If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t go see Kevin Spacey’s new movie, Billionaire Boys Club, at the theater this weekend.
How do we know this? Well, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the film made $126 when it opened across 10 theatres in the US on August 17. One hundred and twenty six. Dollars. In other words, the film grossed about $12 per theatre. That’s roughly the price of one movie ticket in the US nowadays. So, in total, approximately 10 actual human beings paid to see Billionaire Boys Club in a movie theatre when it came out on Friday. We’re guessing you weren’t one of them.
Based on the real life 1980s social club of the same name, Billionaire Boys Club was one of the last films Spacey completed before a number of sexual assault allegations against the actor came to light in 2017. Since then, Spacey was fired from his long-standing role in Netflix’s House of Cards and hastily replaced in Ridley Scott’s 2017 J. Paul Getty film, All the Money in the World, by the Canadian actor Christopher Plummer. Netflix also cancelled the release of a film about Gore Vidal, which starred Spacey as the famed writer. Read more