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


For the whole weekend, the indie film could have trouble hitting $1,000 - by far the worst showing for a movie with Spacey, 59.

Billionaire Boys Club, starring Kevin Spacey, made just $126 at the box office during its opening weekend.

In the wake of the scandal, the actor was sacked from the Netflix series House of Cards and Ridley Scott's All the Money In The World, where his scenes were cut and he was replaced by Christopher Plummer.

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 crime drama, which is based on a true story, follows a group of wealthy young men in 1980s Los Angeles who come up with a plan to get-rich-quick with a Ponzi scheme and also stars the likes of Ansel Elgort, Taron Edgerton, Jeremy Irvine and Emma Roberts. Opening in only ten cities, Billionaire Boys Club bowed with $126 on its first day in theaters and then went on to earn another $162 the next day, bringing its two-day total to $287. After sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin came out in light, the fate of the film was left in doubt.

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The accusations started in October when actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1985.

Back in June, Vertical Entertainment said the movie would be given a limited released in the United States in spite of the #MeToo allegations that effectively blackballed Spacey's career.

Billionaire Boys Club is the lowest box office day intake the actor has ever received.

"We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person's behavior-that were not publicly known when the film was made nearly two-and-a-half years ago and from someone who has a small, supporting role in Billionaire Boys Club-does not tarnish the release of the film", Vertical Entertainment said in a statement.

The Hollywood Reporter estimated that the movie had an average take of under US$13 at each cinema it was shown in - less than the cost of two seats based on the current U.S. average ticket price of US$9. In a statement at the time, Vertical said it was "neither an easy nor insensitive decision".