It averaged just under $12.75 at each cinema
Kevin Spacey’s latest movie Billionaire Boys Club has sunk at the box office after it took a record-breaking low of just $126 (£98) on its opening day in US cinemas.
The crime drama was the last film to be made by the Oscar winning actor before he faced a slew of historic sexual assault allegations in October last year.
Despite a strong supporting cast including Taron Egerton and Ansel Elgort, the film opened in just 10 US cities.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it averaged just under $12.75 at each cinema it was shown in – which works out at less than the cost of two tickets at an average US cinema.
Although the future of the film was up in the air after Spacey’s alleged offences came to light, distributor Vertical Entertainment confirmed that the release would go ahead earlier this year.
“We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behaviour, 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”, Vertical Entertainment confirmed in a statement.
“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.”
Directed by James Cox, Billionaire Boys Club tells the real story of the California social club of the same name that attracted notoriety when it was exposed as a Ponzi scheme during two murder trials. Box office experts say that the film is unlikely to have secured even $1,000 during its opening weekend.
After claims were made against Spacey last year, he was removed from All The Money In The World, with Christopher Plummer being drafted in to reshoot his scenes. Spacey was also fired from Netflix‘s House Of Cards. The show will now end with its next season, although it has been reported there could be several spin-offs produced in its wake.