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Sarah Palin Movie Plummets, Kristin Scott Thomas' SARAH'S KEY Opens Strongly: Box Office

Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah's Key
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah's Key

Blame it on a liberal/left-wing conspiracy, Obama's repressive policies, or Captain America: The First Avenger, but despite the addition of four theaters – or a 40 percent increase in venues – the Sarah Palin movie The Undefeated plummeted 63 percent on its second weekend out. At 14 locations, The Undefeated collected a dismal $24,000, for a per-theater average of $1,714, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo.

Expect Sarah Palin and The Undefeated to disappear from North American screens very shortly. That is, until both Palin and the Stephen K. Bannon-directed documentary inevitably resurface early next year at the Razzie Awards.

Performing much better in limited release was The Weinstein Company-distributed Sarah's Key, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, and featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and Mélusine Mayance. The Holocaust-related drama collected $117,000 at five theaters, averaging $23,400 per site. Additionally, Sarah's Key has already taken in $13.42 million overseas, chiefly in France ($6.41m) and The Netherlands ($4.37m).

Also performing well, Mike Cahill's sci-fi drama Another Earth earned an estimated $78,400 at four theaters. Its per-theater average was $19,600. Another Earth features Brit Marling, Matthew-Lee Erlbach, and William Mapother.

Faring more modestly, IFC's The Myth of the American Sleepover opened in one New York City theater, where it grossed $9,100. Directed by David Robert Mitchell, The Myth of the American Sleepover features Claire Sloma, Marlon Morton, and Amanda Bauer.

Photo: Sarah's Key (The Weinstein Company)

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5 Comments to Sarah Palin Movie Plummets, Kristin Scott Thomas' SARAH'S KEY Opens Strongly: Box Office

  1. Caroline


    Oh for God's sake, who are you kidding?

    Get your facts straight. Michael Moore's films last much longer than one weekend at the box office.

    When it opened at 4 theaters, Capitalism: A Love Story grossed $231,964. In the end, it grossed a total of more than $14 million. And that was Moore's least successful documentary of the decade.

    The Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated opened with $65,000 at 10 theaters. It has grossed only $101,000 after ten days and it'll be lucky if it reaches $200,000 before it disappears from view. Don't expect millions (or even tens of thousands) in DVD sales either.

  2. Rick Patel

    It is wonderful news for Sarah Palin fans and supporters that the powerful documentary about her amazing, inspiring life and career, “The Undefeated”, will become available in a variety of venues and formats. Sorry, never heard of Kristin Scott Thomas.

  3. Steve

    Oh for God Sake, it was a political documentary which stirred up discussion about a candidate yet to announce. Michael Moore films last about as long. Liberals were obviously terrified enough of Palin to compare hers to Harry Potter.

    It'll be seen. It'll be on cable networks, pay-per-view, Netflix, etc.

    Lots of time between now and next year.

    But hey if liberals believe this means Obama will win re-election, then hey, quit sending him your money, register as Republicans, and vote for Palin in the primaries so that she's his opponent! In fact, I welcome it!

  4. Sally

    Sarah Palin is done. Her movie is a bust. She can't even convince her many donors to sit through the two hour lovefest. She didn't get on the ballot in Iowa because she refuses to play by any rules. Instead of expressing horror at the events in Norway (which are directly tied to her own dominionist ideals) she uses FACEBOOK to criticize the President (oh, that's new, Sarah!) She's a moron, period, and no matter how much SeaofPee loves her, she is not running for President of anything.

  5. Chris

    Hmmm - defeated in 2008 with McCain, defeated by whatever made her unable to finish her job as governor (Iamestream media?, libtards?, anyone or anything besides Sarah herself?), and now the misnamed movie is defeated (fans can't/won't skew numbers by seeing it multiple times, and even if SarahPAC buys blocks of tickets to give away with paltry donations, they still won't fill seats - this is not like a book). Running out of steam, going down in flames, unable to sustain attention with the “will I or won't I” carrot-on-a-stick…. three time loser any way you look at it. She's got a LOUD but relatively small number of diehard fans, and whatever Sarah Palin does will only result in more overexposure.