Kevin Spacey is not a popular dude. Following allegations of sexual harassment, assault and attempted rape spanning decades, the Academy Award-winning actor was fired from the popular Netflix series House of Cards and has been either recast or completely edited out of entire films. Since news of his alleged illegal activity broke, Spacey has kept a relatively low profile.
However, if Friday’s box office returns for his latest film are indication of the public’s dislike of the disgraced actor, Spacey may never act ever again, at least in a high profile film.
If you hold any stock in the film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, Billionaire Boys Club currently has a paltry 13 percent, meaning critics aren’t too fond of the film. Having never seen the film myself, I can’t say one way or the other whether it’s good or not, but 13 percent, granted that’s out of a total of eight reviews, is not good.
Maybe the film really does suck. Maybe the film is poorly written, directed, edited and/or acted. Perhaps the complete lack of marketing hurt the film and the box office returns is the result of poor work all around.
Maybe. However, maybe the public has a longer memory than once thought and they still remember everything Mr. Spacey is accused of and decided they aren’t going to support his work any longer.
One thing is for sure: $126 is terribly embarrassing.