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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

February 21-27, 1997

Note: Weekly box office charts 7-day results (Friday through Thursday). To access the Weekend chart (Friday through Sunday), click here.


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TWLWTitle (Click to view)StudioWeekly Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 N The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) Fox $27,075,078 - 2,111 - $12,826 $27,075,078 - 1
2 1 Star Wars (Special Edition) Fox $13,304,163 -51.9% 2,200 +96 $6,047 $118,225,167 - 4
3 2 Absolute Power Sony $11,449,543 -41.8% 2,568 - $4,459 $31,135,340 - 2
4 3 Dante's Peak Uni. $8,750,970 -44.3% 2,761 +34 $3,169 $47,067,320 $116 3
5 4 Vegas Vacation WB $7,963,756 -45.9% 2,070 +16 $3,847 $22,694,505 - 2
6 5 Fools Rush In Sony $6,771,025 -38.7% 1,701 +27 $3,981 $17,817,207 - 2
7 N Rosewood WB $4,267,471 - 991 - $4,306 $4,267,471 - 1
8 6 That Darn Cat BV $4,224,415 -44.1% 1,891 - $2,234 $11,777,926 - 2
9 7 Jerry Maguire Sony $3,951,808 -34.9% 1,506 -224 $2,624 $132,525,309 $50 11
10 8 The English Patient Mira. $3,808,417 -31.5% 1,186 +71 $3,211 $52,517,513 $27 15
11 9 Shine FL $3,103,726 -27.3% 893 +42 $3,476 $23,884,306 - 14
12 10 Scream Dim. $2,303,334 -40.3% 1,212 -219 $1,900 $82,009,862 $14 10
13 13 Evita BV $1,674,427 -46.4% 870 -86 $1,925 $46,712,603 $55 9
14 - Booty Call Sony $1,575,828 - 0 - n/a $1,575,828 - -
15 15 Michael NL $1,418,892 -4.9% 974 +28 $1,457 $86,415,817 - 9
16 11 The Beautician and the Beast Par. $1,341,961 -64.8% 1,724 -77 $778 $10,194,385 $16 3
17 22 Sling Blade Mira. $1,060,334 +48.9% 122 +59 $8,691 $2,328,607 $1 6
18 14 Mother (1996) Par. $824,459 -49.0% 551 -184 $1,496 $17,910,785 - 9
19 21 Secrets & Lies Oct. $807,680 +11.7% 272 +110 $2,969 $9,127,173 $4.5 7
20 18 Ransom BV $804,049 -23.3% 558 -43 $1,441 $134,494,212 - 15
21 20 Space Jam WB $541,362 -37.2% 680 -106 $796 $89,494,626 - 15
22 19 Everyone Says I Love You Mira. $508,795 -43.5% 182 -41 $2,796 $8,421,574 - 12
23 23 Hamlet (1996) Sony $399,686 -37.1% 88 -4 $4,542 $3,266,545 $18 9
24 N Lost Highway Oct. $297,416 - 12 - $24,785 $297,416 - 1
25 - Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love Trim. $30,000 - 0 - n/a $30,000 $3 -
TOTAL (25 MOVIES):$108,258,595-21.1%27,123-216$3,991 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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