The good news is that this marks an increase of 200% since the film’s opening weekend, when just one person in the whole country paid to see it, earning the film just £7. The film was released last year in the US but has only just reached Europe and digital platforms. Only one British cinema is showing the film: the Reel Cinema, in Burnley.
Man Down is a military drama directed by Dito Montiel, in which Shia plays a US marine suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after fighting in the Afghanistan War. Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Jose Pablo Cantillo make up the rest of the cast.
Man Down has been ripped apart by critics. It has a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.9 out of 10 in iMDB.
Ironically, last month LaBeouf moved his anti-Trump installation to the British city of Liverpool – partly to ensure its safety.
LaBeouf’s installation has had its fair share of controversy since its opening. The actor was accused of assault after an altercation with an apparent white-supremacist in front of the installation outside The Museum of the Moving Image. The museum decided to get rid of it, saying that it had become a focus for violence.
The anti-Trump installation suffered a similar fate in Albuquerque, New Mexico: it was quickly removed when gunshots were heard near the exhibition. After this, the actor decided that the artwork might have better luck outside the country. Fortunately, Liverpool’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology agreed to take the installation.
But will LaBeouf now reconsider after hearing about his latest film’s miserable outing at the UK box office?