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The American President (1995)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,009,496Details
International Box Office $47,800,000
Worldwide Box Office $107,809,496
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
90% - Certified Fresh
Audience
77% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$62,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 17th, 1995 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: September 24th, 1996 by Castle Rock Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some strong language
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Keywords: Romance, Political
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 374 $46,004 Apr 12, 1996 150
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 321 $84,807 Apr 5, 1996 143
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 238 $186,442 Mar 29, 1996 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 191 $307,545 Mar 22, 1996 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 183 $433,076 Mar 15, 1996 122
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,480 $53,133 Feb 16, 1996 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 896 $171,306 Feb 9, 1996 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 954 $205,036 Feb 2, 1996 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 662 $402,284 Jan 26, 1996 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 570 $650,650 Jan 19, 1996 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 346 $1,702,220 Jan 12, 1996 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 377 $2,252,807 Jan 5, 1996 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 230 $4,104,793 Dec 29, 1995 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,244 $51,055,287 Dec 29, 1995 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 870 $2,303,111 Dec 22, 1995 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,393 $2,128,685 Dec 15, 1995 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,513 $3,016,844 Dec 8, 1995 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,317 $5,308,173 Dec 1, 1995 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,044 $9,713,222 Nov 24, 1995 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 371 $10,014,558 Nov 17, 1995 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,781 $10,014,558 Nov 17, 1995 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,837 1,508 Nov 17, 1995 3

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss    Senator Bob Rumson
Annette Bening    Sydney Ellen Wade
   President Andrew Shepherd
David Paymer    Leon Kodak
Michael J. Fox    Lewis Rothschild
Samantha Mathis    Janie
Wendie Malick    Susan Sloan
Martin Sheen    A.J. MacInerney
John Mahoney    Leo Solomon
Gabriel Jarret    Jeff
Nina Siemaszko    Beth Wade

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Aaron Sorkin
Set Decorator    Karen O'Hara
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins

Contest: Vote Early, Vote Often - Update

October 26th, 2012

Wreck-It-Ralph is the only film opening truly wide next week and it might open in more theaters than the combined theater counts of Flight and The Man with the Iron Fists. So it is obviously the film in this week's Box Office Prediction Contest, right? Not so fast. This week we don't have a Box Office Prediction Contest. We have a Presidential Election Prediction Contest. In order to win, one must predict the Electoral College results for the 2012 Presidential Election as reported by CNN on their official site at noon, Pacific Time, on Wednesday, November 7th. As a tie-breaker, we will be using the percentage of the vote earned by the two main candidates, again as reported by CNN on their official site at noon on Wednesday November 7th. While you are researching your predictions, it is very important to keep in mind that the chances all 50 states and D.C. will be called by noon on Wednesday is roughly 0%. To emphasize, last time around, it took three weeks for Missouri to be called. This time around one of two things are guaranteed to happen. Either one candidate will win with a surprisingly strong margin, in which case the news networks will not be in a rush to call a state that is close. Or the candidates will be so close that at least one close state could tip the balance, in which case no network will want to get the call wrong and have another Florida 2000 on our hands. So read your favorite political sites, head over to 270towin.com, or another similar site, to play with the map to figure out how many Electoral College votes Obama and Romney will have, as well as the number of states that will remain undecided by the next day. And don't forget the popular vote tie-breaker.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the actual results, without going over Obama's total, will win a copies of The American President on Blu-ray and Dave on Blu-ray. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the actual results, without going over Romney's total, will win a copies of The American President on Blu-ray and Dave on Blu-ray.

Update We've had a question regarding exactly what you need to send in for the contest. Here's a good sample entry based on 2008's election results:

Barack Obama Electoral Votes = 350
TIEBREAKER: Popular Vote = 53.7%

John McCain Electoral Votes = 162
TIEBREAKER: Popular Vote = 46.7%

The Electoral Votes do not add up to 538, because two states were uncalled by noon on Wednesday. If you've already sent in your prediction and it doesn't follow this format, send it in again and we will use your original date in case we need to go to the double tie-breaker. (First entry wins.)

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Monday November 5th to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/11/17 3 $10,014,558   1,508 $6,641   $10,014,558 3
1995/11/24 6 $9,713,222 -3% 1,508 $6,441   $26,038,281 10
1995/12/01 6 $5,308,173 -45% 1,508 $3,520   $33,533,954 17
1995/12/08 7 $3,016,844 -43% 1,508 $2,001   $38,047,688 24
1995/12/15 7 $2,128,685 -29% 1,508 $1,412   $41,134,265 31
1995/12/22 12 $2,303,111 +8% 1,310 $1,758   $44,483,237 38
1995/12/29 10 $4,104,793 +78% 1,310 $3,133   $51,055,287 45
1996/01/05 10 $2,252,807 -45% 1,181 $1,908   $54,154,554 52
1996/01/12 17 $1,702,220 -24% 820 $2,076   $56,486,135 59
1996/01/19 21 $650,650 -62% 566 $1,150   $57,352,022 66
1996/01/26 25 $402,284 -38% 402 $1,001   $57,923,435 73
1996/02/02 34 $205,036 -49% 352 $582   $58,206,523 80
1996/02/09 35 $171,306 -16% 254 $674   $58,424,782 87
1996/02/16 58 $53,133 -69% 157 $338   $58,524,461 94
1996/03/15 21 $433,076   550 $787   $59,026,263 122
1996/03/22 27 $307,545 -29% 455 $676   $59,508,670 129
1996/03/29 34 $186,442 -39% 236 $790   $59,789,344 136
1996/04/05 40 $84,807 -55% 125 $678   $59,940,403 143
1996/04/12 51 $46,004 -46% 82 $561   $60,009,496 150

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1995/11/17 4 $16,325,059   1,508 $10,826   $16,325,059 7
1995/11/24 6 $11,900,722 -27% 1,508 $7,892   $28,225,781 14
1995/12/01 6 $6,805,063 -43% 1,508 $4,513   $35,030,844 21
1995/12/08 7 $3,974,736 -42% 1,508 $2,636   $39,005,580 28
1995/12/15 7 $3,174,546 -20% 1,508 $2,105   $42,180,126 35
1995/12/22 11 $4,770,368 +50% 1,310 $3,642   $46,950,494 42
1995/12/29 11 $4,951,253 +4% 1,310 $3,780   $51,901,747 49
1996/01/05 11 $2,882,168 -42% 1,181 $2,440   $54,783,915 56
1996/01/12 18 $1,917,457 -33% 820 $2,338   $56,701,372 63
1996/01/19 22 $819,779 -57% 566 $1,448   $57,521,151 70
1996/01/26 25 $480,336 -41% 402 $1,195   $58,001,487 77
1996/02/02 34 $251,989 -48% 352 $716   $58,253,476 84
1996/02/09 35 $217,852 -14% 254 $858   $58,471,328 91
1996/03/15 21 $607,938   550 $1,105   $59,201,125 126
1996/03/22 28 $401,777 -34% 455 $883   $59,602,902 133
1996/03/29 30 $252,694 -37% 236 $1,071   $59,855,596 140
1996/04/05 40 $107,896 -57% 125 $863   $59,963,492 147