FIFA Movie Makes Only $607 At Its Weekend Release In The US

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A movie about FIFA made only $607 (£394) at its opening weekend in the US.

The movie, United Passions, details the origins of FIFA and the three association presidents who first led the football governing body. The film was written and directed by Frédéric Auburtin and stars Tom Roth, Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Fischer Stevens.

The FIFA film was already at a loss of about $26.8 million having only taken in around $200,000 across the European box office since its release at the Zurich film festival in October 2014.

At its opening in the US, the film managed to do even worse – making only $607 in total from 10 different cinemas across the country showing it. One of the cinemas in Arizona reported to have only sold one ticket for the movie all weekend, making a total of $9.

The film was budgeted between $25-32 million and three quarters of the money raised for United Passions was funded by FIFA themselves.

You can watch the trailer here: