Shia LaBeouf thriller ‘Man Down’ sells just one ticket at U.K. box office

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Shia’s new movie, appropriately titled, Man Down


From Yahoo: Ouch. Man Down, a war thriller with Shia LaBeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) when it premiered in a single U.K. theater over the weekend, according to ComScore. That’s the equivalent of selling a single ticket, given that the U.K. Cinema Association puts the average movie admission cost in the country at £7.21.

“Poor Shia,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “That opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something.”

The film played in one location, Reel Cinema in Burnley. It was simultaneously released digitally on demand, making the theatrical release something of an afterthought. It launches on DVD and Blu-ray next month, according to the Guardian.

After scoring in big studio blockbusters such as Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, LaBeouf has focused on more indie projects with mixed success. He earned strong reviews for last year’s American Honey, but other work, such as The Company You Keep and Charlie Countryman have barely registered with critics or audiences. Instead, the media has focused on LaBeouf’s off-screen behavior, such several alcohol-related arrests, and performance art that recently saw the actor participate in an art installation protesting Donald Trump’s presidency (where LaBeouf was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment after getting in a scuffle during his rally against Donald Trump).

Man Down reunited LaBeouf with Dito Montiel. The two previously worked together on 2006’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.” The film screened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals to negative reviews. It did better in the United States than it did across the pond, grossing $454,490.

Other stars in indie projects have seen similarly dismal results. Emma Watson got a wave of negative publicity last summer when her direct-to-video film The Colony only opened to £47 in the U.K., while Richard Gere’s The Benefactor kicked off to a dismal  £25 in spring of 2016.

All the attention about the small grosses may have a side benefit. It could raise attention for the low-profile project. “There could be a silver lining to those seven pounds,” said Dergarabedian.




18 responses to “Shia LaBeouf thriller ‘Man Down’ sells just one ticket at U.K. box office

  1. Nobody pays fir crap. Or crap weasels.

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  3. is this a Wednesday Funny? because, I….CAN’T….STOP….LAUGHING. 🙂

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  4. Pitiful! I used to watch the Disney channel’s Even Stevens with my daughter when she was a kid. Shia basically made the show…he was really funny. But he took the road to cuckoo town and made an ass out of himself. Shia, you made your bed, now lie in it…

    IMDB says his mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

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  5. HAHAHAHA!!! Suck on that…… Sharia LeBitch is nothing but a big pussy anyway…

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  6. This kind of epic failure could not possibly happen to a more deserving individual!

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  7. LOL cat
    Hollywood hipster meets reality.

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  8. Too little, too late.

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  9. LOL – For some reason, I always want to refer to this goober as Sheila Lapoof.

    Must be middle-age dyslexia kicking in. 😉

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  10. He needs the hat:

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  11. Karma has some beautiful results sometimes.

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  12. Not to worry though-the American LIBERALS will save the day. Maybe Moon Beam will subsidize it so they can STILL get RICHER on it.

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  13. Shia had the makings of a great career after TRANSFORMERS. His future was in his hands.

    Well. Looks like he is a lot better person when he is being someone else, because in real life, the guy is a freak.

    Shia. You blew it.

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