I read that at one theater they sold 1 single ticket to the show and when asked about it, the person from the theater was not even aware that the movie was playing there and told the person asking that perhaps they meant to ask a different theater down the road
'Motherhood' first screened in January at Sundance, then opened in limited release in the U.S. in October. According to Boxofficemojo.com, the film didn't fare much better in the States, earning only $93,388 in a short four-week run. Word of mouth must have been terrible: more than half of that gross is from the film's opening weekend. At last count the film, which co-stars Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards, has earned a mere $701,784 worldwide.
So who's to blame: The terrible film or the lackluster marketing? Metrodome's support of the theatrical release does sound halfhearted, by their own admission: "Inevitably some films will work better on some platforms than others. In this particular case the DVD was stronger than the theatrical result," the company said