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A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Grosses

Domestic (74.9%)
$39,001,187
Summary Details
DistributorUniversal Pictures
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Opening$12,045,395
1,965 theaters
Budget$65,000,000
MPAAR
Running Time2 hr 23 min
GenresComedy Drama
In Release287 days/41 weeks
Widest Release1,976 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Mar 20, 1998Friday2$3,556,620--1,965$1,809$3,556,6201
Mar 21, 1998Saturday2$5,462,685+53.6%-1,965$2,779$9,019,3052
Mar 22, 1998Sunday2$3,026,090-44.6%-1,965$1,539$12,045,3953
Mar 23, 1998Monday2$618,975-79.5%-1,965$315$12,664,3704
Mar 24, 1998Tuesday2$874,425+41.3%-1,965$445$13,538,7955
Mar 25, 1998Wednesday2$864,615-1.1%-1,965$440$14,403,4106
Mar 26, 1998Thursday2$835,125-3.4%-1,965$425$15,238,5357
Mar 27, 1998Friday2$2,115,550+153.3%-40.5%1,968$1,074$17,354,0858
Mar 28, 1998Saturday2$3,227,325+52.6%-40.9%1,968$1,639$20,581,4109
Mar 29, 1998Sunday2$1,662,905-48.5%-45%1,968$844$22,244,31510
Mar 30, 1998Monday2$413,280-75.1%-33.2%1,968$210$22,657,59511
Mar 31, 1998Tuesday2$560,880+35.7%-35.9%1,968$285$23,218,47512
Apr 1, 1998Wednesday2$521,520-7%-39.7%1,968$265$23,739,99513
Apr 2, 1998Thursday2$501,840-3.8%-39.9%1,968$255$24,241,83514
Apr 3, 1998Friday2$1,323,920+163.8%-37.4%1,976$670$25,565,75515
Apr 4, 1998Saturday2$2,321,840+75.4%-28.1%1,976$1,175$27,887,59516
Apr 5, 1998Sunday2$1,057,160-54.5%-36.4%1,976$535$28,944,75517
Apr 6, 1998Monday2$305,815-71.1%-26%1,976$154$29,250,57018
Apr 7, 1998Tuesday2$345,275+12.9%-38.4%1,976$174$29,595,84519
Apr 8, 1998Wednesday2$344,925-0.1%-33.9%1,976$174$29,940,77020
Apr 9, 1998Thursday2$384,150+11.4%-23.5%1,976$194$30,324,92021
Apr 10, 1998Friday2$809,445+110.7%-38.9%1,779$455$31,134,36522
Apr 11, 1998Saturday2$1,049,610+29.7%-54.8%1,779$590$32,183,97523
Apr 12, 1998
Easter Sunday
Sunday2$551,490-47.5%-47.8%1,779$310$32,735,46524
Apr 13, 1998Monday2$220,750-60%-27.8%1,766$125$32,956,21525
Apr 14, 1998Tuesday3$229,060+3.8%-33.7%1,762$130$33,185,27526
Apr 15, 1998Wednesday3$219,875-4%-36.3%1,759$125$33,405,15027
Apr 16, 1998Thursday2$219,250-0.3%-42.9%1,754$125$33,624,40028
Apr 17, 1998Friday4$434,610+98.2%-46.3%1,317$330$34,059,01029
Apr 18, 1998Saturday3$737,520+69.7%-29.7%1,317$560$34,796,53030
Apr 19, 1998Sunday3$362,175-50.9%-34.3%1,317$275$35,158,70531
Apr 20, 1998Monday4$96,975-73.2%-56.1%1,317$73$35,255,68032
Apr 21, 1998Tuesday4$103,440+6.7%-54.8%1,317$78$35,359,12033
Apr 22, 1998Wednesday4$90,160-12.8%-59%1,317$68$35,449,28034
Apr 23, 1998Thursday4$96,752+7.3%-55.9%1,317$73$35,546,03235
Apr 24, 1998Friday4$217,610+124.9%-49.9%926$235$35,763,64236
Apr 25, 1998Saturday4$425,960+95.7%-42.2%926$460$36,189,60237
Apr 26, 1998Sunday4$189,830-55.4%-47.6%926$205$36,379,43238
Apr 27, 1998Monday4$50,270-73.5%-48.2%914$55$36,429,70239
Apr 28, 1998Tuesday4$58,760+16.9%-43.2%904$65$36,488,46240
Apr 29, 1998Wednesday4$54,120-7.9%-40%902$60$36,542,58241
Apr 30, 1998Thursday4$54,095<0.1%-44.1%902$59$36,596,67742
May 1, 1998Friday4$146,815+171.4%-32.5%734$200$36,743,49243
May 2, 1998Saturday4$286,260+95%-32.8%734$390$37,029,75244
May 3, 1998Sunday4$117,440-59%-38.1%734$160$37,147,19245
May 4, 1998Monday4$35,795-69.5%-28.8%716$49$37,182,98746
May 5, 1998Tuesday4$35,650-0.4%-39.3%713$50$37,218,63747
May 6, 1998Wednesday4$39,105+9.7%-27.7%711$55$37,257,74248
May 7, 1998Thursday4$42,595+8.9%-21.3%710$59$37,300,33749
May 8, 1998Friday5$82,260+93.1%-44%457$180$37,382,59750
May 9, 1998Saturday5$153,095+86.1%-46.5%457$335$37,535,69251
May 10, 1998Sunday5$77,690-49.3%-33.8%457$170$37,613,38252
May 11, 1998Monday5$23,760-69.4%-33.6%432$55$37,637,14253
May 12, 1998Tuesday5$23,705-0.2%-33.5%431$55$37,660,84754
May 13, 1998Wednesday5$23,540-0.7%-39.8%428$55$37,684,38755
May 14, 1998Thursday5$17,195-27%-59.6%430$39$37,701,58256
May 15, 1998Friday5$62,460+263.2%-24.1%347$180$37,764,04257
May 16, 1998Saturday5$114,510+83.3%-25.2%347$330$37,878,55258
May 17, 1998Sunday5$60,725-47%-21.8%347$175$37,939,27759
May 18, 1998Monday5$26,720-56%+12.5%334$80$37,965,99760
May 19, 1998Tuesday6$24,375-8.8%+2.8%325$75$37,990,37261
May 20, 1998Wednesday6$23,220-4.7%-1.4%258$90$38,013,59262
May 21, 1998Thursday6$19,050-18%+10.8%254$75$38,032,64263
May 22, 1998Friday6$48,060+152.3%-23.1%267$180$38,080,70264
May 23, 1998Saturday6$84,105+75%-26.6%267$315$38,164,80765
May 24, 1998Sunday6$66,750-20.6%+9.9%267$250$38,231,55766
May 25, 1998
Memorial Day
Monday6$44,055-34%+64.9%267$165$38,275,61267
May 26, 1998Tuesday6$24,510-44.4%+0.6%258$95$38,300,12268
May 27, 1998Wednesday6$21,675-11.6%-6.7%255$85$38,321,79769
May 28, 1998Thursday5$19,275-11.1%+1.2%257$75$38,341,07270
May 29, 1998Friday6$40,165+108.4%-16.4%277$145$38,381,23771
May 30, 1998Saturday6$70,635+75.9%-16%277$255$38,451,87272
May 31, 1998Sunday6$42,935-39.2%-35.7%277$155$38,494,80773
Jun 1, 1998Monday5$16,195-62.3%-63.2%270$59$38,511,00274
Jun 2, 1998Tuesday5$24,210+49.5%-1.2%269$90$38,535,21275
Jun 3, 1998Wednesday5$20,095-17%-7.3%268$74$38,555,30776
Jun 4, 1998Thursday5$18,690-7%-3%267$70$38,573,99777
Jun 5, 1998Friday5$39,360+110.6%-2%246$160$38,613,35778
Jun 6, 1998Saturday5$65,190+65.6%-7.7%246$265$38,678,54779
Jun 7, 1998Sunday5$35,670-45.3%-16.9%246$145$38,714,21780
Jun 8, 1998Monday5$11,895-66.7%-26.6%238$49$38,726,11281
Jun 9, 1998Tuesday5$15,470+30.1%-36.1%238$65$38,741,58282
Jun 10, 1998Wednesday5$13,145-15%-34.6%239$55$38,754,72783
Jun 11, 1998Thursday5$15,860+20.7%-15.1%244$65$38,770,58784
Jun 12, 1998Friday5$20,585+29.8%-47.7%179$115$38,791,17285
Jun 13, 1998Saturday5$42,960+108.7%-34.1%179$240$38,834,13286
Jun 14, 1998Sunday5$22,375-47.9%-37.3%179$125$38,856,50787
Jun 15, 1998Monday5$11,115-50.3%-6.6%171$65$38,867,62288
Jun 16, 1998Tuesday5$14,280+28.5%-7.7%168$85$38,881,90289
Jun 17, 1998Wednesday5$11,620-18.6%-11.6%166$70$38,893,52290
Jun 18, 1998Thursday5$10,660-8.3%-32.8%164$65$38,904,18291
Jun 19, 1998Friday6$18,195+70.7%-11.6%104$174$38,922,37792
Jun 20, 1998Saturday6$27,560+51.5%-35.8%104$265$38,949,93793
Jun 21, 1998Sunday6$16,120-41.5%-28%104$155$38,966,05794
Jun 22, 1998Monday6$6,930-57%-37.7%99$70$38,972,98795
Jun 23, 1998Tuesday6$9,895+42.8%-30.7%99$99$38,982,88296
Jun 24, 1998Wednesday6$9,395-5.1%-19.1%99$94$38,992,27797
Jun 25, 1998Thursday6$8,910-5.2%-16.4%99$90$39,001,18798