Shia LaBeouf's 'Man Down' Sells Only One Ticket in U.K. Debut
The actor stars as a traumatized veteran in the indie pic, which premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
A man down indeed.
Over the weekend, Shia LaBeouf-starrer Man Down sold only one ticket in its limited U.K. opening at a cinema in Burnley. That's according to comScore, which reported a gross of £7, or $8.70.
Man Down debuted simultaneously on digital platforms in the U.K., meaning it was never going to be a big earner in theaters. But no one expected only one ticket sale. As of Tuesday, the Reel Cinema in Burnley was still carrying Man Down, which also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara.
In the film, LaBeouf stars as a war veteran suffering from PTSD following his return from Afghanistan. The indie project, reuniting the star with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints director Dito Montile, made its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival before making making a stop at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Man Down fared better in the U.S. than in the U.K., earning $454,490 following a limited theatrical run in early December. Lionsgate Premiere, a label devoted to early VOD releases, handled the film domestically.