Kevin Spacey's Billionaire Boys Club earns $126 on opening day

Lawrence Kim
August 19, 2018

The film comes after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance against him when he was 14. Following the publication of Rapp's story, many other men came forward to make more Sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

The film was quietly opened in America on Friday, on only ten screens across the country, and it made a miniscule $126 on its opening day. He was also removed from the film All the Money in the World, with his role recast and scenes reshot with his replacement, Christopher Plummer.

Billionaire Boys Club was the last film the actor made before sexual assault allegations dating back more than 30 years began to surface against him last October. That's only $12.60 per cinema - the average cinema ticket price is the USA is around $9, suggesting some screens had only one person, or even none, see the film. Hollywood Reporter state that Billionaire Boys Club the film could struggle to hit $1,000 across the full weekend.

It was first released last month on Amazon Prime Video, DVD and other on-demand platforms, with distributor Vertical Entertainment explaining they chose to share the film despite the allegations against Spacey.

Released on VOD last month, the film is not now showing in NY or Los Angeles but can be seen in a few cities such as Miami, New Orleans, and Phoenix.

The crime drama is based on a real-life investing and social club of the same name that made headlines in California in the 1980s when the group was exposed as a Ponzi scheme in the course of two high-profile murder trials.

Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson and Billie Lourd are also in the film.

But Spacey's role in Billionaire Boys Club wasn't scrapped - its distributor Vertical Entertainment told TheWrap that they hoped the "distressing allegations pertaining to one person's not tarnish the release".

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