Lindsay Lohan might have to wait a little longer for a box office comeback story.
Although there was considerable buzz for writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader’s The Canyons, apparently people weren’t willing to check out the flick on the big screen. The film failed to generate a substantial amount of interest over the weekend.
According to IFC Films, the Lindsay Lohan thriller failed to lure people into the one theater that was showing the flick. Ticket sales at New York City’s IFC Center only amounted to around $15,200. However, the distributor isn’t expecting the flick to make gobs of money on the big screen.
The Canyons arrived on VOD the same day that it bowed in a single New York theater. IFC Films believes the flick will generate a substantial amount of cash through this platform.
“[W]e believe that the film will do most of its business in the digital realm,” president Jonathan Sehring explained in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
Starring Lindsay Lohan and adult film star James Deen, the drama tells the story of a group of young people who are struggling with life and love in Hollywood. Despite the amount of attention the movie received ahead of its release, it’s a little shocking that more people didn’t turn up to check it out.
Of course, the ceaseless carnival that is Lohan is probably more appealing than the work she does these days. Since most people weren’t exactly impressed with her Lifetime original movie Liz & Dick, very few moviegoers were willing to pay to see her performances in theaters.
Now that the troubled actress is out of rehab, all eyes are on what she’ll do next. Although she has an Oprah interview and a reality TV series on the way, it’s unclear if Hollywood will embrace the Mean Girls star once again.
Here’s the trailer for anyone who’s curious.
Are you surprised that Lindsay Lohan’s The Canyons didn’t do better at the box office?
[Image via IFC Films]