'We Are Your Friends' has the worst opening for a Hollywood studio movie opening in 2,000 or more theaters.
Zac Efron's electronic dance music We Are Your Friends
debuted to a pathetic $1.8 million from over 2,000 movie theaters making it the worst opening of all time for a new major studio. Directed by Catfish: The TV Series'
Max Joseph, We Are Your Friends
was placed number 14 on the Box Office charts.
We Are Your Friends
stars Zac Efron as a young DJ trying to break into the EDM music industry and become a music producer. Wes Bentley
and Emily Ratajkowski
also star in the film, which earned middling reviews and a C+ CinemaScore from audiences. Analysts had suggested We Are Your Friends
would open to at least $8 million.
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."
Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton
made a domestic total of $134.1 million. Overseas, Straight Outta Compton
opened to No. 1 in the U.K. and Germany with $3.9 million and $2.2 million, respectively.
Zac Efron is currently filming the sequel to Neighbors,
in Atlanta, Georgia alongside Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Recently, casting directors were looking for frat guys and sorority girls in Atlanta, Georgia