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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 Hercules 6/13/1997 Walt Disney G $99,112,101 21,593,050
4 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 7/31/1981 20th Century Fox PG $67,484,485 14,702,502
5 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 3/14/1997 20th Century Fox PG $48,063,790 10,471,413
6 The Little Mermaid 11/15/1989 Walt Disney G $29,678,678 6,465,942
7 Wild America 7/2/1997 Warner Bros. PG $7,365,417 1,604,666
8 Star Trek: First Contact 11/22/1996 Paramount Pictures PG-13 $2,840,174 618,774
9 Shiloh 4/25/1997 Legacy Releasing PG $1,002,175 218,338
10 Wallace & Gromit 4/6/1996 Northern Arts Entertainment Not Rated $42,303 9,216
11 Cadillac Ranch 4/11/1997 Legacy Releasing R $5,000 1,089
12 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon 1/12/1997 PG $5,000 1,089
Total Gross of All Movies$644,382,348
Total Tickets Sold140,388,306

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.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

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