Here's How Much Kevin Spacey's New Film Earned on Opening Day...

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Posted: Aug 21, 2018 3:00 PM
Here's How Much Kevin Spacey's New Film Earned on Opening Day...

About the price of an Apple i-Pod.

The sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey have begun to take their toll on his box office numbers. "The Billionaire Boys' Club," which opened in 11 theaters Friday, made only $126 at the box office. It is a record-breaking low.

The film, which also stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts, was filmed before Spacey's fall from grace. Starting last October, more than 20 people have come forward to accuse the actor of inappropriate behavior, sexual harassment and assault. The first allegation came from Anthony Rapp, an actor who alleged that Spacey had made sexual advances on him in his New York apartment in 1986. There were many more accusations where that came from. Some of Spacey's victims were emboldened to come forward last year in the height of the "Me Too" movement.

In June, Vertical Entertainment explained their decision to go ahead and release "The Billionaire Boys' Club" with Spacey's scenes intact.

"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 told THR. "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."

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Other studios who had worked with Spacey decided to remove him from their projects entirely. He had a starring role in “All The Money In The World," but when the allegations surfaced, the producers replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer and had him reshoot all of the character's scenes just weeks before its release date. Plummer earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for the performance.