Zac Efron’s “We Are Your Friends” got no love from friends, or pretty much anyone else, this weekend at the box office.
“We Are Your Friends” debuted at just $1.8 million with a wide-release in 2,333 theaters. It now sits at No. 4 on Box Office Mojo’s worst wide openings of all time (based on the site’s data collection from 1982 onward). The only films with openings more dismal include: “Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure” ($443,901); “Delgo” ($511,920); and “Saw 10th Anniversary” ($650,051).
The film, about an aspiring DJ and co-starring supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, was apparently a personal one for Efron.
“This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him,” Warner Bros. executive VP for domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein told The Hollywood Reporter. “Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film.”
Warner Bros. paid just $2 million to distribute the film in North America, but tracking suggested the film would open around $8 million, CNN reported.
YourEDM.com’s Kspence had some ideas about why the film performed so poorly:
Let’s start with the plot: a washed up DJ and his girlfriend work with a slightly clueless DJ…