Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Earns $126 On Opening Day

Lawrence Kim
August 20, 2018

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 a year ago after a slew of sexual misconduct allegations emerged against him.

Kevin Spacey's new movie Billionaire Boys Club is in theaters now, but barely anyone is interested in seeing it.

So far, more than a dozen men have come forward and claimed that Spacey committed some sort of sexual crime or misconduct against them, with some of them alleging the acts happened when they were minors.

Billionaire Boys Club is the lowest box office day intake the actor has ever received. The film suffers from not being released in Los Angeles or NY, instead opting for a quiet release in cities scattered across the US such as Phoenix, Detroit, New Orleans, Miami and Hartford.

"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", said Vertical.

The final box office haul for the weekend had not been released as of press time.

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey last October of sexually harassing him in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. The budget for the movie was $15 million.

Unfortunately for the company and the other actors involved, it seems Spacey's billing very much hurt "Billionaire Boys Club".

No such changes were made however to the true-life drama Billionaire Boys Club, based on the real story of a Ponzi scheme run by a group of rich kids in 1980s LA.

The movie was the last project he filmed before being accused of sexual assault by dozens of young men in the United States and the United Kingdom since the 80s. The film version stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts, with Spacey in a supporting role as a Beverly Hills high-roller.

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