Hands up: Who’s seen the latest Shia LaBeouf movie Man Down? You know, the messy war drama that the New York Times called a “sadistic and ghoulish spectacle,” that widely-panned release currently enjoying a 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 26/100 on Metacritic?
No one? Well, it did even worse in the UK.
Only one person went to see Man Down when it opened last weekend in a single theatre, the Reel Cinema in Burnley, Variety reports.
That single individual would have paid £7, or $8.70, according to ComScore, in what the company’s senior media analyst deemed a potential Guinness World Record. Not exactly a budget-recouping success.
The single showing happened concurrently with its release on digital platforms where it presumably fared a little better. The film also reportedly made some $454,000 in the U.S., but you wouldn’t know that from its sorry Wiki page Tuesday.
LaBeouf has long since stepped away from hugely successful movie releases like Transformers, the fourth Indiana Jones film and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in favor of more indie films and his artier projects.
In December 2015, he invited people to touch his soul, just over a year ago he spent 24 hours in an elevator at Oxford University, and in January he started up a four-year anti-Trump live stream which resulted in his arrest, was taken over by alt-right trolls and eventually closed after a few weeks.