Only 33 people went to go see Christian Slater's new movie 'Playback'

Only 33 people went to go see Christian Slater’s new movie ‘Playback’

Dec 27, 2012

2012 had some big movies: “The Hobbit,” “Django Unchained,” “Moonrise Kingdom”—it also had some total stinkers: “John Carter,” “Battleship,” an implausible sequel to “Clash of the Titans,” “The Innocence of Muslims…”

But the Daily Mail points out that the trophy for the single worst-performing movie of 2012 must go to Christian Slater’s “Playback,” which according to Box Office Mojo made a whopping $264. Total. As in two hundred and sixty-four bucks. Two hundred fifty-two of that was grossed opening weekend. It played for one full week after that, where it made another twelve bucks.

The indie cop-horror movie only played on just one screen for a week in March, but still—Daily Mail crunches that at the average national ticket price of $7.94, only 33 people would have gone to see it. And that’s probably being generous, since the one screen it played on was probably in LA, where tickets are closer to $11—which means that closer to 24 people would have bought tickets.

That’s even worse than Sarah Palin’s “documentary” “The Undefeated” which, as perhaps the only movie to ever score a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, still managed to earn just over $116,000.

But hey, before you start feeling too bad for Christian Slater, he’s still working a ton both in movies and TV and has more titles slated for 2013. Plus, he’s probably still getting some sweet royalty checks from “Pump Up The Volume.”

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