Actor Shia LaBeouf is a man down on his luck, apparently. After having his supposedly " art" project #HWDU kicked out of the U.S., his war film "Man Down" debuted in the U.K. over the weekend, and resulted to such a huge, mega flop.
LaBeouf's film opened in the town of Burnley and get this- sold a pathetic lone ticket. Yes, only one viewer came to see the movie giving the #HDWU founder a total movie opening earning there all of £7 or $ 8.70. With no interested watchers and supporters for the movie except for the lone brave soul who viewed it, it is likely that the LaBeouf's film will be pulled out for its "record-breaking" loss.
The movie was also a flop even in the U.S., earning only a little more than $450,000 after opening in the country in December last year. That's a major failure and a big loss considering how expensive it is to make war movies.
Dito Montiel directed the movie which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. It co-stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara. LaBeouf played a veteran of the Iraq war struggling with PTSD in the movie.
The movie also bombed with critics, with many giving LaBeouf's project the thumbs down. In one movie review from David Ehrlich of IndieWire, LaBeouf's movie was described as
"disastrous" and " half-baked" with a cringe-worthy opening. Ehrlich said LaBeouf threw himself hard in a movie where nothing else is going for it. The film reviewer and critic said the #HWDU founder was powerless to make the film worth watching. He gave the film a miserable rating of D+.
The back-to-back failure and flop of #HWDU and "Man Down" are showing LaBeouf that perhaps he should re-evaluate his projects, and more some his intentions, so that he will not continue to appear as if "he's trolling the entire planet" as a critic said.