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Weekend Box Office


February 28-March 2, 1997
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
12 7 That Darn Cat Buena Vista $2,495,131 -31.2% 1,803 -88 $1,383 $14,273,057 - 3
19 13 Evita Buena Vista $757,665 -38.3% 733 -137 $1,033 $47,470,268 $55 10
21 18 Ransom Buena Vista $479,929 -24.4% 542 -16 $885 $134,974,141 - 16
15 12 Scream Dimension Films $1,301,110 -28.8% 1,018 -194 $1,278 $83,310,972 $14 11
14 11 Shine Fine Line $2,182,618 -4.4% 1,050 +157 $2,078 $26,066,924 - 15
1 1 The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) Fox $13,145,852 -40.2% 2,112 +1 $6,224 $40,220,930 - 2
3 2 Star Wars (Special Edition) Fox $6,856,626 -37.8% 2,375 +175 $2,887 $125,081,793 - 5
- N Smilla's Sense of Snow Fox Searchlight $107,108 - 8 - $13,388 $107,108 - 1
9 - Marvin's Room Miramax $3,250,409 - 1,153 - $2,819 $5,380,309 - 4
13 10 The English Patient Miramax $2,228,209 -21.1% 1,144 -42 $1,947 $54,745,722 $27 16
17 17 Sling Blade Miramax $880,872 +17.1% 154 +32 $5,719 $3,209,479 $1 7
24 24 Everyone Says I Love You Miramax $294,655 -23.2% 126 -56 $2,338 $8,716,229 - 13
16 15 Michael New Line $968,438 -9.1% 1,060 +86 $913 $87,384,255 - 10
- N Follow Me Home New Millennia $17,319 - 3 - $5,773 $17,319 - 1
18 - Lost Highway October $857,365 +303.1% 212 +200 $4,044 $1,154,781 - 2
20 20 Secrets & Lies October $539,483 -11.6% 296 +24 $1,822 $9,666,656 $4.5 8
23 14 The Beautician and the Beast Paramount $320,101 -71.0% 840 -884 $381 $10,514,486 $16 4
25 19 Mother (1996) Paramount $276,143 -56.0% 410 -141 $673 $18,186,928 - 10
- N Hard Eight Samuel Goldwyn $69,486 - 29 - $2,396 $69,486 - 1
2 N Donnie Brasco Sony / Columbia $11,660,216 - 1,503 - $7,757 $11,660,216 - 1
4 N Booty Call Sony / Columbia $6,429,364 - 1,272 - $5,054 $8,005,192 - 1
5 3 Absolute Power Sony / Columbia $5,728,082 -36.5% 2,168 -400 $2,642 $36,863,422 - 3
8 6 Fools Rush In Sony / Columbia $3,603,175 -34.6% 1,701 - $2,118 $21,420,382 - 3
11 9 Jerry Maguire Sony / Columbia $2,581,293 -16.2% 1,353 -153 $1,907 $135,106,602 $50 12
- N Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Trimark $53,499 - 10 - $5,349 $83,499 $3 1
6 4 Dante's Peak Universal $5,268,165 -26.2% 2,751 -10 $1,915 $52,335,485 $116 4
7 5 Vegas Vacation Warner Bros. $4,558,084 -30.4% 2,070 - $2,201 $27,252,589 - 3
10 8 Rosewood Warner Bros. $2,909,767 -7.7% 991 - $2,936 $7,177,238 - 2
22 21 Space Jam Warner Bros. $343,161 -24.7% 608 -72 $564 $89,837,787 - 16
TOTAL (29 MOVIES):$80,163,325-8.5%29,495+478$2,718 
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* Production Budget in millions. On average, studios earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.


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