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The Most Successful Election Themed Highest Grossing Films Of All Time

Americans are voting and at the same time China is going through its own political transition, i thought it would be the best time to round-up the most successful election-themed films of all time. Ranking are made based on worldwide gross totals.

1. In the Line of Fire (1993): $177 million – Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) is haunted by the reality that JFK was assassinated under his watch.  John Malkovich acted as assassin Mitch Leary. In the Line of Firet was nominated for Academy Award in Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Malkovich), Best Film Editing (Anne V. Coates) and Best Writing Screenplay (Jeff Maguire) category.

2. The American President (1995): $107.9 million –  The American President is the story of a president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) and attractive environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening) who fall in love.

3. The Manchurian Candidate (2004): $96.1 million – starring Denzel Washington as Bennett Marco and Meryl Streep, is the story of a vice presidential nominee haunted by his past as a soldier during the Gulf War based on the 1959 novel by Richard Condon.

The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep

4. The Campaign (2012): $93.7 million – starring Will Ferrell (Democratic Congressman Cam Brady ) and Zach Galifianakis (Marty Huggins), is about two ridiculous congressional candidates and their shenanigans as they campaign for office.

5. The Ides of March (2011): $76 million – story of a presidential campaign and an idealistic staffer who gets caught up in dirty politics, starring George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Ryan Gosling directed by George Clooney.

6. All the President’s Men (1976): $70.6 million – starred Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford

7. Wag the Dog (1997): $64.3 million –  starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro

8. Milk (2008): $54.6 million – starring Sean Penn

9. Primary Colors (1998): $52.1 million – starring John Travolta and Kathy Bates

10. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992): $46.7 million – starring Eddie Murphy

11. Napoleon Dynamite (2004): $46.1 million

12. Man of the Year (2006): $41.2 million – starring Robin Williams and Lewis Black

Man of the Year (2006) Robin Williams

13. Head of State (2003): $38.6 million – starring Chris Rock and Bernic Mac

14. Black Sheep (1996): $32.4 million – starring Chris Farley and David Spade

15. Bulworth (1998): $29.2 million – starring Halle Berry

16. Speechless (1994): $20.7 million – starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, and Christopher Reeve

17. Swing Vote (2008): $17.6 million –  starring Kevin Costner and Kelsey Grammar

18. Election (1999): 14.9 million – starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick

19. Welcome to Mooseport (2004): $14.6 million – Starring Ray Romano and Gene Hackman

20. Nixon (1995): $13.7 million – Starring Anthony Hopkins

Nixon (1995) Anthony Hopkins

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Amarendra is the Chief Executive Officer and Editorial Director at CEOWORLD Magazine, and is responsible for all business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations.

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