Zyzzyx Road cost $2 million to produce according to imdb.com but Leo Grillo one of the actors in the movies says it was $1 million but only grossed $20 when it was released in 2006. It would have grossed $30 but the makeup artist who had worked on the film brought a friend to see the movie and was admitted free.
It is considered the lowest grossing movie in movie history.
It was shown in a Dallas theater for seven days and only six people saw the movie. It cost $1,000 to rent the theater for six days. The thought process behind this move was that it was required by the Screen Actor’s Guild to have a movie shown in a U.S. theater before being released worldwide.
Surprisingly the low budget movie had two well known stars in the movie with Katherine Heigl and Tom Sizemore both appearing in the film. They couldn’t have been paid too much with such a low budget when considering the cost of filming the movie.
Sizemore was arrested during filming for violating his probation by failing drug tests but was allowed to finish filming of the movie which took only 18 days.
The page for the movie at imdb.com gives more details about the movie.
Leo Grillo submitted his comments on the movie to a message board: