Sarah Palin’s The Undefeated Is Defeated At The Box Office

This weekend moviegoers flocked to see the final episode of the Harry Potter series. However, observers from Fox News must have thought the throngs of film buffs were all there to see Sarah Palin’s “The Undefeated.” The Fox Nation reports that the movie opened strong and that the theaters were packed. That contrasts sharply with independent reports of empty theaters and weak box office.

Sarah Palin Undefeated

By any measure the movie was a bomb. It pulled in about $65,000 from the 10 theaters where it played. Let’s compare that to some other documentaries with limited screen openings:

  • Sarah Palin Undefeated: 10 screens / $6,500 each.
  • An Inconvenient Truth: 4 screens / $70,000 each.
  • Capitalism: A Love Story: 4 screens / $58,000 each.
  • Bowling for Columbine: 8 screens / $26,000 each.
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop: 8 screens / $21,000 each.
  • The U.S. Vs. John Lennon: 6 screens / $11,000 each.
  • Outfoxed: 5 Screens / $15,000 each.
  • Why We Fight: 6 Screens / $9,000 each.

The numbers for Undefeated need to be tempered by the fact that at least one screening was bought out in its entirety by the local Republican Party in a Dallas suburb. It is unknown at this time how often that occurred in other markets.

The logic that concludes that this film is successful is the same sort of logic that caused the filmmakers to name a movie about Sarah Palin “The Undefeated.” It’s delusional logic at best considering that Palin’s most recent campaign resulted in an embarrassing defeat, her cable reality show saw lower ratings each successive week, and her books sell fewer copies with each publication.

If this is the best the movie can do on its opening weekend, when most films do their best business, then they might as well roll up the red carpet and go home. It’s all down hill from here. But don’t be surprised if mesmerized Palin fans insist that, once again, she is undefeated.


5 thoughts on “Sarah Palin’s The Undefeated Is Defeated At The Box Office

  1. Maybe people left(quit) half way through the movie? That would be poetic.

  2. It should be called “The Underachiever”.

    Bill Maher, nails it!

  3. Another phoney article attempting mock a film that was released in 8 theatres nationwide promoted primarily by word of mouth. Actually the film was sold at at many theatres and is now expanding. “Journalist” with a liberal mindset can not be fair to the film because it’s about a figure they they fear and detest. Next time get Shelia Jackson Lee to review a film on William F. Buckly which would be the equivalent of these types of bogus articles.

    • First of all, Einstein, this isn’t a review of the film. It’s a factual account of its performance in the marketplace.

      The remainder of your comment are merely excuses for the film’s failure. The truth is, it was promoted heavily to its target audience. It was screened at the RightOnline Conference hosted by Andrew Breitbart. It’s official premiere was in Iowa with Palin in attendance.

      Yet it is still struggling. It opened on 10 screens with promises that it would expand nationally if it performed well the first weekend. Well, it is expanding to 14 screens this week. Not exactly a blockbuster move. And the distributor has declined to release box office numbers all week. What do you suppose they’re hiding?

  4. its about time people woke up about what this greedy woman is up too. Fleeceing her flock for saraPAC, so her grifting family can live high off the hog.

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