'We Are Your Friends' With Zac Efron Among Top 5 Worst Movie Openings
The EDM film "We Are Your Friends" was not only the worst wide-release for teen idol Zac Efron but it was one of the top 5 worst wide-releases in cinematic history.
The EDM film that has been dominating headlines for months, "We Are Your Friends," was not only the worst wide-release for teen idol and star of the film, Zac Efron, but it was the one of the top five lowest grossing wide-release openings for a major Hollywood film in box office history. The film only drew $1.8 million from 2,333 theaters.
Entertainment Weekly reported the following:
"According to data from Box Office Mojo, the Zac Efron DJ movie officially clocks in as the third worst wide-release debut ever, just behind Delgo and Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure."
Jeff Goldstein, distribution executive vice president for Warner Bros., responded to reporters regarding the underwhelming debut.
"We're disappointed...We believe in Zac and this was a passion project of his."
The EDM coming-of-age DJ film was trumped by a low-budget Christian faith-based movie "War Room," which garnered $11 million from 1,335 theaters.
"Straight Outta Comption" also topped charts for the third consecutive week, rivaling the successful debut of "Jurassic World." The N.W.A. biopic is now at a domestic a total of $134.1 million, becoming the highest-grossing music biopic as it passed "Walk The Line" which previously reigned at $119.5 million.
Other films that out-performed Efron during its opening weekend including thriller film "No Escape," Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" and horror sequel "Sinister 2."