Domestic Box Office For Summer 1997

Summer 1997 runs May 2-Aug 30

RankRelease GrossTheatersTotal GrossRelease DateDistributor
1Men in Black$235,507,9843,180$250,690,539Jul 2Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
2The Lost World: Jurassic Park$227,945,1393,565$229,086,679May 23Universal Pictures
3Air Force One$155,401,3642,981$172,956,409Jul 25Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
4My Best Friend's Wedding$127,120,0292,376$127,120,029Jun 20Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
5Face/Off$112,276,1462,851$112,276,146Jun 27Paramount Pictures
6Batman & Robin$106,799,9272,942$107,325,195Jun 20Warner Bros.
7Con Air$99,719,6812,941$101,117,573Jun 6Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
8George of the Jungle$95,328,8022,616$105,263,257Jul 18Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
9Contact$94,977,2422,314$100,920,329Jul 11Warner Bros.
10Hercules$86,820,8782,930$99,112,101Jun 15Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
11Conspiracy Theory$64,020,7532,806$75,982,834Aug 8Warner Bros.
12The Fifth Element$63,820,1802,500$63,820,180May 9Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
13Spawn$54,870,1752,604$54,870,175Aug 1New Line Cinema
14Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$53,883,9892,187$53,883,989May 2New Line Cinema
15Breakdown$50,159,1442,348$50,159,144May 2Paramount Pictures
16Speed 2: Cruise Control$48,608,0662,625$48,608,066Jun 13Twentieth Century Fox
17Nothing to Lose$44,480,0391,888$44,480,039Jul 18Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
18Cop Land$37,126,4932,233$44,862,187Aug 15Miramax
19Liar Liar$34,955,8252,909$181,410,615Mar 21Universal Pictures
20Addicted to Love$34,673,0952,021$34,673,095May 23Warner Bros.
21Picture Perfect$31,407,8731,727$31,407,873Aug 1Twentieth Century Fox
22Volcano$30,979,4322,777$49,323,468Apr 25Twentieth Century Fox
23Out to Sea$29,022,2521,736$29,022,252Jul 4Twentieth Century Fox
24Fathers' Day$28,598,3762,507$28,598,376May 9Warner Bros.
25G.I. Jane$28,267,3212,043$48,169,156Aug 22Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
26Money Talks$24,974,9262,033$40,922,619Aug 22New Line Cinema
27Good Burger$23,712,9931,893$23,712,993Jul 25Paramount Pictures
28Event Horizon$23,144,8032,328$26,673,242Aug 15Paramount Pictures
29Air Bud$23,144,4991,795$23,144,499Aug 1Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
30Anaconda$21,149,7562,456$65,885,767Apr 11Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
31Gone Fishin'$19,745,9221,846$19,745,922May 30Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
32Romy and Michele's High School Reunion$19,703,7961,607$29,235,353Apr 25Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
33Mimic$17,997,3062,255$25,480,490Aug 22Miramax
34How to Be a Player$14,009,368756$14,009,368Aug 8Gramercy Pictures (I)
35Trial and Error$13,602,8312,298$13,602,831May 30New Line Cinema
36The Saint$11,927,8222,500$61,363,304Apr 4Paramount Pictures
37Hoodlum$11,838,8562,020$23,499,102Aug 29Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
38Operation Condor$10,405,3941,532$10,405,394Jul 18Miramax
39Buddy$10,113,4002,113$10,113,400Jun 6Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
40Night Falls on Manhattan$9,889,670758$9,889,670May 16Paramount Pictures
41Ulee's Gold$9,161,691350$9,161,691Jun 13Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
42Murder at 1600$9,019,9252,158$25,804,707Apr 18Warner Bros.
43Grosse Pointe Blank$9,014,4271,242$28,084,357Apr 11Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
44A Simple Wish$8,345,0561,699$8,345,056Jul 11Universal Pictures
45Leave It to Beaver$7,883,2801,885$10,925,060Aug 22Universal Pictures
46Chasing Amy$7,704,694553$12,021,272Apr 4Miramax
47Sprung$7,575,028780$7,575,028May 16Trimark Pictures
48Wild America$7,342,9231,812$7,342,923Jul 4Warner Bros.
49Excess Baggage$7,179,4152,211$14,515,490Aug 29Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
50Warriors of Virtue$6,524,6202,101$6,524,620May 2Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
51One Eight Seven$5,727,1301,121$5,727,130Jul 30Warner Bros.
52Scream$5,674,2221,994$103,046,663Dec 20Dimension Films
53Jerry Maguire$4,086,2162,531$153,952,592Dec 13Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
54Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love$4,026,09581$4,109,095Feb 28Trimark Pictures
55Kull the Conqueror$3,970,4252,091$6,112,613Aug 29Universal Pictures
56She's So Lovely$3,558,714844$7,281,450Aug 27Miramax
57'Til There Was You$3,525,125753$3,525,125May 30Paramount Pictures
58Free Willy 3: The Rescue$3,446,5391,258$3,446,539Aug 8Warner Bros.
59A Smile Like Yours$3,330,352582$3,330,352Aug 22Paramount Pictures
60Waiting for Guffman$2,868,28259$2,923,982Jan 31Sony Pictures Classics
61The Daytrippers$2,040,24752$2,099,677Mar 5Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
62Masterminds$1,935,5391,186$1,935,539Aug 22Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
63Steel$1,710,9721,260$1,710,972Aug 15Warner Bros.
64Absolute Power$1,665,0992,568$50,068,310Feb 14Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
65Brassed Off$1,637,595231$2,576,331May 23Miramax
66The Full Monty$1,401,516783$45,950,122Aug 15Fox Searchlight Pictures
67Temptress Moon$1,100,78846$1,100,788Jun 13Miramax
68Shiloh$856,06270$1,007,822Apr 25-
69Mrs. Brown$839,767432$9,229,808Jul 18Miramax
70Children of the Revolution$834,70359$838,368May 1Miramax
71Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1997 Special Edition
$771,2292,111$45,470,437Mar 14Twentieth Century Fox
72Anna Karenina$752,31734$858,553Apr 4Warner Bros.
73In the Company of Men$739,419108$2,804,473Aug 1Sony Pictures Classics
74The Van$712,09525$712,095May 16Fox Searchlight Pictures
75A Chef in Love$637,91334$686,704Apr 23Sony Pictures Classics
76Commandments$548,561269$548,561May 2Gramercy Pictures (I)
77Dream with the Fishes$543,70832$543,708Jun 20Sony Pictures Classics
78Dirty Dancing
1997 Re-release
$507,89254$507,892Aug 22-
79Pippi Longstocking$505,33573$505,335Aug 22-
80Boys Life 2$446,0516$532,654Mar 7Strand Releasing
81The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo$346,056101$346,056May 16TriStar Pictures
82The Eighth Day$342,3215$416,401Mar 7Gramercy Pictures (I)
83Bliss$294,06412$294,064Jun 6Triumph Releasing Corporation
84Irma Vep$278,5446$282,310Apr 30Zeitgeist Films
85The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain$273,64497$273,644Jul 18-
86Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1997 Special Edition
$270,7172,322$67,597,694Feb 21Twentieth Century Fox
87Rough Magic$247,20230$247,202May 30The Samuel Goldwyn Company
88Citizen Ruth$245,42023$285,112Dec 13Miramax
89Hollow Reed$245,3767$265,732Apr 18Lionsgate
90Nowhere$194,2016$194,201May 9Fine Line Features
91Career Girls$153,199148$2,416,734Aug 8October Films
92Paperback Romance$151,06828$151,068Aug 15Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
93Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
1997 Re-release
$141,62623$141,626Aug 29Lionsgate
94Twin Town$127,92318$127,923May 9Gramercy Pictures (I)
95Roseanna's Grave$123,3306$123,330Jun 18Fine Line Features
96Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
1997 Special Edition
$112,5052,375$138,257,865Jan 31Twentieth Century Fox
97Truth or Consequences, N.M.$109,2617$109,261May 2Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
98Star Maps$63,47739$661,465Jul 23Fox Searchlight Pictures
99This World, Then the Fireworks$51,6185$51,618Jul 11Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
100Fall$51,2663$51,266Jun 20-
101Hamsun$50,0001$50,000Aug 6First Run
102The Last Time I Committed Suicide$46,3624$46,362Jun 20Roxie Releasing
103Red Cherry$44,8463$44,846Jun 6-
104Wedding Bell Blues$44,05211$44,052Jun 13-
105Head Above Water$32,21210$32,212Jun 25Fine Line Features
1064 Little Girls$31,7514$130,146Jul 9-
107Nothing Personal$30,7501$40,374Apr 25Trimark Pictures
108Soul in the Hole$30,6976$30,697Aug 8-
109Evita$30,3201,045$50,047,179Dec 25Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
110The Winner$26,0043$26,004Jul 25Artisan Entertainment
111A Brother's Kiss$19,4889$52,632Apr 25First Look International
112Trojan Eddie$14,4272$21,264Aug 29Castle Hill Productions
113Intimate Relations$12,91810$53,662Jun 6Fox Searchlight Pictures
114Guantanamera$11,60412$903,840Jul 4Lionsgate
115Brothers in Trouble$8,0001$8,000May 14First Run
116Beyond Barbed Wire$3,1091$3,109Jul 18-