WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS BOMBS AT THE BOX OFFICE
Zac Efron's EDM epic suffers one of the worst openings in movie history
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:19
We Are Your Friends opened to some of the lowest box-office figures in movie history over the weekend, debuting to a dismal $1.8 million from 2,333 locations in the USA.
Distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by MTV's Catfish: The TV Show star Max Joseph, the flick follows the story of an aspiring DJ (Zac Efron) in LA, trying to hit it big alongside a gang of party promoter pals and 'Blurred Lines' babe, Emily Ratajkowski.
"This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him," said Warners exec VP for domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein.
"Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film," he continued.
On the other end of the spectrum, Universal Studios mega-hit Straight Outta Compton retained the No. 1 spot for a third week in the row, earning an impressive $13.2m (£8.6m) and pushing its domestic total to a whopping $134.1m (£87.3m), making it the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time.
We Are Your Friends is out now.