Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Alan Crews
Budget: $2-4 million
Domestic Box Office Gross: $444093
The concept behind Mike Judge's Idiocracy (his equally unsuccessful follow-up to 1999's Office Space) is great satire: Smart people stop having babies, leaving only the idiots to procreate at an alarming rate and give birth to a world full of morons.
But as it turned out, the folks responsible for releasing and marketing the movie displayed similar levels of stupidity. Idiocracy was dumped into seven theaters at first (only expanding to a measly 130 locations), wasn't screened it for critics, and the promotion strategy was non-existent.
Like Office Space, Idiocracy's next life will happen among cult stans