• Shia LaBeouf's 'Man Down' Sells Only One Ticket in U.K. Debut
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[quote]Man Down, a war thriller with Shia LaBeouf, [b]grossed just £7 ($8.70)[/b] 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 (he got sober), and performance art that recently saw the actor participate in an art installation protesting Donald Trump’s presidency. 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.[/quote] [url]https://www.yahoo.com/movies/shia-labeouf-thriller-man-down-sells-just-one-175641098.html[/url] [url]http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shia-labeoufs-man-down-sells-one-ticket-uk-debut-991144[/url]
good lord what was the budget??
You can't divide anyone when there's only one. Smart move.
i wonder if that guy liked the movie
[QUOTE=Retyuoligkl;52060264]i wonder if that guy liked the movie[/QUOTE] It was Shia.
I didn't know it was out.
Finding the flag takes priority
still gotta give it to him for doing this type of thing instead of more terrible transformers movies
What if that was his intention? I wouldn't put it past him.
Why do I get the impression this was part of the art.
As stated by the article, I don't think this was anything on the fault of Shia or the quality of the movie, the theatrical release was just an afterthought with the movie being intended only for digital release. Plus there was like no advertising for it what so ever, I personally didn't even realize it was out. Nobody's going to come to a debut if nobody knows there's a debut happening. [editline]4th April 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=carcarcargo;52060445]Why do I get the impression this was part of the art.[/QUOTE] also possibly this.
I legitimately do think it was intentional, it seems like a very Shia move. If it's not... then whoops! Still, very Shia
[QUOTE=VenomousBeetle;52060238]good lord what was the budget??[/QUOTE] $8.71
Well it was just one theater. I think that most box office bombs have very limited releases(not sure if a box office bomb is something that made no money, or something that lost a lot of money)
This sounds a lot more like they had planned a Direct-to-Video release, and the guy that owns this theater was just really interested in it, rather than this being some colossal failure on Shia's behalf. Then again, who really knows?
iirc due to SAG rules or something equivalent, it is in a contract somewhere that the film has to have a 'domestic release'. the cheapest way to do that is to rent a theater and sell one ticket
if shia has a breakdown because of this i will personally blame every single UK citizen on this website
Why Burnley though? I imagine very few people outside of the UK have heard of Burnley I reckon a good number of people from the UK don't know where Burnley is
Man that guy was lucky, could as make noise as he wanted while watching a film.
[QUOTE=Swiket;52060804]if shia has a breakdown because of this i will personally blame every single UK citizen on this website[/QUOTE] I don't know, Shia breakdowns are pretty amazing [editline]5th April 2017[/editline] the man is art in human form
Reminds me of the time I took my wife to see that zombie movie I was an extra in. We had the entire theater to ourselves.
This article reeks of shit, it's not "Shia's film" he just stars in it and it made $450,000, breaking even for such a small film is still pretty good. [quote]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.[/quote] I admire these smaller films for trying something at least. Also when did trying to shit on Shia become the next big thing? The guy is doing more for modern publicized art than anyone else.
[QUOTE=TornadoAP;52060450]As stated by the article, I don't think this was anything on the fault of Shia or the quality of the movie, the theatrical release was just an afterthought with the movie being intended only for digital release. Plus there was like no advertising for it what so ever, I personally didn't even realize it was out. Nobody's going to come to a debut if nobody knows there's a debut happening. [editline]4th April 2017[/editline] Advertisement is there, I see posters every day in London. Mainly in the Tube. also possibly this.[/QUOTE]
Haha, that's the cinema nearest to me. It's always a ghost town, horrible cinema that's never clean.
[QUOTE=VenomousBeetle;52060238]good lord what was the budget??[/QUOTE] its probably for an award thing, you have to screen in a theatre to qualify for a lot of awards
Actually while the film was not very good, I really liked Shia's performance in it. It wasn't bad at all.
[QUOTE=antianan;52062043]Actually while the film was not very good, I really liked Shia's performance in it. It wasn't bad at all.[/QUOTE] found the guy
I bet that Neil Breens Double Down would have done better if it was showed at the same cinema.
Isn't this just what happens due to old regulations or contracts requiring a physical release of some kind for a digital movie? Even if it was an awful movie at least a few people would have stumbled into it if it were an actual release.
I didn't hear any advertising for this, and it seems nobody else in the UK did either.
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