Kevin Spacey's house of cards continues to tumble.
Following last year's revelation that Spacey has sexually abused multiple people throughout his career, the actor's latest movie, Billionaire Boys Club, has tanked at the box office. The film earned a total of $126 on its opening day. To be clear, that's not $126 million, but a measly one-hundred and twenty-six dollars. Let this be a lesson to us all.
The film only opened in eight theaters across the US following its video-on-demand release last month. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the true crime drama (which also stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, and Emma Roberts) didn't earn much on its second day either. It garnered an abysmal $162 on Saturday, which brought its total to $287. This is an all-time career low for Spacey, whose previous film, Baby Driver, netted $20.5 million on its opening day alone.
Between the release of Billionaire Boys Club and 2017's Baby Driver, multiple victims have accused Spacey of sexual assault. It started in October 2017 with actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1985. Rapp was only 14 at the time. Spacey was 26.
Before long, more victims opened up about their experiences with the 59-year-old actor. The accusations involved groping, attempted rape, and other forms of sexual misconduct.
Just a month after Rapp's confession, Netflix dropped Spacey from House of Cards. He's since been replaced by his co-star, Robin Wright. He was also removed from the film All the Money in the World, and was replaced with Christopher Plummer. The producers of Billionaire Boys Club opted not to drop Spacey and claimed he only had a small part in the film. But even that "small part," as evidenced by the movie's earnings, was too much for movie-goers.
"We hope these distressing allegations pertaining to one person’s behavior — that were not publicly known when the film was made almost two-and-a-half years ago and from someone who has a small, supporting role in Billionaire Boys Club — does not tarnish the release of the film," Vertical Entertainment said. "In the end, we hope audiences make up their own minds as to the reprehensible allegations of one person’s past, but not at the expense of the entire cast and crew present on this film."
Spacey's latest film suffering a monumental flop at the box office is proof that in this #MeToo era, audiences are no longer letting powerful men slide.
What goes around comes around indeed.