“Billionaire Boys Club” — which, unlike “All the Money in the World,” did not replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer after the two-time Oscar winner was accused of sexual misconduct late last year — didn’t exactly live up to its title this weekend. The financial thriller made a paltry $126 on its opening day, when it opened in 10 theaters across the country; it’s been available via VOD since the end of July.
In June, Vertical Entertainment released a statement explaining why it was moving ahead with the film’s release in spite of Spacey’s presence. “We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — 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,” it reads in part. “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.”
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Spacey has no further projects in development at this time. He played Gore Vidal in the Netflix biopic “Gore,” which had already been completed at the time of the first wave of accusations against him; the streaming giant chose not to release it.