And we thought Ghost in the Shell had a bad opening weekend.
First off, the case in Man Down's defense: it was a token release that only opened in one UK venue, the Reel Cinema in Burnley, last Friday, so we can't expect the takings to be enormous. The screening was probably more for the purpose of generating reviews than for raking in big bucks. But even knowing that, the UK takings for Man Down over the weekend were a seriously, shockingly bad £7.
Not £700. Not even £70. A single digit: £7.
Now, Casual Critic is based in Portsmouth, where I'm pretty certain £7 might just cover a student cinema ticket. So for an entire weekend's takings, Man Down really did not do well.
Man Down stars LaBeouf as a US Marine suffering from PTSD who is carrying out missions in the war in Afghanistan. The cast also included Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, and was directed by Dito Montiel.
In case you were wondering, Beauty and the Beast is still reigning supreme in the UK box office top spot, having taken £6.75 million this past weekend to bring its current total to £51.4 million - already putting it ahead of Quantum of Solace and The Dark Knight's lifetime UK box office takings.
If, for some reason, you want to catch Man Down (listen, I can't tell you what to do), it will be out on DVD and Blu-ray next month.