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Weekly Box Office

Weekly Box Office

March 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 Liar Liar Uni. $45,576,925 - 2,845 - $16,020 $45,576,925 - 1
2 N Selena WB $15,599,598 - 1,850 - $8,432 $15,599,598 - 1
3 1 Return of the Jedi (Special Edition) Fox $10,357,483 -48.2% 2,111 - $4,906 $30,341,012 - 2
4 2 Jungle 2 Jungle BV $8,387,322 -37.0% 2,340 +17 $3,584 $37,962,637 - 3
5 3 Private Parts Par. $5,702,464 -48.8% 2,217 +79 $2,572 $35,747,687 $28 3
6 4 Donnie Brasco Sony $4,399,073 -37.9% 1,593 - $2,762 $37,342,561 - 4
7 7 Sling Blade Mira. $4,199,445 +0.9% 1,020 +69 $4,117 $13,706,951 $1 14
8 - The Devil's Own Sony $3,788,762 - 0 - n/a $3,788,762 $90 -
9 10 The English Patient Mira. $3,440,352 +26.3% 1,002 +54 $3,433 $64,580,052 $27 19
10 5 The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) Fox $3,374,475 -48.2% 1,723 -599 $1,958 $64,302,879 - 5
11 6 Love Jones NL $3,284,385 -33.8% 821 +1 $4,000 $8,243,697 - 2
12 13 Jerry Maguire Sony $2,577,057 +4.5% 909 -68 $2,835 $143,795,390 $50 15
13 19 Michael NL $1,696,976 +72.6% 1,012 +101 $1,677 $91,432,301 - 13
14 8 Absolute Power Sony $1,606,080 -48.4% 1,016 -589 $1,581 $47,861,759 - 6
15 16 Shine FL $1,544,159 -19.5% 911 -1 $1,695 $32,894,443 - 18
16 12 Dante's Peak Uni. $1,249,905 -51.4% 1,028 -590 $1,216 $61,629,315 $116 7
17 9 Star Wars (Special Edition) Fox $1,230,779 -57.6% 741 -689 $1,661 $135,869,744 - 8
18 - Crash (1996) FL $1,052,092 - 339 - $3,104 $2,352,013 - 4
19 17 Fools Rush In Sony $1,008,567 -47.1% 748 -515 $1,348 $28,266,574 - 6
20 - 101 Dalmatians (1996) BV $854,809 - 653 - $1,309 $134,531,705 - 14
21 20 Secrets & Lies Oct. $753,950 +21.7% 240 +28 $3,141 $11,953,841 $4.5 15
22 - Cats Don't Dance WB $272,408 - 0 - n/a $272,408 - -
23 21 Evita BV $200,520 -44.4% 201 -125 $998 $48,884,241 $55 13
24 - Fargo Gram. $46,230 - 27 +5 $1,712 $24,281,860 $7 14
25 N Mandela Palm $10,918 - 8 - $1,365 $10,918 - 1
TOTAL (25 MOVIES):$122,214,734+29.2%25,355-1,200$4,820 
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* Production Budget in millions. Studios get on average 55 percent of the final gross.


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