When movie star Shia LaBeouf isn't spending his time protesting Trump's presidency by livestreaming leftists in a zombie-like state chanting "He Will Not Divide Us," the Disney Channel alumnus is out doing what he actually has a talent for – acting on the silver screen.
But, as with most of his films since Transformers and Fury, the actor has once again chosen a project that audiences don't care about.
Case in point, as Variety reports:
“Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia LaBeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.
“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”
The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.
The film, which also stars Gary Oldman and Kate Mara, currently holds a 15 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 3.8 out of 10 from the critics. The audience score is at 64 percent.
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Variety attempted to throw Shia a hopeful bone by speculating that the film's potentially record-setting box office receipts might actually "raise attention for the low-profile picture," a thought Dergarabedian also offered, saying, "There could be a silver lining to those seven pounds."
But then again: