The Tax Collector Rakes in $317,000 at the Box Office
According to Deadline, David Ayer’s action drama The Tax Collector grossed an estimated $317K at 129 theaters over the weekend. The film also did well on VOD/digital numbers where it raked in $1M and topped the iTunes charts. No. 2 for the weekend was The Empire Strikes Back with $225K-$240K from 260 sites which brings the Star Wars film to $292M overall since its debut way back in 1980. While No. 3 was Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park with $138K from 235 locations.
Per the report, Ayer’s flick pushed sales through the roof at the Vineland Drive-In just outside Los Angeles where it “charted both the highest Saturday and highest Friday single-day grosses since their reopening.” The showing did so well at the site they had to add another screening just to keep up.
The Tax Collector follows David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), “tax collectors” for the Los Angeles crime lord Wizard who collect his cut of the profits from local gangs’ illicit dealings. When Wizard’s old rival returns to the City of Angels, the business is upended and David is put in a fight to protect his family.
LeBeouf and Ayer previously worked together on the 2014 war drama Fury. The film also stars Lana Parilla (Once Upon a Time), George Lopez (Lopez) and Brendan Schaub (The Fighte & the Kid). Ayer, recently directed the Netflix fantasy crime-thriller Bright and has co-written the script for its sequel.
Production officially began on the film in July 2018, with LaBeouf having just come off of the autobiographical drama Honey Boy in which he wrote and stars as a character based on his father alongside Lucas Hedges (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) portraying versions of LaBeouf.