FIFA’s Propaganda Movie Made Only $607 on Opening Weekend
The FIFA-funded movie United Passions, which tells the story of, well, FIFA, bombed at the U.S. box office during its opening weekend. It cost over $27 million and made exactly $607.
Now, on the one hand, the movie only opened in 10 theaters across the country (and the one Phoenix theater that showed it had literally one person go see it), but that might be because of the whole corruption thing and the surprise resignation last week of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
United Passions stars Gerard Depardieu, Tim Roth (playing Blatter), and Sam “Hey, what’s he been up to since Jurassic Park?” Neill.
And in case you’re wondering if the movie itself is any good, the reviews have been horrible and it is at 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Just last night, when John Oliver made fun of FIFA again, he mocked the movie and the horrible, scathing reviews it’s been getting. Oliver also referenced the film in the first segment he did on FIFA last yeah, and you can watch that video below, via HBO:
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