Sunday, August 19, 2018

"The Billionaire Boys Club" flops in theaters, in competition with VOD, and with Kevin Spacey

The “Billionaire Boys Club” is said to have flopped its opening weekend, with only a few hundred dollars of ticket sales?

The theme – some spoiled rich kids in the 1980s (Beverly Hills) having a scheme that sounds deadly, sounds a little negative.

The film is directed by James Cox and is weighted down by Kevin Spacey.  It seems quite striking how indiscretion a few decades ago now means a life sentence to shame.  But that’s justice. No statute of limitations (under #MeToo). 

But the film has other likeable stars, like Ansel Elgort.

The film has a rather obscure distributor, Vertical Entertainment.

The film is already available for rent on YouTube and Amazon.
Hollywood Reporter has a story on the abysmal release numbers. 

There was a two-part TV movie of the story on NBC in 1987.

But you can watch a true story of the heists on Crime Documentaries (45 min) here. 
Somehow this narrative reminds me of the Menendez brothers. 

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