Uber dope Shia LaBeouf sole only one ticket for about $9 to his new war thriller, “Man Down,” at its premiere in the U.K. this week:
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“Man Down,” a war thriller with Shia LaBeouf, grossed just £7 ($8.70) 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.”
Shia defenders are trying to spin it as a nothingburger because the film was released on demand at the same time, but still — only one ticket:
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.
Exit question: Who was the one person to see the film? We need to meet him or her!
Here’s the trailer, where Shia plays a U.S. Marine dealing with PTSD after returning from Afghanistan:
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