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2007-01-04 10:01
by Jon Weisman

Dade Hayes reports in Variety that Zyzzyxx Road grossed a grand total of $30 at the box office this year.

That's no typo. It's the lowest tally for any pic since modern record-keeping began in the 1980s.

The vigilante thriller starring Tom Sizemore, Katherine Heigl and Leo Grillo bore the ominous tagline "Dead Ahead." Like many on the dishonor roll of 60-plus titles cuming less than $1,000 over the past two decades, its stint in a single theater had more to do with contracts or four-wall rentals than mass audience desertion. Unheralded, it opened to $20 in February in Dallas, tacking on an additional 10-spot (repeat biz?) before slinking off to the video shelf.

Not to be confused with Zzyzx, California, apparently ...

Update: Devin Faraci had the story a few days earlier at

2007-01-04 13:10:06
1.   Suffering Bruin
My favorite line from the synopsis: "To complicate matters he runs into a desert-rat meth dealer (Rickey Medlocke) who is only getting in the way."

Because nothing adds conflict like a desert-rat meth dealer. Then again, they just get in the way, so...

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