In the trailer for Billionaire Boys Club, a finance drama starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey, we see the titular "boys" celebrating their newfound wealth. They drive fast cars, attend wild parties, and wear suits that look like they were plucked from Men's Wearhouse's American Psycho collection. It's got a triumphant vibe that's likely not being shared by the film's producers and distributors after the movie crashed at the box office this weekend, making $618 in 11 theaters across the country.
The film, which is inspired by a true crime story of financial malpractice and misbehavior in Los Angeles during the '80s, actually debuted on VOD last month, where the Hollywood Reporter notes it managed to reach No. 13 on iTunes. Presumably, curious fans of Baby Driver could watch two of its stars -- Elgort and Spacey -- reunite on screen without having to actually walk up to the theater and purchase a ticket for the new Kevin Spacey movie. On the movie's opening day, it posted earnings of only $126, which is a tiny fraction of the film's reported $15 million budget.
Judging from the trailer alone, Billionaire Boys Club looks like it rips off Martin Scorsese's hit The Wolf of Wall Street with the same tacky glee that this summer's mafia flop Gotti swiped from Goodfellas. (Gotti and BBC even share a distributor, Vertical Entertainment.) Like Gotti, Billionaire Boys Club got brutal reviews, earning an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to the negative criticism, Billionaire Boys Club also had to contend with the allegations against its disgraced star Kevin Spacey, who faces multiple accusations of sexual abuse.