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Deadmau5 Says Zac Efron EDM Movie’s Horrible Opening ‘Restored My Faith In Music’

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: DJ Deadmau5 performs at the Activision E3 2010 preview held at Staples Center on June 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Activision) *** Local Caption *** Deadmau5

“Kids these days like EDM, right? Let’s make a movie starring that Zac Efron guy! What could go wrong?” — a movie executive, probably.

Well, a lot, as it turns out, because the flick, We Are Your Friends, bombed hard at the box office. It earned just $1.8 million in its opening weekend — the third worst opening of all time for a film that was shown on more than 2,000 screens, according to Box Office Mojo. But while movie execs are sweating that they don’t understand the youths, and Efron is wondering if his career can recover, Deadmau5 was thrilled to see the EDM cash-in flop.

“Well if anything restored my faith in music, apparently that zac efron trying to be a DJ movie bombed out this wknd,” he tweeted on Monday. “Let’s make an EDM movie, they said. It’ll be fun, they said,” he joked.