Shia LaBeouf‘s new film Man Down will end it’s week-long run in the United Kingdom after extremely dismal sales.
The film—which follows the actor as a U.S. soldier returning home from Afghanistan who is suffering from PTSD—sold one, single ticket during it’s opening day in the U.K. In all fairness, it only opened in one theater (a branch of the Reel Cinema chain in the town of Burnley) and has only been shown once a day.
Since then, it’s garnered a 200-percent box-office leap as two more people bought tickets in the days to follow.
“I think we’ve sold three tickets in total,” a manager at the movie theater told The Hollywood Reporter. “[We haven’t] experienced anything like it before.”
Thus, the cinema will stop showing the movie Thursday, and the film will max out after earning a measly $26.
Poor Shia LaBeouf. Having your new movie open in the U.K. and only earn $26 is not the best look if we’re being completely honest here. I’m no mathematician nor do I claim to work in the movie industry, but I do not think this movie earned it’s money back in the United Kingdom.
Honestly, this might be a blessing in disguise though, as no press is bad press. This story is obviously going to get around that this movie only earned $26 in the United Kingdom which will at least stir a few thousand people to try and see the film. Even if the movie only makes its way to Netflix, at least people will be watching it.
To be honest, I doubt Shia LaBeouf even knows this movie came out, nor does he remember filming it, so technically, this never happened and this is all fake news.