FIFA film makes £400 in opening weekend: Here's what that could buy you 4 years ago

FIFA film makes £400 in opening weekend: Here's what that could buy you

We're no experts on film financing, but less than £400 on an opening weekend seems low.

That's the total which United Passions, the movie about (and heavily financed by) FIFA made in its opening weekend in American cinemas.

Not £400m. Not £400,000. Four hundred pounds (or £395.98 if we're being precise).

And that was despite Tim Roth playing the part of Sepp Blatter. What? Why are you laughing?


We wouldn't recommend football's governing body spend it all at once. However if they were to do so, here are a few things they would be able to buy...


49 Adidas Brazuca footballs

COSTA DO SAUIPE, BAHIA - DECEMBER 05:  FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends the FIFA Executive Committee Meeting Press Conference during a media day ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 5, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

474 bottles of Budweiser

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 6:  John Harkes, (Former captain, US men's national team)  and Dr. Scott Ratzan, (Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Anheuser-Busch InBev) gathered at the Brazilian Ambassador's residence in Washington DC on December 6, 2013 to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final Draw.  In partnership with Budweiser, the global official beer of the FIFA World Cup, Garibaldi created a commemorative work of art representing the 32 countries competing in the tournament next summer and their quest to be crowned the best in the world.   (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Budweiser)

92 medium Big Mac meals, or 84 large meals

The 2014 FIFA World Cup McDonald's Launch Party

1,338 cans of Coca-Cola

FIFA Brazil World Cup Trophy Tour In Seoul

Maybe they should wait to see if things improve in week two...