The makers of Man Down are probably torn down right now. The film starring Shia LaBeouf as a PTSD, suffering U.S. soldier returning home from Afghanistan, made international headlines after it was found to have just three tickets sold on the opening day in U.K. Man Down, was only showing in one theatre and only once a day, but a £7 (roughly 550 Indian bucks) bow must still rank among the lowest ever; especially for an A-list ensemble (the film also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara.)
"I think we've sold three tickets in total," the cinema manager at the theatre revealed, adding that she hadn't "experienced anything like it before." The manager said Man Down would end its weeklong run in Burnley's Reel Cinema this Thursday. With that, the film would see its U.K. theatrical total max out at £21 (Rs. 1075), rather less than the $454,490 it garnered following a limited theatrical run in the U.S. last December.
This shockingly unusual news proves that in the cinema business, anything is possible.
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