Monday, January 01, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way - Cinematic Happenings Under Development
Somewhere out there – possibly reading this very article – are the members of a most exclusive fraternity. These people (I think there may be three of them) may not know each other. They may not know they belong to such a tiny club. But they played a pivotal role in movie history: these people helped the Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl-starring movie Zyzzyx Road reach an astonishing 30 dollars at the domestic box office. That’s not a typo. I didn’t mean 30 million dollars. Or 300,000 dollars. Zyzzyx Road, released on February 25th of 2006, was released in one theater, where it played for six days and earned 30 dollars total.

The "one theater" was the Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas.


Anonymous said...

The sign for Zzyzx Rd (note spelling)is a familiar landmark on I15 in the Mojave Desert, between LA & Vegas. So why the change in spelling? Afraid of lawsuits from the local gila monsters and road runners?

And despite the less than stellar box office for "Zyzzyx Road", I see from IMDB that 2007 will bring us "Zzyzx". Perhaps the corrected spelling will bring out the patrons in droves.

Art Scott

Bill Crider said...

No doubt the DVD sold a million copies, thus the sequel, or at least the movie with the similar title.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I want to see a celebrity boxing match between Tonya Harding and Tom Sizemore.