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'United Passions' FIFA's multi-million dollar biopic flops at box office

One year after its Cannes Film Festival premiere, FIFA's multi-million dollar biopic, 'United Passions,' has failed to do well at the box office.

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Bringing in just $607 (£397) in its opening weekend, Frédéric Auburtin's film, 'United Passion,' which was funded by the football governing body, has kicked off on a bad start.

Completed before the corruption charges scandal rocked 14 of FIFA officials,  the movie which is about the history of the international soccer authority FIFA, was funded by about £17 million of the body's cash.

Starring Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter, the movie is estimated to have cost about $25m - $32m, with FIFA being a major sponsor.

According to THR, the FilmBar cinema in Phoenix reported takings of just $9.

The above report means only one person purchased a ticket.

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