We are not Zac Efron’s friends, apparently. The actor’s new movie, We Are Your Friends, is set in the world of DJs and EDM. The film had an abysmal opening weekend, taking in a mere $1.8 million from 2,000 screens. By any standards, that’s a poor performance. In fact, it’s one of the worst opening weekends for a movie ever. If you’re interested in seeing it, you better hurry up before it disappears.
Warner Bros. is trying to staunch the bad publicity of the box-office flop – and its bad reviews – by spinning the film as a small, relatively low-budget movie. In a passive-aggressive move akin to your parents congratulating you on your promotion by saying you’re now almost as successful as your cousin, the studio said “This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him … Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film.”