Adjuster:

Genres

Political Campaign / Election

1978-Present



RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 The Campaign WB $86,907,746 3,302 $26,588,460 3,205 8/10/12
2 The Manchurian Candidate Par. $65,955,630 2,867 $20,018,620 2,867 7/30/04
3 Dave WB $63,270,710 1,916 $7,306,755 1,155 5/7/93
4 The Adjustment Bureau Uni. $62,495,645 2,847 $21,157,730 2,840 3/4/11
5 The American President Sony $60,079,496 1,508 $10,014,558 1,508 11/17/95
6 The Distinguished Gentleman BV $46,666,502 1,984 $10,611,040 1,933 12/4/92
7 Wag the Dog NL $43,061,945 1,752 $92,079 3 12/25/97
8 The Ides of March Sony $40,962,534 2,199 $10,470,143 2,199 10/7/11
9 Primary Colors Uni. $39,001,187 1,976 $12,045,395 1,965 3/20/98
10 Head of State DW $38,125,247 2,256 $13,503,484 2,151 3/28/03
11 Man of the Year Uni. $37,327,390 2,626 $12,299,380 2,515 10/13/06
12 Black Sheep Par. $32,417,995 2,092 $10,593,609 2,045 2/2/96
13 Bulworth Fox $26,528,185 2,051 $141,816 2 5/15/98
14 Speechless MGM $20,667,959 1,404 $3,969,048 1,404 12/16/94
15 The Seduction of Joe Tynan Uni. $19,595,168 - n/a - 8/17/79
16 The Contender DW $17,872,723 1,639 $5,363,900 1,516 10/13/00
17 Swing Vote BV $16,289,867 2,213 $6,230,669 2,213 8/1/08
18 Election Par. $14,902,041 827 $119,080 6 4/23/99
19 Welcome to Mooseport Fox $14,470,947 2,868 $6,775,132 2,868 2/20/04
20 Nixon BV $13,681,765 977 $2,206,506 514 12/22/95
21 All the King's Men Sony $7,221,458 1,520 $3,672,366 1,514 9/22/06
22 Bob Roberts Par. $4,479,470 306 $314,275 8 9/4/92
23 Power Fox $3,800,000 770 $1,854,200 770 1/31/86
24 No (2013) SPC $2,343,664 99 $71,742 4 2/15/13
25 Silver City NM $1,020,656 162 $337,484 114 9/17/04
26 The War Room Oct. $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
27 Storyville Fox $422,503 19 $101,383 19 8/26/92
28 A Perfect Candidate 7Art $134,485 8 n/a - 6/19/96
29 The Obama Effect ArcEnt $110,904 25 $83,896 25 7/13/12
30 Feed OrC $45,488 1 $11,448 1 10/7/92
31 Grassroots Gold. $12,356 2 $6,497 1 6/22/12
32 The Last Party Trit $11,156 1 $4,088 1 8/27/93
33 Caucus BFOA $10,645 2 n/a - 10/25/13
34 Choose Connor Strand $5,788 2 $1,441 1 10/10/08
TOTAL (All Movies):$780,800,923----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$22,964,7331,242$5,470,0441,141-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$751,706,972----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$35,795,5701,981$10,733,7932,039-



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.