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Box Office Performance for Adventure Movies in 1997

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
1997 GrossTickets Sold
1 Men in Black 7/1/1997 Sony Pictures PG-13 $250,650,052 54,607,854
2 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 7/21/1978 20th Century Fox PG $138,133,173 30,094,373
3 George Of The Jungle 7/16/1997 Walt Disney PG $105,263,257 22,933,171
4 Hercules 6/13/1997 Walt Disney G $99,112,101 21,593,050
5 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 7/31/1981 20th Century Fox PG $67,484,485 14,702,502
6 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 3/14/1997 20th Century Fox PG $48,063,790 10,471,413
7 Mouse Hunt 12/19/1997 Dreamworks SKG PG $40,081,904 8,732,440
8 The Little Mermaid 11/15/1989 Walt Disney G $29,678,678 6,465,942
9 Air Bud 8/1/1997 Walt Disney PG $24,646,936 5,369,702
10 That Darn Cat 2/14/1997 Walt Disney PG $18,301,828 3,987,326
11 101 Dalmatians 11/27/1996 Walt Disney G $14,393,536 3,135,846
12 Buddy 6/6/1997 Sony Pictures PG $10,067,104 2,193,268
13 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 12/20/1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $8,921,390 1,943,657
14 Wild America 7/2/1997 Warner Bros. PG $7,365,417 1,604,666
15 Zeus and Roxanne 1/24/1997 MGM PG $7,183,046 1,564,933
16 Space Jam 11/15/1996 Warner Bros. PG $5,021,238 1,093,951
17 Jingle All the Way 11/22/1996 20th Century Fox PG $3,378,865 736,136
18 Star Trek: First Contact 11/22/1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $2,840,174 618,774
19 Shiloh 4/25/1997 Legacy Releasing PG $1,002,175 218,338
20 First Kid 8/30/1996 Walt Disney PG $166,264 36,223
21 Wallace & Gromit 4/6/1996 Northern Arts Entertainment Not Rated $42,303 9,216
22 Cadillac Ranch 4/11/1997 Legacy Releasing R $5,000 1,089
23 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon 1/12/1997 PG $5,000 1,089
Total Gross of All Movies$881,807,716
Total Tickets Sold192,114,959

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 1997. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1997. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

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