Jan 20, 2009

Lowest Grossing Film of all Time

What is the name of the lowest-grossing film of all time? Do you have any idea about it's gross earning? Well, the name of the film is "Zyzzyx Road" and it grossed just $30. Can you believe this?


Zyzzyx Road is an independent thriller film. It stars Leo Grillo, Katherine Heigl, and Tom Sizemore. The screenplay was written by John Penney, who also directed the film. It was released on February 25, 2006 at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas. The release was deliberately limited and it was shown once-a-day for six days, which ultimately resulted in gross income of $30 at the box office. Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20 from exactly six patrons. The $10 difference is due to a personal refund by Grillo to makeup artist Sheila Moore, who had worked on the film, and her friend.

The total budget of the film was about $2 million and it earned just $30 in the box office. What a successful opening? Later, the film was released in 23 countries and by the end of 2006, had earned about $368,000. As of today, the film has not yet received the legitimate domestic distribution that was supposed to follow its foreign release.


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