BOXOFFICE takes a look at which films ruled movie theatres just days after Americans voted for the President.

Elections and Movies

on November 03, 2008 by Phil Contrino
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Most people remember which presidential candidates they voted for over the last four elections, but do they remember what movie they went to see the weekend after they placed their vote?

In honor of the 2008 presidential election, B OXOFFICE takes a look back at which five films topped the box office just days after Americans cast their ballots.

2004

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George W. Bush defeated John Kerry

11/5/04 to 11/07/04 Box Office:

1. The Incredibles : $70.5M

2. Ray : $13.7M
3. The Grudge : $12.7M
4. Saw : $11.1M
5. Alfie : $6.2M


2000

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George W. Bush defeated Al Gore

11/10/00 to 11/12/00 Box Office:

1. Charlie's Angels : $24.6M

2. Little Nicky : $16M
3. Men of Honor : $13.3M
4. Meet the Parents : $10.3M
5. Red Planet : $8.7M

1996

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Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole

11/08/96 to 11/10/96 Box Office:

1. Ransom : $34.2M

2. Romeo and Juliet : $9M
3. Set It Off : $8.8M
4. Sleepers : $3.7M
5. High School High : $3.1M

1992

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Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush

11/06/92 to 11/08/92 Box Office:

1. Passenger 57 : $10.5M

2. Under Siege : $5.7M
3. A River Runs Through It : $5M
4. The Mighty Ducks : $4M
5. Jennifer Eight : $3.6M


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