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Kevin Spacey's Movie 'Billionaire Boys Club' Made Only $126 on Opening Night at the Box Office

Updated on August 20, 2018
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The movie Billionaire Boys Club made only $126 on opening night at the box office this weekend. That is a very low amount, but it is not surprising. Most people think the main reason is because disgraced Kevin Spacey is in the film.

The film is based on the real-life Billionaire Boys Club that made headlines in Southern California in 1983. The investing and social club was made up of wealthy boys from Harvard School for Boys in Los Angeles. The focus was on get-rich-quick schemes.

Spacey has a small role as real-life Beverly Hills high-roller Ron Levin. That was the last movie the actor starred in before sexual assault allegations surfaced last October that dated back more than 30 years ago, according to The Guardian.

It is very unfortunate that Billionaire Boys Club tanked at the box office because of Spacey's small role when other celebrities are included. The cast consisted of Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson and Billie Lourd. However, their roles were not enough to cause the film to have a better ranking.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the crime-drama that opened in 10 United States cities was a box-office failure because of the allegations against disgraced Kevin Spacey. The film premiered first on premium VOD last month. Most of the movies that are shown first on VOD don't usually do well at the box office. This film did worse than any others.

Billionaire Boys Club opened on Friday, August 17, 2018, in movie theaters in selected states in the US. The film isn't playing in two major cities like New York or Los Angeles. The total for the weekend was less than $500. On Friday, the film took in only $126. On Saturday, the two-day total had risen to $287. At the end of the weekend, the total was a meager $425.

Each location averaged only $53. That means fewer than six people bought at $9.27 ticket in the individual locations. This was the worst rating of Spacey's long acting career.

Fate of the Film

Vertical Entertainment went ahead and released the film thinking it would still do well because of Spacey's small role. Besides, the film was made two and a half years ago before the allegations were made public. Officials hoped Spacey's reputation would not cause the film to flop, but it did.

The low turnout of the film was because people had not forgotten the scandal of Spacey. When he was accused by several men in the United States and England, the 59-year-old disgraced actor was fired immediately from the Netflix series House of Cards. He was also pulled from All the Money in the World and replaced by Christopher Plummer. Some of the scenes had to be shot over.

Other Films at Box Office

Even though the movie Billionaire Boys Club tanked at the box-office, there were other movies that did very well this weekend. The romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians made $25,235,000. It is the first major Hollywood film that features an all-Asian cast since 1993's The Joy Luck Club. That film left Kevin Spacey's movie behind in the dust.

The next highest money making movie this weekend was the science fiction thriller film The Meg. It made $21,150,000.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 months ago from Richmond, VA

      FlourishAnyway, Yes, I agree that the producers made an unwise decision to keep Kevin Spacey in the film after the news about him came out. Making only $126 at the box office is embarrassing. It should teach them a lesson as you stated.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      The director and producer of this film should have made an ethical decision to remove Kevin Spacey from the film given what came out about him. I'm glad that finances taught them a lesson where their moral compass failed them. This has to be the biggest flop in movie history, unless it bounces back tremendously.

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