According to The Hollywood Reporter,
“The film posted opening-day earnings of just $126 from eight locations. Four additional cinemas reported Sunday earnings, putting the final estimated weekend at $618, according to those with access to grosses.
Put another way, that’s a per location average of roughly $56 for the weekend. If going by the average 2018 ticket price to date of $9.27, that means about six people showed up at each theater, on average.”
The cast includes Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson and Billie Lourd. It’s based on the real-life club of the same name that made headlines in Southern California in the 80s. Spacey plays real-life Beverly Hills high-roller Ron Levin.
After Spacey was accused last fall of sexual assault by a number of men in the U.S. and England the film’s fate looked iffy. Netflix fired him from House of Cards and Ridley Scott replaced him with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World.
Distributor Vertical Entertainment said earlier in the summer it would release it on VOD and in cinemas,
“We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost 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. In the end, we hope audiences make up their own minds as to the reprehensible allegations of one person’s past, but not at the expense of the entire cast and crew present on this film.“
But the film’s review in THR, doesn’t make you want to rush out to the theater,
“…there’s Spacey’s Ron Levin, a big shot whose source of wealth is left intentionally vague. We meet him in his mansion as he’s yelling at a freelance photographer — go get that courtroom close-up of John DeLorean as the verdict is announced, he commands, knowing that he can resell the pic to some tabloid for a fortune. Behind Levin is a triptych of the kind of cheesy-fake Warhol portraits you might buy at a frame shop in the mall — which is weird, because, as we’ll soon see, Levin is tight enough with the actual artist (impersonated by Cary Elwes) that he can tease him over drinks about that talentless newcomer named Jean-Michel Basquiat.
If all the on-the-nose period references don’t make you squirm, seeing Spacey’s performance of Levin’s coked-up lewdness might: A clip of Spacey barking “Milton Berle has a Love Boat between his legs! Toot toot!” is bound to end up in a supercut of shame before long. (Avert your eyes when Spacey’s character leers at the adolescent-looking Elgort during further talk of salami-sized genitals.)”
BBC isn’t playing in LA or NYC but rather in the Bay Area, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, the Hartford/New Haven area and Miami and Sarasota, Florida.
Only $9 was generated at the AMC Deer Valley 16 in Antioch, California meaning only one person showed up. Same for the Lakeville 21 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, where it earned $10 on Friday.
And Rotten Tomatoes gave it 11%.