Kevin Spacey's latest movie earns just $126 on first day
Kevin Spacey used to be one of the most respected names in Hollywood. However, the recent #MeToo allegations led to his mask slipping. Unsurprisingly, his career took a hit. Now, 'Billionaire Boys Club', an Indie movie that was Spacey's last project before the accusations, opened to a pathetic $126 on its first day. Yes, you read it right. It is indeed $126.
How things unfolded: Spacey's career hits new low after #MeToo
Notably, 'Billionaire Boys Club' released on premium video-on-demand last month. The film earned a total of $287 in two days. Mathematically speaking, this implies fewer than 6 people showed up in each theater. Now, even $500 over the weekend seems like a struggle since the film is not playing in major cities like Los Angeles and New York. How the mighty has fallen!
A little about the 'Billionaire Boys Club'
In any case, Spacey's acting in the movie has been described as spontaneous but not eye-grabbing. The movie is about a few wealthy men who try to run a Ponzi scheme. Spacey plays real-life con-artist, Ron Levin. It also stars Ansel Elgort and Emma Roberts.
Backstory: Justice has the longest arm
Notably, in October 2017, after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual harassment, the floodgates opened. Veteran actor Richard Dreyfuss' son, Harry also accused Spacey of misconduct. Spacey tried to garner sympathy by choosing to come out as gay, but the people did not fall for it. He was justly reprimanded and his career is now in shambles.
However, the studio justifies the project
Despite the allegations, Vertical Entertainment decided to go ahead with the film. The studio released an official statement saying that they were not aware of Spacey's behavior while shooting the film and hoped the film's release would not be tarnished due to this. They went ahead with the project for the sake of others involved who deserved to see their hard work on screen.
And just like that, poof, Spacey is gone
Spacey understood the full brunt of the consequences when Netflix severed ties with him. He would not be appearing in the last season of 'House of Cards'. His documentary on Al Gore has also been shelved and will probably not be released. Director Ridley Scott removed Spacey from his film 'All the Money in the World'. There is indeed justice in the world!