Kevin Spacey’s new film makes just $126 at US box office opening
Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey’s latest movie Billionaire Boys Club – filmed before multiple sexual misconduct allegations were made against him – has grossed just $126 (£98) on its opening night at the US box office.
The film was shot two years ago and more than 12 months before the allegations came to light, and also stars other big names, including Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts and Suki Waterhouse.
Spacey plays Ron Levin, a con artist who masterminded a Ponzi scheme in 1980s LA.
It’s Spacey’s last film before the sexual misconduct allegations came to light.
The movie had a low key opening and was screened at only 10 cinemas across the country.
This meant that the average earnings at each cinema was £9.90, which is less than the cost of two tickets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 2017 film Baby Driver, featuring Spacey in a major role, which was released before the sexual misconduct claims were made, grossed more than £16 million on its opening weekend at the box office.
Following actor Anthony Rapp’s accusations against Spacey in October 2017, he was dropped from a number of projects he was involved with.
Netflix series House Of Cards, in which he played the lead role, had him written out, and director Ridley Scott had him cut from All The Money In The World and drafted in Christopher Plummer as a replacement.
Star Trek: Discovery actor Rapp told BuzzFeed News last year that he had waited two decades to publicly name Spacey as the man who allegedly abused him when he was 14.
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He said: “The older I get, and the more I know, I feel very fortunate that something worse didn’t happen.
“And at the same time, the older I get, the more I can’t believe it. I could never imagine [that] anyone else I know would do something like that to a 14-year-old boy.”
In response Spacey stated that he had no recollection of the incident that occurred when he was 26, and also used the opportunity to come out as gay in a lengthy tweet.
He wrote: “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are other stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy.”
He added: “I now choose to live as a gay man.”