In case there were any lingering doubts as to whether Kevin Spacey’s acting career was officially over, they can now be put to bed.
His latest film, Billionaire Boys Club, was released in theaters last weekend and the box office numbers pretty much speak for themselves.
The drama centers around a group of wealthy young men who get wrapped up in a Ponzi scheme in 1980’s Los Angeles. Spacey plays gay con artist Ron Levin. It is based on a true story.
Filming began in December 2015, long before the allegations against Spacey ever came to light, and wrapped in January 2016. It was finally released in theaters last weekend where in raked in an impressive… $618.
Yes, you read that number correctly. The film made $618 during its opening weekend, or about the cost of a 64GB iPhone 8. Before taxes, of course.
So if a movie ticket costs, say, $12, that means roughly 50 people went out to see the alleged sex offender’s latest project, which was screened in ten different theaters across the country.
In a statement, Vertical Entertainment, which distributed the film, defended its decision to release it in theaters despite the troubling accusations against Spacey, writing:
We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it. At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theatres, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.
Too bad their final project didn’t actually reach any audiences.
Watch the trailer below. Or don’t.