Shia LaBeouf film Man Down makes £7 in opening weekend


Shia LaBeouf in Man Down with co-star Kate MaraImage copyright
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Shia LaBeouf in Man Down with co-star Kate Mara

Shia LaBeouf’s latest film hasn’t exactly set the box office on fire.

War movie Man Down, which also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, made £7 on its opening weekend.

Or – to put it another way – the film sold one adult ticket.

To put that into perspective, Beauty and the Beast took a further £6.75m over the weekend.

Why so low? Well, to be fair, it did only open in one place: the Reel Cinema in Burnley.

The screening was held to coincide with the film’s simultaneous release on digital platforms.

The cinema has since told the BBC it has sold a further four tickets – including two on Wednesday.

And while the popularity of the film has not gone through the roof, the staff member said there had been “quite a few” calls from the media.

Other films released last weekend that only opened at one cinema include Guru, which grossed £17, and horror film The Void, which grossed £1,163, according to figures from the British Film Institute.

And last year, Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson’s film Colonia, also known as The Colony, made just £47 over its opening weekend in the UK.

But we still have an unanswered question: who was the one LaBeouf fan who bought that ticket?

If you want to catch it on the big screen there’s just one screening in Burnley left – tomorrow at 12:20 BST.

There are only 78 seats left though, so you had better be quick.


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