2 September, 2015 - NME.com
Electronic music producer Deadmau5 has reacted to the recent failure of EDM film We Are Your Friends.
The movie, which stars Zac Efron as an aspiring DJ, recently suffered one of the worst opening weekends in US box office history.
Responding to the news, Deadmau5 wrote on Twitter, "Well if anything restored my faith in music, apparently that zac efron trying to be a DJ movie bombed out this wknd."
He later added, "Let's make an EDM movie, they said. It'll be fun, they said."
See the tweets below.
Well if anything restored my faith in music, apparently that zac efron trying to be a DJ movie bombed out this wknd. https://t.co/UYEhRGx6rR— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 31, 2015
@malheiroluis02 1.8 million apparently. Which isn't that amazing. Budget was around 6 to make. Lols. Straight outta Compton is killin it tho— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 31, 2015
Let's make an EDM movie, they said. It'll be fun, they said.— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 31, 2015
In the film, Efron plays an aspiring DJ trying to make it in the EDM world, attracting the attention of an older, more established DJ (Interstellar's Wes Bentley), who becomes his mentor. However, when Efron falls for his mentor's girlfriend (Emily Ratajkowski, who starred in Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video), he is forced to make some difficult decisions.
Named after Justice vs. Simian's 2006 dance hit 'We Are Your Friends', the film features cameo appearances from real-life EDM DJs Alesso, Dillon Francis, Nicky Romero and Them Jeans.
According to Billboard, the film has brought in $1.8 million (£1.1 million) since its release on Friday (August 28), the worst opening weekend for a major film playing in more than 2,000 movie theatres. It had a budget of $6 million (£3.9 million).
Warner Bros' Jeff Goldstein said of the news, "This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him. Yes, the result was disappointing, but this was a small film."
We Are Your Friends was co-written and directed by Max Joseph, the "cameraman" from Catfish: The TV Show, in his feature film directorial debut.