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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Grosses

Domestic (59%)
$100,920,329
Summary Details
DistributorWarner Bros.
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Opening$20,584,908
1,923 theaters
Budget$90,000,000
Release DateJul 11, 1997
MPAAPG
Running Time2 hr 30 min
GenresDrama Mystery Sci-Fi Thriller
In Release174 days/24 weeks
Widest Release2,314 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Jul 11-132$20,584,908-1,923-$10,704$20,584,9081
Jul 18-203$16,114,633-21.7%2,194+271$7,344$47,408,5142
Jul 25-274$9,704,949-39.8%2,314+120$4,194$64,973,0143
Aug 1-36$6,249,420-35.6%2,210-104$2,827$75,642,0694
Aug 8-107$4,478,753-28.3%2,016-194$2,221$83,356,7765
Aug 15-179$2,872,875-35.9%1,451-565$1,979$88,581,4226
Aug 22-2411$2,110,003-26.6%1,272-179$1,658$92,151,8757
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
15$1,954,990-974-$2,007$94,977,242-
Oct 3-512$795,612-896-$887$99,040,23913