Zac Efron’s latest movie is making the wrong kind of history. The Warner Bros. film, “We Are Your Friends,” where Zac Efron plays an attractive DJ along with his sexy love interest, Emily Ratajkowski, earned only a paltry $1.8 million in 2,333 theaters over its opening weekend, making it the fourth worst debut of a wide-release film in history, behind Saw’s tenth anniversary re-release, and a few different films most people without a doubt have heard of.
The movie had a $6 million budget. This is a major bombshell for Zac, who reportedly was enthusiastic about the movie, which never gained the support from the EDM community. A “precise” version of the trailer was made that began circulation on electronic music websites, and Warner Bros. has been critiqued for not doing enough in terms of promotion of the film more at music festivals, and releasing it the weekend prior to Labor Day, when many college students go back to school.
“This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him,” said Warner Bros. exec VP for domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein to The Hollywood Reporter. “Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film.”
While surely a colossal disappointment, Zac has still turned out to be a bankable star! His last wide-released film, 2014′s “Neighbors,” along with Seth Rogen, made over $49 million in its opening weekend, and talks of a spin-off are in planning stages.
Although the film failed, Emily at has discovered acting a significantly more satisfying career than modeling.
“I think every experience is different,” said Emily to ET earlier in August, while addressing Cara Delevingne’s decision to quit modeling. “Definitely, I feel like acting is much more creatively fulfilling and I think Cara is a very creative person, as am I, and so, we want more.”