FIFA Scores Own Goal as 'Unwatchable' Self-Financed Film, United Passions, Flops

Despite starring Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter the ‘preposterous hagiography’ took just £397 at the box office on its US opening After perhaps the most ill-timed cinematic release in history, The film opened just days after US prosecutors charged 14 football officials with racketeering, money laundering and fraud to spark the crisis that forced the resignation of Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter. After being shown in Europe last year, the film received a limited US release at the weekend and was shown on just 10 screens. According to the Hollywood Reporter, one cinema in Phoenix recorded a gross take of just $9.