Adjuster:

Genres

Political Campaign / Election

1978-Present



RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 23 Bob Roberts Par. $314,275 7.0% 8 $39,284 $4,479,470 9/4/92
2 26 No (2013) SPC $71,742 3.1% 4 $17,936 $2,343,664 2/15/13
3 27 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
4 28 Feed OrC $11,448 25.2% 1 $11,448 $45,488 10/7/92
5 1 The Campaign WB $26,588,460 30.6% 3,205 $8,296 $86,907,746 8/10/12
6 2 The Adjustment Bureau Uni. $21,157,730 33.9% 2,840 $7,450 $62,495,645 3/4/11
7 3 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $20,018,620 30.4% 2,867 $6,982 $65,955,630 7/30/04
8 11 The American President Sony $10,014,558 16.7% 1,508 $6,640 $60,079,496 11/17/95
9 29 Grassroots Gold. $6,497 52.6% 1 $6,497 $12,356 6/22/12
10 13 Dave WB $7,306,755 11.5% 1,155 $6,326 $63,270,710 5/7/93
11 4 Head of State DW $13,503,484 35.4% 2,151 $6,277 $38,125,247 3/28/03
12 6 Primary Colors Uni. $12,045,395 30.9% 1,965 $6,130 $39,001,187 3/20/98
13 7 The Distinguished Gentleman BV $10,611,040 22.7% 1,933 $5,489 $46,666,502 12/4/92
14 24 Storyville Fox $101,383 24.0% 19 $5,335 $422,503 8/26/92
15 8 Black Sheep Par. $10,593,609 32.7% 2,045 $5,180 $32,417,995 2/2/96
16 9 Bulworth Fox $10,515,839 39.6% 2,047 $5,137 $26,528,185 5/22/98
17 5 Man of the Year Uni. $12,299,380 33.0% 2,515 $4,890 $37,327,390 10/13/06
18 10 The Ides of March Sony $10,470,143 25.6% 2,199 $4,761 $40,962,534 10/7/11
19 12 Wag the Dog NL $7,778,122 18.1% 1,665 $4,672 $43,061,945 1/9/98
20 30 The Last Party Trit $4,088 36.6% 1 $4,088 $11,156 8/27/93
21 19 Election Par. $3,162,540 21.2% 827 $3,824 $14,902,041 5/7/99
22 16 The Contender DW $5,363,900 30.0% 1,516 $3,538 $17,872,723 10/13/00
23 25 The Obama Effect ArcEnt $83,896 75.6% 25 $3,356 $110,904 7/13/12
24 22 Silver City NM $337,484 33.1% 114 $2,960 $1,020,656 9/17/04
25 17 Speechless MGM $3,969,048 19.2% 1,404 $2,826 $20,667,959 12/16/94
26 15 Swing Vote BV $6,230,669 38.2% 2,213 $2,815 $16,289,867 8/1/08
27 18 All the King's Men Sony $3,672,366 50.9% 1,514 $2,425 $7,221,458 9/22/06
28 21 Power Fox $1,854,200 48.8% 770 $2,408 $3,800,000 1/31/86
29 14 Welcome to Mooseport Fox $6,775,132 46.8% 2,868 $2,362 $14,470,947 2/20/04
30 20 Nixon BV $2,016,601 14.7% 977 $2,064 $13,681,765 1/5/96
31 31 Choose Connor Strand $1,441 24.9% 1 $1,441 $5,788 10/10/08
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 21 titles):
$9,807,02827.4%1,914$5,124$35,795,570-

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


NOTE: The most obvious candidate for this chart, The Candidate, fell outside the 1978-Present parameters, but we'll try to find a gross for it and fold it in later. ""Campaign"" is used in the broadest sense here to include movies about the political games played, not just elections. If there are any movies that you think should be on this list, e-mail us at mail@boxofficemojo.com.