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Swing Vote (2008)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $16,289,867Details
International Box Office $1,300,000
Worldwide Box Office $17,589,867
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $7,502,365 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,502,365
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
38% - Rotten
Audience
41% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$21,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 1st, 2008 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: January 13th, 2009 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language.
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Keywords: Political, News, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,624 $30,702 Oct 10, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,140 $89,903 Oct 3, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,724 $18,446 Sep 26, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,573 $41,452 Sep 19, 2008 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,569 $68,868 Sep 12, 2008 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,483 $137,811 Sep 5, 2008 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,923 $157,566 Aug 29, 2008 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,987 $300,014 Aug 22, 2008 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,552 $1,137,385 Aug 15, 2008 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,956 $3,125,290 Aug 8, 2008 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,538 $6,230,669 Aug 1, 2008 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,943 2,213 Aug 1, 2008 3

Cast

   Bud Johnson
Paula Patton    Kate Madison
Kelsey Grammer    President Andrew Boone
Dennis Hopper    Donald Greenleaf
Nathan Lane    Art Crumb
Stanley Tucci    Martin Fox
George Lopez    John Sweeney
Madeline Carroll    Molly Johnson
Judge Reinhold    Walter
Mare Winningham    Larissa Johnson
Richard Petty    Himself
Willie Nelson    Himself
Larry King    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    John Debney

DVD Releases for January 27, 2009 - Part II

January 27th, 2009

One of the longest lists in a while this week, but there's a lack of quality at the top. There are a number that are of interest, like Zodiac on Blu-ray, The Bourne Trilogy on Blu-ray, and others, none rise to the level of DVD Pick of the Week. The list was long enough that it has to be split up, and the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Sales - Sales Don't Have a Prayer

January 26th, 2009

There were plenty of new releases to reach the top 30 on the sales chart this week, but none were particularly strong. The best was The Family that Preys, but it failed to crack a half million units with 491,000 units and $10.78 million for the week. More...

DVD Rentals - Pineapple Leftovers

January 26th, 2009

While there were five new releases to chart this week, we were left with a holdover on top as Pineapple Express remained champion. More...

DVD Releases for January 13, 2009

January 13th, 2009

It's still early in the year and people are dealing with the bills from their Christmas shopping, which means they don't have as much disposable income. This reduces the demand for DVDs, and studios are hesitant to put out marquee releases. Looking at this week's selection, you can really tell. At the top of the list, Supercop - 2-Disc Special Edition is probably the best bet, but Appaloosa on either DVD or Blu-ray is up there as well. More...

DVD Releases for January 6, 2009

January 6th, 2009

The new year starts off like most on the home market, rather weak. There are few first run releases coming out this week, most of which are terrible. We do have one top-notch release though, Duckman - Season Three and Four, which is clearly the DVD Pick of the Week. More...

Olympic-Sized Box Office Haul

August 11th, 2008

Four. The Dark Knight has reigned on top of the box office charts for four weekends now. The last film to last on top so long was Return of the King, which opened more than four years ago. That said, while The Dark Knight is dominating, the new releases are not pulling their weight and the overall box office slipped to $120 million over the weekend, which was 21% lower than last weekend, and 22% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2008 has earned $6.14 billion, which is lower than 2007's pace but by less than 1%, as this time last year movies had earned $6.17 billion at the box office. More...

Dark Knight Continues to Light Up Box Office

August 4th, 2008

For the third weekend in a row, The Dark Knight came out on top at the box office -- the first time this year we've had a three-time champ. Unfortunately, the film didn't come out on top because it beat expectations by a massive margin, but because The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor missed expectations. That led to a drop at the overall box office by just over 15% from last weekend to $153 million. This is also lower than the same weekend last year by just under 14%. Meanwhile, 2008's and 2007's year-to-date numbers are nearly identical at $5.93 billion, with this year a tiny, tiny amount lower. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of August 1, 2008

August 2nd, 2008

The first week of August did not bring a bumper crop of new releases. Furthermore, only two sites on this week's list even stood out as above average. However, one of those sites, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Official Site stood out as worthy of the Weekly Website Award. More...

2008 Preview: August

August 1st, 2008

Summer usually comes screeching to a halt early in August, usually by the second weekend in August. However, this year we could have a $100 million hit opening each of the first three weeks. Or we could have no $100 million hits opening during the whole month. On the other end, there are a number of releases that probably looked good on paper, but failed to live up to their potential, not to mention a few that could not have looked good, even on paper. (I'm looking at you, Disaster Movie.) More...

Dark Days for New Releases? - Correction

July 31st, 2008

Two more new wide releases make their debut tomorrow, but we could have the first threepeat winner of the year as the new number one movie of the year, The Dark Knight, is still going strong. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor does have a slight edge going into this weekend, but it could be close. There is a troubling sign as neither film looks likely to match last year's number one film and with 2008 barely ahead of 2007, any weakness could result in 2008 losing its lead. More...

Cast Updates - July 25, 2008

July 25th, 2008

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for Alpha and Omega, The Crusaders, Madea Goes To Jail, and more! More...

New Movie US Release Dates - January 27, 2008

January 27th, 2008

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for The Night Watchman, High School Musical 3, Toy Story 3 and more! More...

Cast Updates - August 30, 2007

August 30th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for American Gangster, The Informers, Nothing but the Truth, and more! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 6 $6,230,669   2,213 $2,815   $6,230,669 3
2008/08/08 10 $3,125,290 -50% 2,213 $1,412   $12,020,828 10
2008/08/15 15 $1,137,385 -64% 1,281 $888   $14,687,549 17
2008/08/22 27 $300,014 -74% 372 $806   $15,458,183 24
2008/08/29 37 $157,566 -47% 185 $852   $15,712,770 31
2008/09/05 37 $137,811 -13% 232 $594   $15,913,759 38
2008/09/12 43 $68,868 -50% 159 $433   $16,029,327 45
2008/09/19 47 $41,452 -40% 123 $337   $16,098,516 52
2008/09/26 64 $18,446 -56% 79 $233   $16,133,912 59
2008/10/03 42 $89,903 +387% 176 $511   $16,229,781 66
2008/10/10 58 $30,702 -66% 50 $614   $16,284,360 73

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 5 $1,965,667   2,213 $888   $1,965,667 1
2008/08/02 6 $2,582,036 +31% 2,213 $1,167   $4,547,703 2
2008/08/03 6 $1,682,966 -35% 2,213 $760   $6,230,669 3
2008/08/04 7 $726,712 -57% 2,213 $328   $6,957,381 4
2008/08/05 7 $753,018 +4% 2,213 $340   $7,710,399 5
2008/08/06 9 $632,641 -16% 2,213 $286   $8,343,040 6
2008/08/07 9 $552,498 -13% 2,213 $250   $8,895,538 7
2008/08/08 9 $927,838 +68% 2,213 $419   $9,823,376 8
2008/08/09 9 $1,305,211 +41% 2,213 $590   $11,128,587 9
2008/08/10 10 $892,241 -32% 2,213 $403   $12,020,828 10
2008/08/11 10 $409,791 -54% 2,213 $185   $12,430,619 11
2008/08/12 10 $431,577 +5% 2,213 $195   $12,862,196 12
2008/08/13 10 $354,840 -18% 2,213 $160   $13,217,036 13
2008/08/14 10 $333,128 -6% 2,213 $151   $13,550,164 14
2008/08/15 15 $365,606 +10% 1,281 $285   $13,915,770 15
2008/08/16 15 $488,918 +34% 1,281 $382   $14,404,688 16
2008/08/17 15 $282,861 -42% 1,281 $221   $14,687,549 17
2008/08/18 15 $120,919 -57% 1,281 $94   $14,808,468 18
2008/08/19 15 $143,756 +19% 1,281 $112   $14,952,224 19
2008/08/20 17 $104,308 -27% 1,281 $81   $15,056,532 20
2008/08/21 17 $101,637 -3% 1,281 $79   $15,158,169 21
2008/08/22 - $92,410 -9% 372 $248   $15,250,579 22
2008/08/23 - $137,398 +49% 372 $369   $15,387,977 23
2008/08/24 - $70,206 -49% 372 $189   $15,458,183 24
2008/08/25 - $25,333 -64% 372 $68   $15,483,516 25
2008/08/26 - $26,487 +5% 372 $71   $15,510,003 26
2008/08/27 - $21,275 -20% 372 $57   $15,531,278 27
2008/08/28 - $23,926 +12% 372 $64   $15,555,204 28
2008/09/01 37 $36,506   185 $197   $15,749,276 32

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2008/08/01 8 $8,895,538   2,213 $4,020   $8,895,538 7
2008/08/08 13 $4,654,626 -48% 2,213 $2,103   $13,550,164 14
2008/08/15 15 $1,608,005 -65% 1,281 $1,255   $15,158,169 21
2008/08/22 28 $397,035 -75% 372 $1,067   $15,555,204 28
2008/08/29 38 $220,744 -44% 185 $1,193   $15,775,948 35
2008/09/05 38 $184,511 -16% 232 $795   $15,960,459 42
2008/09/12 44 $96,605 -48% 159 $608   $16,057,064 49
2008/09/19 49 $58,402 -40% 123 $475   $16,115,466 56
2008/09/26 66 $24,412 -58% 79 $309   $16,139,878 63
2008/10/03 43 $113,780 +366% 176 $646   $16,253,658 70
2008/10/10 62 $36,209 -68% 50 $724   $16,289,867 77

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
1/18/20097151,375 151,375$3,139,518$3,139,5181
1/25/20092456,496-63% 207,871$1,172,292$4,311,8102

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