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The Lowest-Grossing Film of 2012 Made Just $264 at the Box Office

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What film has earned this dubious honor? That would be…

Indie horror film Playback, starring Christian Slater. It played on one screen for two weeks in March, so it was never going to make a ton of money, but still—$264? Ouch.

According to The Daily Mail the average ticket price in the US is $7.94, which would put the number of people who saw Playback at 33. But if that one city where Playback screened was a major movie market like New York or Los Angeles, where tickets are more expensive, that number’s more like 25.

But take heart, Playback director Michael A. Nickles. Your film made nearly nine times that of the worst-grossing film ever, 2006′s Zyzzyx Rd, starring Katherine Heigl and Tom Sizemore. That took in all of $30 and sold just six tickets.

So. Y’know. It could be worse.

(via: Death and Taxes)

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