This past weekend Warner Bros.’ attempt at capitalizing on the booming EDM scene with We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, failed miserably.
With an estimated budget of nearly $6 million, We Are Your Friends only managed to rake in $1.7 million, leading to a shortfall of roughly $4 million. Of course, this deficit could be closed over the film’s run, but it will be a challenge given the wave of negative press the film has received since its release. Maybe Efron can use some of that High School Musical money and buy a truck load of DVDs to compensate.
According to Box Office Mojo, We Are Your Friends is the fourth-worst opening weekend for a wide release ever. To put it’s failure into perspective, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, the nearly universally-disliked comedy starring Eddie Murphy performed better.
In pre-release interviews, Efron made it abundantly clear that he struggled with counting BPMs, something that was met with laughter and disdain from actual DJs.
Better luck next time, Zac.
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