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(IMDB)   While we're waiting for the best of the best to be honored at the Oscars, how about we look at the worst of the worst: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X has grossed a grand total of $86, with a budget of $2 Million   (imdb.com) divider line 9
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2013-02-24 05:32:41 PM
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padraig: Gunderson: [upload.wikimedia.org image 215x281]

Made a total of $30 (US box office)

And it was absolutely deliberate. The SAG allows lower pay for actors in low-budget movies, as long as they get a domestic release in theaters, maybe on the assumption that actors would relish the opportunity to get in a part in a movie that'd go on the silver screen, and not just as a direct-to-DVD. The producers did not intend to distribute the movie domestically. So, what they did was they rented a theatre in Dallas for one week, and showed the movie there for one week, with absolutely no marketing. And then their legal obligations were fulfilled.

I'd not be surprised if that's what happened here.


Same for this. Also allows them to say "Theatrically Released" on the dvd promotions if I remember correctly.
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2013-02-24 04:35:19 PM
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redsquid: marcre3363: Random movie CSB's

... I saw the director, sitting outside the theater at a card table with his hands in his head.

The movie was so bad he tried to remove his own brain?


Maybe it was this:
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2013-02-24 03:33:27 PM
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SockMonkeyHolocaust: A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story

haha, wow. That ad copy really sells it.


This movie really makes me think it may have legs as a cult classic on DVD.  It could be the next Bubba Ho-Tep.  Hopefully this sees a DVD release soon, or at least a Netflix streaming option.
2013-02-24 02:57:57 PM
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It's no "Springtime for Hitler", that's for sure.
2013-02-24 02:31:51 PM
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Foxxinnia: I wonder who the people who saw Zyzzyx Road were. Were they just random people who went to a theater saw it on the listings board and were like, "Hey let's give it shot"? Do people do that? Go to the movies and get tickets to movies they know absolutely nothing about?


I did that with Se7en. I had just moved from overseas, so I hadn't seen any marketing, and I didn't even know who was in it.  I've done that quite a few times, though that was my happiest surprise.  Over marketing takes away from cool films.  Can you imagine how awesome From Dusk Til Dawn would have been if none of the vampire stuff had made it into the trailer?
2013-02-24 02:13:59 PM
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Gunderson: [upload.wikimedia.org image 215x281]

Made a total of $30 (US box office)


And it was absolutely deliberate. The SAG allows lower pay for actors in low-budget movies, as long as they get a domestic release in theaters, maybe on the assumption that actors would relish the opportunity to get in a part in a movie that'd go on the silver screen, and not just as a direct-to-DVD. The producers did not intend to distribute the movie domestically. So, what they did was they rented a theatre in Dallas for one week, and showed the movie there for one week, with absolutely no marketing. And then their legal obligations were fulfilled.

I'd not be surprised if that's what happened here.
2013-02-24 01:53:59 PM
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Gunderson: [upload.wikimedia.org image 215x281]

Made a total of $30 (US box office)


That actually looks terrible.
2013-02-24 01:27:51 PM
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Made a total of $30 (US box office)
2013-02-24 11:27:58 AM
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Reggie Bannister, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Williams? I'm in.
 
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