Shia bombs at box office

He rose to fame in the Transformers franchise, but have his off-screen antics been enough to turn audiences off Shia LeBeouf?

The 30-year-old actor's latest flick, Man Down, sold just one ticket at the UK box office in what could be a world record for worst opening weekend.

Shia's latest flick has bombed at the box office. Source: Getty

Fans weren't rushing to see the actor's latest movie Man Down. Source: Supplied

The war thriller managed to gross just £7 - or AU$11.50 - over the weekend, ComScore reports and received a measly 15 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Poor Shia, that opening could be in the Guinness World Records or something," Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Box Office tracking company ComScore told Variety.

Also staring Gary Oldman, Kate Mara and Charlie Shotwell, Man Down sees the actor play a US soldier who comes home from war in Afghanistan only to be forced to search for his missing wife and son.

The actor used to be one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. Source: Supplied

The movie played in only one theatre over the weekend, in the English northwest town of Burnley, however it was also released simultaneously on demand services.

The dismal opening weekend couldn't be further from Shia's glory days, where he was seen as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossing more than $531 million in the US alone, including $144 million on its opening.

Speaking about his role in Man Down, Shia said playing U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer was "therapy".

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Man Down made just $11.50 at it's opening weekend in the UK. Source: Supplied

“This script landed on his lap at just the right time, and he came to my house when I was at a really low place and offered it to me like therapy, like, ‘Here’s a healing process where we can jump into together and get well,’” LaBeouf previously told The Hollywood Reporter about working with director Dito Montiel again.

“It wasn’t like, ‘Hey, jump on this job,’ or ‘Jump into this movie.’ It felt like we were going to grow up. This is definitely the most difficult thing I’ve ever worked on, emotionally, with anyone, which is why I had to do it with him.

“I needed a friend — otherwise, you can’t get this vulnerable.”

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