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1996 DOMESTIC GROSSES

Calendar Grosses of Movies in Release Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 1996

#1–100 - #101–200 - #201–300 - #301–347
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RankMovie Title (click to view)Studio
Gross / TheatersTotal Gross / % of TotalOpen
1Independence DayFox$306,156,0902,977$306,169,268100.0%7/3/96
2TwisterWB$241,721,5242,808$241,721,524100.0%5/10/96
3Mission: ImpossiblePar.$180,981,8563,012$180,981,856100.0%5/22/96
4The RockBV$134,069,5112,426$134,069,511100.0%6/7/96
5The Nutty Professor (1996)Uni.$128,814,0192,239$128,814,019100.0%6/28/96
6RansomBV$125,785,5792,768$136,492,68192.2%11/8/96
7The BirdcageMGM$124,060,5532,285$124,060,553100.0%3/8/96
8101 Dalmatians (1996)BV$109,301,9002,901$136,189,29480.3%11/27/96
9A Time to KillWB$108,766,0072,313$108,766,007100.0%7/24/96
10The First Wives ClubPar.$105,489,2032,406$105,489,203100.0%9/20/96
11PhenomenonBV$104,636,3822,139$104,636,382100.0%7/5/96
12EraserWB$101,295,5622,556$101,295,562100.0%6/21/96
13The Hunchback of Notre DameBV$100,000,0002,835$100,138,85199.9%6/21/96
14Star Trek: First ContactPar.$86,250,1672,812$92,027,88893.7%11/22/96
15Space JamWB$82,989,6182,650$90,418,34291.8%11/15/96
16Mr. Holland's OpusBV$82,557,0921,659$82,569,971100.0%12/29/95
17Broken Arrow (1996)Fox$70,770,1472,392$70,770,147100.0%2/9/96
18Jerry MaguireSony$65,675,8172,531$153,952,59242.7%12/13/96
19The Cable GuySony$60,240,2952,657$60,240,295100.0%6/14/96
20Courage Under FireFox$59,031,0572,001$59,031,057100.0%7/12/96
21JackBV$58,620,9732,232$58,620,973100.0%8/9/96
2212 MonkeysUni.$56,976,9631,629$57,141,45999.7%12/29/95
23Executive DecisionWB$56,569,2162,289$56,569,216100.0%3/15/96
24Primal FearPar.$56,116,1831,983$56,116,183100.0%4/5/96
25Jingle All the WayFox$54,416,9082,404$60,592,38989.8%11/22/96
26Tin CupWB$53,854,5882,102$53,854,588100.0%8/16/96
27SleepersWB$53,315,2852,080$53,315,285100.0%10/18/96
28DragonheartUni.$51,367,3752,193$51,367,375100.0%5/31/96
29Up Close and PersonalBV$51,088,7051,639$51,088,705100.0%3/1/96
30Toy StoryBV$45,597,5502,574$191,796,23323.8%11/22/95
31JumanjiSony$44,924,1152,530$100,475,24944.7%12/15/95
32Beavis and Butt-Head Do AmericaPar.$44,773,9262,379$63,118,38670.9%12/20/96
33Romeo + JulietFox$43,798,9371,963$46,351,34594.5%11/1/96
34Grumpier Old MenWB$42,406,2812,037$71,518,50359.3%12/22/95
35The Mirror Has Two FacesSony$41,083,8642,489$41,083,864100.0%11/15/96
36Dead Man WalkingGram.$39,258,348821$39,363,63599.7%12/29/95
37Sense and SensibilitySony$38,985,6261,054$43,182,77690.3%12/15/95
38Happy GilmoreUni.$38,824,0992,069$38,824,099100.0%2/16/96
39The Ghost and the DarknessPar.$38,619,4052,202$38,619,405100.0%10/11/96
40Set It OffNL$36,461,1391,016$36,461,139100.0%11/8/96
41The Truth About Cats & DogsFox$34,861,8071,654$34,861,807100.0%4/26/96
42A Thin Line Between Love and HateNL$34,767,8361,131$34,767,836100.0%4/5/96
43Muppet Treasure IslandBV$34,327,3912,089$34,327,391100.0%2/16/96
44MichaelNL$34,137,7532,141$95,318,20335.8%12/25/96
45MatildaSony$33,459,4162,006$33,459,416100.0%8/2/96
46The Long Kiss GoodnightNL$33,447,6122,404$33,447,612100.0%10/11/96
47StripteaseSony$33,109,7431,979$33,109,743100.0%6/28/96
48Homeward Bound II: Lost in San FranciscoBV$32,772,4922,129$32,772,492100.0%3/8/96
49Waiting to ExhaleFox$32,487,1641,402$67,052,15648.5%12/22/95
50Black SheepPar.$32,417,9952,092$32,417,995100.0%2/2/96
51Rumble in the BronxNL$32,392,0471,794$32,392,047100.0%2/23/96
52HeatWB$32,073,3681,704$67,436,81847.6%12/15/95
53Leaving Las VegasMGM$31,525,7071,310$32,029,92898.4%10/27/95
54EddieBV$31,387,1642,000$31,387,164100.0%5/31/96
55The Preacher's WifeBV$30,848,9612,008$48,102,79564.1%12/13/96
56Sgt. BilkoUni.$30,356,7932,326$30,356,793100.0%3/29/96
57James and the Giant PeachBV$28,946,1272,268$28,946,127100.0%4/12/96
58Mars Attacks!WB$28,106,3591,955$37,771,01774.4%12/13/96
59The Island of Dr. MoreauNL$27,663,9822,039$27,663,982100.0%8/23/96
60Spy HardBV$26,960,1912,319$26,960,191100.0%5/24/96
61Eye for an EyePar.$26,877,5891,680$26,877,589100.0%1/12/96
62Harriet the SpyPar.$26,570,0481,876$26,570,048100.0%7/12/96
63First KidBV$26,491,7931,878$26,491,793100.0%8/30/96
64DaylightUni.$26,149,6702,189$33,023,46979.2%12/6/96
65That Thing You Do!Fox$25,857,4161,887$25,857,416100.0%10/4/96
66From Dusk Till DawnMira.$25,836,6162,007$25,836,616100.0%1/19/96
67Down PeriscopeFox$25,785,6032,026$25,785,603100.0%3/1/96
68Father of the Bride Part IIBV$25,686,8822,148$76,594,10733.5%12/8/95
69Escape From L.A.Par.$25,477,3652,312$25,477,365100.0%8/9/96
70ScreamDim.$25,178,3131,450$103,046,66324.4%12/20/96
71Fly Away HomeSony$25,143,8181,401$25,143,818100.0%9/13/96
72KingpinMGM$25,023,4341,975$25,023,434100.0%7/26/96
73The CraftSony$24,819,9361,762$24,819,936100.0%5/3/96
74FargoGram.$24,083,318716$24,611,97597.9%3/8/96
75The English PatientMira.$24,022,060683$78,676,42530.5%11/15/96
76SabrinaPar.$23,983,5931,976$53,672,08044.7%12/15/95
77D3: The Mighty DucksBV$22,955,0972,060$22,955,097100.0%10/4/96
78The JurorSony$22,754,7252,205$22,754,725100.0%2/2/96
79One Fine DayFox$22,746,2101,975$46,151,45449.3%12/20/96
80EmmaMira.$22,231,658848$22,231,658100.0%8/2/96
81The QuestUni.$21,686,5472,098$21,686,547100.0%4/26/96
82BulletproofUni.$21,576,9542,242$21,576,954100.0%9/6/96
83A Very Brady SequelPar.$21,440,7522,147$21,440,752100.0%8/23/96
84High School HighSony$21,302,1212,146$21,302,121100.0%10/25/96
85Chain ReactionFox$21,226,2042,256$21,226,204100.0%8/2/96
86MultiplicitySony$21,075,0142,134$21,075,014100.0%7/19/96
87Oliver & Company (Re-issue)BV$20,872,2912,189$20,872,291100.0%3/29/96
88FearUni.$20,831,0001,615$20,831,000100.0%4/12/96
89The Glimmer ManWB$20,351,2642,236$20,351,264100.0%10/4/96
90City HallSony$20,340,2041,815$20,340,204100.0%2/16/96
91Il PostinoMira.$20,320,837430$21,848,93293.0%6/16/95
92Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodMira.$20,109,1151,010$20,109,115100.0%1/12/96
93FlipperUni.$20,080,0202,419$20,080,020100.0%5/17/96
94Bed of RosesNL$19,030,6911,575$19,030,691100.0%1/26/96
95KazaamBV$18,937,2622,019$18,937,262100.0%7/19/96
96The FanSony$18,626,4192,016$18,626,419100.0%8/16/96
97Last Man StandingNL$18,115,9272,579$18,115,927100.0%9/20/96
98The Crow: City of AngelsMira.$17,917,2872,423$17,917,287100.0%8/30/96
99Extreme MeasuresSony$17,380,1262,298$17,380,126100.0%9/27/96
100The ArrivalOrion$17,379,9931,693$14,063,331123.6%5/31/96
Summary of 347 Movies on Chart:
Totals:$5,702,266,520----
Averages:$16,433,045----
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