The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
The second lowest grossing film in US history, Zyzzyx Rd only sold six tickets over seven showings at a small theater in Texas. Domestically grossing just $30, the movie cost $2 million to make. The limited release was intentional, as the director wanted to release the film internationally.