The controversial actor's new film Man Down earned £7, or $8.71, during its U.K. opening — the value of a single ticket

By Alexis L. Loinaz
April 04, 2017 05:01 PM
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This wasn’t the kind of singular hit that Shia LaBeouf was hoping for.

The 30-year-old actor’s new film Man Down earned £7, or $8.71, during its U.K. opening this past weekend — the value of a single ticket in the U.K., according to multiple reports.

Box office tracking firm ComScore reported on the gross of the film, which played in one theater: Reel Cinema, in the town of Burnley in northwest England. According to Variety, the film was also released simultaneously on demand, ahead of its home-video berth in May.

In Man Down, LeBeouf plays a U.S. Marine who returns home from Afghanistan, only to mount a desperate search for his missing wife and son. The film, which also stars Kate Mara, Gary Oldman and Jai Courtney, has so far lodged a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The news caps a trying season for the actor, who was recently cleared of assault charges stemming from an alleged January altercation with a 25-year-old man at the New York site of LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation, which livestreamed the incident.

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The livestream itself has been a lightning rod of controversy for the actor, who originally launched it on Jan. 20 outside New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration. For the project, participants were encouraged to repeatedly chant the phrase “He will not divide us.”

It hit a speed bump after LaBeouf got into the alleged dust-up with an onlooker, and was shut down soon after. It was briefly relaunched in New Mexico before LaBeouf pulled the plug following reports of gunshots.

For now, the project has found a home in Liverpool in the U.K.