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Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Man Down’ Sold Only One Ticket During Its UK Opening Weekend

That brings its total haul on the other side of the pond to £7.

Kate Mara and Shia LaBeouf in Man Down

“Man Down”


If Shia LaBeouf ever does a sequel to #ALLMYMOVIES in the UK, he could double the total viewership of “Man Down” on the other side of the pond. The actor’s war drama opened at exactly on theater in the town of Burnley over the weekend and sold exactly one ticket — comScore reported a gross of just £7 ($8.70). At least ticket prices are still reasonable there.

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Stories like this come around every so often — the Katherine Heigl thriller “Zyzzyx Road” grossed just $30 back in 2006, for instance — but attracting five or six viewers is still preferable to just one. “Man Down” fared considerably better during its domestic run, bringing in a little more than $450,000 after opening here last December.

READ MORE: ‘Man Down’ Trailer: Shia LaBeouf Saw Some Things in the War That You Just Wouldn’t Understand, Man

Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara co-star in Dito Montile’s film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015 and stars LaBeouf as a veteran of the Iraq War dealing with PTSD.

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“At least ticket prices are still reasonable there.”

Remember Brexit?

Double standard

It would be interesting to see you talk about the Kristen Stewart bomb, Equals. It had an over $20 million budget, your fav Drake Doremus directing, and Nic Hoult co-starring and it took in only $33,000 in its 3-week run in US theaters. Total worldwide gross was only $2 million.

Billy Lynn took in only $1.7 million domestic, and even the much hyped Clouds of Sils Maria only grossed $1.8 million in the US. None of Stewart’s films, whether in a starring or supporting role have made a profit since the Twilight franchise ended in 2012.

Funny she’s so praised by the critics but audiences continue to reject her films. Really makes you wonder how long an actress can sustain a career when she always proves to make no return on investment. This is true for her studio films as well, so it’s not just indie producers who are losing money.

And yet I never see articles about this regarding her career. You only seem to highlight male actors’ failures. Why is that? Are you even aware of your bias?

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