Shia LaBeouf’s War Film Sells One Ticket In U.K. On Opening Weekend
Shia LaBeouf’s war film “Man Down” sold no more than one ticket during the opening weekend in the United Kingdom.
The 30-year-old actor’s movie earned the equivalent of $8.70 at the box office when the war film opened in just one movie theater in the U.K. at the Reel Cinema in Burnley, according to Variety. (RELATED: Shia LaBeouf Cuffed By The Cops At His Own Art Exhibit)
LaBeouf’s latest project is about a Marine coming home after serving overseas in Afghanistan. Entertainment Weekly called the film “uniquely unpleasant.” The reviews, when it premiered at the film festivals in Venice and Toronto, were also not promising. (RELATED: Shia Gets Divided From Latest ‘Art’ Project)
The war thriller was simultaneously released digitally on demand, which might account for the low ticket sales. The film did better when it came out in the United States, making a total grossing of $454,940 so far.
LaBeouf recently branched out from acting to creating an anti-Donald Trump protest exhibit. The project — involving a camera attached to a wall with the words “He Will Not Divide US” on it — has been a major security problem. First the actor had to move the exhibit from New York to New Mexico because the museum says it turned off the camera because it had become a “flash point for violence,” according to TMZ.
The performance art exhibit that was set up outside the El Rey Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was attacked only days after it was relocated when the camera lens was covered up with red spray paint, according to another report.
Shortly, after the vandal attack in New Mexico the actor moved the exhibit overseas to Liverpool, United Kingdom. The live-stream video was up for 24 hours before vandals struck and the webcam was taken down again.