The poor performance marks an unprecedented box office low for the Oscar victor, whose status as one of Hollywood's most revered talents was tarnished late past year after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations emerged against him.
Kevin Spacey's new film Billionaire Boys Club made a pitiful £98 on its opening day in cinemas, according to reports.
Sources told THR that the film, which opened in 10 theaters in select states, that the total marked "the worst showing of a film" starring Spacey. On average, that does not even amount to two movie tickets sold per theatre. Titles that debut first on VOD aren't generally big draws at the box office, but Billionaire Boys Club is faring particularly poorly.More news: Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters
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. Since then, many others, including several of Spacey's "House of Cards" colleagues, have accused the actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behavior.
Actor Anthony Rapp, 14 at the time, made the first allegations against Spacey - claiming that the actor made sexual advances on him when Rapp was barely a teenager.
Following the public allegations against Spacey, Vertical Entertainment addressed the hard decision of moving forward with the film's release.More news: Messi has special gift of clairvoyance: Coach Valverde
For reference, the top performing movie over the weekend was "Crazy Rich Asians", which took $25.2 million from 3,348 locations.
Distributor Vertical Entertainment said it made the decision to release Billionaire Boys Club as they did not think the "reprehensible allegations of one person's past" should be at the expense of the entire cast and crew.More news: Sanjay Bangar explains the dressing room’s reaction to Rishabh Pant’s six