership,” of which he has a supporting function, Spacey’s first foray into the general public life for the reason that allegations.
In keeping with Leisure Weekly, the studio that produced the movie, “Vertical Leisure, launched an announcement about Spacey’s involvement, urging followers to keep in mind that it was made previous to the allegations turning into public.
“We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to 1 particular person’s habits — that weren’t publicly recognized when the movie was made virtually two-and-a-half years in the past and from somebody who has a small, supporting function in ‘Billionaire Boys Membership’ — doesn’t tarnish the discharge of the movie,” the assertion learn. “In the long run, we hope audiences make up their very own minds as to the reprehensible allegations of 1 particular person’s previous, however not on the expense of the complete forged and crew current on this movie.”
The movie chronicles the real-life membership of the identical title that made headlines in Southern California through the 1980s when a get-rich-quick scheme turned sideways on the high-rolling folks concerned. Spacey performs real-life investor and con-man Rob Levin within the movie.