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Posted Aug 31st, 2015 (12:43 pm) by Matt Felten
Zac Efron
Zac Efron

The movie that everyone was hoping would crash and burn, did so spectacularly.

"We Are Your Friends," the movie industry's blatant attempt at capitalizing on the thriving EDM/DJ "culture," hit the theaters on August 28 with "High School Musical" star Zac Efron as it's poster boy. To our relief, very few fell for the charade.

The Max Joseph-directed film hilariously had one of the worst debuts in Hollywood history, coming in at #4 of the lowest-grossing wide release opening weekends on record. Despite a budget of $6 million, the movie pulled in a flaccid $1.8 million over the weekend.

The movie's numbers look even worse when you take into account how many theaters it was played in: 2,333. That's only an average of about $770 per theater over 3 days.

On the flip side, The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" took the #1 spot for 3 weekends in a row, so far grossing over $134.1 million at the box office. Though we don't fully support "Straight Outta Compton" for a number of reasons, at the very least it holds some inkling of integrity in comparison to "We Are Your Friends."

If you haven't seen "We Are Your Friends Yet," save your money and watch the parody of the trailer instead. It should give you a pretty good idea of what you aren't missing out on.

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