This Day in Failure: September 2

2012:The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure earns a mere $448,000 from 2,160 theaters during its opening weekend, making it the lowest grossing wide release of all-time. The interactive G-rated kiddie film averages just over $207 per theater, taking 2008 flop Delgo out of the record books.

1998: A SwissAir MD-11 en route from New York to Geneva, Switzerland crashes off the shore of Halifax, Nova Scotia killing all 229 people on board.

1998: A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that an individual is convicted under a 1948 Genocide Convention law.