- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The post-apocalyptic war thriller “Man Down,” starring Shia LaBeouf, grossed just $8.70, or the equivalent of one adult ticket, during its Friday night premiere at a U.K. theater.

The 2015 film, also starring Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman, and Kate Mara, premiered Friday at only one theater — the Reel Cinema in Burnley — and was simultaneously released digitally on demand.

The theater’s manager told The Hollywood Reporter that the film saw a 200 percent box-office leap over the course of the weekend, bringing in a total of $26.20.

“I think we’ve sold three tickets in total,” she said, adding that she hadn’t “experienced anything like it before,” THR reported.

The manager said “Man Down” would end its dismal run Thursday.

The film, directed by Dito Montiel and written by Adam G. Simon, earned roughly $450,000 following a limited theatrical run in the U.S. in December. It currently has a 15% “rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes, with the audience giving it a 64%.

Mr. LaBeouf, who starred in box-office hits such as “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” has been in headlines recently because of his anti-President Trump project “He Will Not Divide Us,” which has been consistently targeted by 4chan trolls.

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