Shia LaBeouf's new film "Man Down" has got a $8.70 opening weekend at the UK box office. According to various reports, the movie has sold only one ticket over the weekend. In a limited release, the movie was released in only one theater in England.
"Man Down" is about a US marine who goes back to his home after an Afghanistan tour. He goes on in a desperate search for his wife and son. LaBeouf stars as the marine, while the movie also stars Kate Mara and Jai Courtney. Various critics have slammed the movie. Entertainment Weekly has called it "uniquely unpleasant," while The New York Times has called it "shameless in its caricatures and clichés."
Dito Montiel has directed the movie, which has 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The director earlier had made "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" with LaBeouf before the latter became a huge star.
However, the good news for the film is that it has been released on video on demand at the same time. This means the movie might be able to earn more via VOD. Vanity Fair reports that this might also have proved who the biggest LaBeouf fan in the UK, as well as the world. The £7 ticket was sold at Reel Cinema in Burnley, located in northwest England.
The box office report comes while it has been a difficult time for Shia LaBeouf. He was earlier accused of assault after having an altercation with a 25-year-old man in New York. It happened during the actor's anti-Trump art installation. And, the entire incident was live streamed. Outside New York City's Museum of the Moving Image on January 20, LaBeouf encouraged participants to chant "He will not divide us," PEOPLE reported. However, LaBeouf has been recently cleared of the charges against him.