Palin's disappointing box office numbers
August 1st, 2011
09:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin's disappointing box office numbers

(CNN) – The pro-Sarah Palin documentary, "The Undefeated," suffered disappointing box office sales over the weekend, earning just over $5,000.

The movie, which opened nation-wide July 15, chronicles the former Alaska governor's career through home movies, photographs, interviews with former aides and supporters and the audio from her memoir "Going Rogue."

It grossed $65,132 in its opening weekend in 10 theaters and $24,664 in the second weekend in 14 theaters. It was viewed in four theaters this past weekend and grossed an estimated $5,200.

The film, directed and produced by Steve Bannon, will be available to 75 million households in September via On Demand and pay-per-view on Time Warner, DirecTV and the Dish Network.

Palin, who continues to flirt with a bid for the White House in 2012, will address a tea party rally in Des Moines, Iowa, two days after the video hits television screens.

– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


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soundoff (511 Responses)
  1. fideauxdon

    Her 15 minutes of fame was over two years ago. If the Media would quit paying attention yo her, she'd disappear. ignore her, dammit!

    August 1, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. A well done Sarah, please...

    It's time Sarah... time for the Penthouse spread! You know.... that would sell like Moose Hangburgers on Alaskan buns!

    August 1, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. Eric

    And to think, she should have hooked up with the scientologists! At least they'd have manipulated the numbers so it would look like people are interested in what she has to say. Oh sorry. She believes in a different fairy tale.

    August 1, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  4. Glenn

    Perhaps now she'll finally realize that she isn't NEARLY as popular as she thinks she is or as those around her keep telling her she is. No plans, no solutions, no nothing.............just criticism against Obama and reliably ignorant comments and statements.

    Don't embarrass yourself by running, Mrs. Palin, because you're already irrelevant. Take a beating in the primaries by the other posers in the GOP field and you'll fade into obscurity, which is where you should be anyway.

    August 1, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  5. PaulC

    I can't imagine anyone with a double digit IQ would waste 5 minutes watching this self aggrandizing masterpiece.
    "I love me...do you love me too?"

    August 1, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    Palin may not be a hit at the theaters, BUT she still packs them in here at Political Ticker. Almost 500 comments already.

    Palin/Bachmann2012 = Obama/Biden four more years

    August 1, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  7. Brian

    So many commented on how her celebrity is waning and how she has no chance in national politics... It's scary to say, but you shouldn't count her out just because the movie bombed.

    There are still a great many in the heartland who still like her, despite her political record (quitting her elected job to be on a bigger stage, using family matters as talking points, continuing to try her best to be in the spotlight, etc). Just because intelligent people just laugh at her doesn't mean there aren't just as many or more of her admirers. It doesn't look good for our country, but unfortunately we have to admit that some people indeed really like her.

    August 1, 2011 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  8. Denizen Kate

    People are paying money to see this? Really? It just proves that old saying, never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

    August 1, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. Chuck Ladouceur

    Maybe the President can send her to an Embassy like Mongolia with a one way ticket

    August 1, 2011 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  10. Chuck Ladouceur

    If S Palin can see Russia from her front porch i am sure i can see the Atlantic Ocean from my back yard...Oh Dam that is my son's Pool. Here i go again drinking that harsh tea party juice. VOTE FOR ME I AM ELECTABBBBLBBBLLLLBLLLE

    August 2, 2011 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  11. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Snooki Palin won't take the big hint. Now she really wants Bachmann's money and interviews.

    August 2, 2011 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
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