Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earned Just $126 Nationwide on Friday

Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earned Just $126 Nationwide on Friday

Unfortunately for the company and the other actors involved, it seems Spacey's billing very much hurt "Billionaire Boys Club".

Well, it seems their prediction was wrong.

The 2017 film Baby Driver, featuring Spacey in a major role, which was released before the sexual misconduct claims were made, grossed more than £16 million on its opening weekend at the box office.

According to the Guardian, the film was released in 10 theatres in the USA, a month after if was quietly released online.

This meant that the average earnings at each cinema was £9.90, which is less than the cost of two tickets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In wake of the sexual assault allegations facing Kevin Spacey, the fate of the film was, for a while, up in the air.

Kevin Spacey's career continues to suffer as his latest film, the crime-drama Billionaire Boys Club, took in a meager $126 after it debuted on Friday - opening in 10 theaters across the country.

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It was first released last month on Amazon Prime Video, DVD and other on-demand platforms, with distributor Vertical Entertainment explaining they made a decision to share the film despite the allegations against Spacey. The film version stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts, with Spacey in a supporting role as a Beverly Hills high-roller.

James Cox directed the film, which is based on the real-life Billionaire Boys Club that was active in southern California in the '80s - their get rich quick ponzi scheme collapsed in spectacularly bloody fashion.

Rent actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey had made a "sexual advance" on him when he was 14-years-old in October last year.

In a statement released to The Independent, the studio said they hoped the movie, which was made around two years ago, wouldn't be affected by the recent charges against Spacey.

"Billionaire Boys Club" marks one of the first times that someone accused of sexual harassment has had a starring role in a theatrical release.

"We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person's behaviour - that were not publicly known when the film was made nearly 2.5 years ago - do not tarnish the release".

"In the end", Vertical's statement said, "we hope audiences make up their own minds".

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