There's a good chance you haven't even heard of the lowest grossing film of the year. The Christian Slater-starring "Playback"cost $7.5 million to make and only grossed $264 in theaters. Yes, only $264.
Movieline reports that the film only showed in one cinema, where it made $252 its first week and $12 (likely just one ticket) the following week. After that it was pulled, and it has gone on to live on VOD via Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Of course, $264 is massive intake when compared to the lowest-grossing film of all time. That honor goes to Katherine Heigl's"Zyzzyx Road," which was released in 2007 and made a grand total of $30 in theaters.
For some context, the highest grossing movie of the year was "The Avengers," which made $623 million in the United States alone and $1.5 billion worldwide.