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Domestic Theatrical Market Summary for 1997

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Note: The Box Office figures are adjusted for inflation.

Total Box Office Gross: $6,358,145,799
Tickets Sold: 1,385,216,757
Average Ticket Price: $4.59

Top Grossing Movies of 1997

RankMovieRelease
Date
DistributorGenreMPAA1997 GrossTickets Sold
1 Men in Black Jul 1 Sony Pictures Adventure PG-13 $250,650,052 54,607,854
2 The Lost World: Jurassic Park May 22 Universal Action PG-13 $229,086,679 49,909,951
3 Liar Liar Mar 21 Universal Comedy PG-13 $181,410,615 39,523,009
4 Air Force One Jul 25 Sony Pictures Action R $172,480,186 37,577,382
5 Titanic Dec 19 Paramount Pictures Thriller/Suspense PG-13 $157,467,971 34,306,747
6 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope Jul 21 20th Century Fox Adventure PG $138,133,173 30,094,373
7 The Godfather Mar 15 Paramount Pictures Drama R $129,141,981 28,135,507
8 My Best Friend's Wedding Jun 20 Sony Pictures Comedy PG $126,776,290 27,620,106
9 Face/Off Jun 27 Paramount Pictures Action R $112,276,146 24,461,033
10 Batman & Robin Jun 20 Warner Bros. Action PG-13 $107,325,195 23,382,395
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Biggest Weekends of 1997

RankDateMovieWeekend
Revenue
TheatersDistributorGenre
1 May 23, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $72,132,785 3,281 Universal Action
2 Jul 4, 1997 Men in Black $51,068,455 3,020 Sony Pictures Adventure
3 Jun 20, 1997 Batman & Robin $42,872,605 2,934 Warner Bros. Action
4 Jul 25, 1997 Air Force One $37,132,505 2,919 Sony Pictures Action
5 Jan 31, 1997 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope $35,906,661 2,104 20th Century Fox Adventure
6 Dec 26, 1997 Titanic $35,455,673 2,711 Paramount Pictures Thriller/Suspense
7 May 30, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $34,116,390 3,282 Universal Action
8 Dec 12, 1997 Scream 2 $32,926,342 2,663 Miramax Horror
9 Mar 21, 1997 Liar Liar $31,423,025 2,845 Universal Comedy
10 Jul 11, 1997 Men in Black $30,062,317 3,020 Sony Pictures Adventure

Weekend Breakdown Domestic Box Office for 1997

Weekend No. 1 Movie Weeks in
Release
No. 1
Box
Office
Combined
Weekend
Box Office
No. 1 /
Combined
Jan 3, 1997 Michael 2 $12,144,926 $93,330,991 13%
Jan 10, 1997 The Relic New $9,064,143 $84,328,038 11%
Jan 17, 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja New $12,220,920 $101,433,699 12%
Jan 24, 1997 Jerry Maguire 7 $5,518,727 $65,516,149 8%
Jan 31, 1997 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1028 $35,906,661 $93,598,280 38%
Feb 7, 1997 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1029 $24,277,091 $83,997,577 29%
Feb 14, 1997 Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope 1030 $21,370,589 $121,317,443 18%
Feb 21, 1997 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 875 $21,975,993 $91,036,356 24%
Feb 28, 1997 Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back 876 $13,145,852 $83,501,716 16%
Mar 7, 1997 Private Parts New $14,616,333 $83,920,599 17%
Mar 14, 1997 Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi 721 $16,293,531 $80,853,276 20%
Mar 21, 1997 Liar Liar New $31,423,025 $91,341,007 34%
Mar 28, 1997 Liar Liar 2 $25,377,435 $86,998,579 29%
Apr 4, 1997 Liar Liar 3 $18,275,295 $84,889,258 22%
Apr 11, 1997 Anaconda New $16,620,887 $80,720,719 21%
Apr 18, 1997 Anaconda 2 $12,013,566 $66,950,089 18%
Apr 25, 1997 Volcano New $14,581,740 $64,911,332 22%
May 2, 1997 Breakdown New $12,307,128 $67,918,913 18%
May 9, 1997 The Fifth Element New $17,031,345 $65,141,175 26%
May 16, 1997 The Fifth Element 2 $11,410,863 $56,094,700 20%
May 23, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park New $72,132,785 $130,116,605 55%
May 30, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 $34,116,390 $76,016,083 45%
Jun 6, 1997 Con Air New $24,131,738 $71,039,331 34%
Jun 13, 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control New $16,158,942 $65,131,613 25%
Jun 20, 1997 Batman & Robin New $42,872,605 $103,803,133 41%
Jun 27, 1997 Face/Off New $23,387,530 $98,218,306 24%
Jul 4, 1997 Men in Black New $51,068,455 $120,111,995 43%
Jul 11, 1997 Men in Black 2 $30,062,317 $102,598,466 29%
Jul 18, 1997 Men in Black 3 $19,029,928 $104,035,169 18%
Jul 25, 1997 Air Force One New $37,132,505 $111,514,170 33%
Aug 1, 1997 Air Force One 2 $25,731,622 $107,582,339 24%
Aug 8, 1997 Conspiracy Theory New $19,313,566 $94,085,510 21%
Aug 15, 1997 Cop Land New $13,510,482 $86,661,730 16%
Aug 22, 1997 G.I. Jane New $11,094,241 $84,508,233 13%
Aug 29, 1997 G.I. Jane 2 $10,282,285 $96,615,521 11%
Sep 5, 1997 Fire Down Below New $6,073,094 $52,592,228 12%
Sep 12, 1997 The Game New $14,337,029 $53,901,366 27%
Sep 19, 1997 In & Out New $15,019,821 $62,845,353 24%
Sep 26, 1997 The Peacemaker New $12,311,939 $71,701,569 17%
Oct 3, 1997 Kiss the Girls New $13,215,167 $67,427,894 20%
Oct 10, 1997 Kiss the Girls 2 $11,122,441 $67,840,452 16%
Oct 17, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer New $15,818,645 $73,968,830 21%
Oct 24, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer 2 $12,507,880 $66,538,083 19%
Oct 31, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer 3 $9,406,297 $60,226,067 16%
Nov 7, 1997 Starship Troopers New $22,058,773 $83,786,119 26%
Nov 14, 1997 The Jackal New $15,164,595 $81,958,055 19%
Nov 21, 1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation New $16,771,694 $92,053,878 18%
Nov 28, 1997 Flubber New $26,725,207 $111,428,320 24%
Dec 5, 1997 Flubber 2 $11,292,933 $51,584,571 22%
Dec 12, 1997 Scream 2 New $32,926,342 $77,813,137 42%
Dec 19, 1997 Titanic New $28,638,131 $99,321,819 29%
Dec 26, 1997 Titanic 2 $35,455,673 $145,446,125 24%

The highest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown in bold.

The lowest values in the column(s) No. 1 Box Office, Combined Weekend Box Office, No. 1 / Combined are shown underlined.

Market Share for Each Distributor in 1997

RankDistributorMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 36 $1,269,256,493 276,526,450 19.96%
2 Paramount Pictures 27 $889,415,108 193,772,340 13.99%
3 Walt Disney 33 $885,889,269 193,004,183 13.93%
4 Warner Bros. 30 $670,912,791 146,168,351 10.55%
5 20th Century Fox 21 $644,398,839 140,391,895 10.14%
6 Universal 13 $614,947,075 133,975,392 9.67%
7 Miramax 33 $423,765,378 92,323,596 6.66%
8 New Line 19 $334,211,383 72,812,928 5.26%
9 MGM 12 $170,632,351 37,174,799 2.68%
10 Dreamworks SKG 3 $108,096,369 23,550,405 1.70%
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Market Share for Each Genre in 1997

RankGenreMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Comedy 82 $1,534,324,872 334,275,530 24.13%
2 Action 35 $1,456,607,580 317,343,684 22.91%
3 Drama 117 $1,198,241,550 261,054,747 18.85%
4 Thriller/Suspense 23 $646,036,777 140,748,740 10.16%
5 Adventure 12 $644,382,348 140,388,306 10.13%
6 Horror 11 $407,801,247 88,845,581 6.41%
7 Romantic Comedy 21 $297,128,612 64,733,894 4.67%
8 Musical 5 $114,425,007 24,929,194 1.80%
9 Black Comedy 5 $37,327,594 8,132,372 0.59%
10 84 $11,497,712 2,504,909 0.18%
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Market Share for Each MPAA Rating in 1997

RankMPAA RatingMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 R 187 $2,693,866,366 586,898,898 42.37%
2 PG-13 75 $2,195,369,385 478,293,951 34.53%
3 PG 55 $1,238,062,974 269,730,470 19.47%
4 G 10 $209,950,183 45,740,776 3.30%
5 Not Rated 13 $11,142,033 2,427,452 0.18%
6 NC-17 2 $786,143 171,272 0.01%
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Market Share for Each Type of Source Material in 1997

RankSource MaterialMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Original Screenplay 189 $3,543,360,688 771,973,915 55.73%
2 Based on Fiction Book/Short Story 60 $1,439,860,666 313,695,102 22.65%
3 Based on Comic/Graphic Novel 3 $307,316,473 66,953,478 4.83%
4 Based on TV 10 $286,957,739 62,518,022 4.51%
5 Based on Real Life Events 26 $279,197,720 60,827,379 4.39%
6 Remake 4 $224,893,862 48,996,483 3.54%
7 Based on Factual Book/Article 2 $94,411,005 20,568,845 1.48%
8 Based on Play 15 $58,468,460 12,738,220 0.92%
9 Based on Musical or Opera 1 $47,769,067 10,407,204 0.75%
10 Based on Game 1 $35,059,903 7,638,323 0.55%
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Market Share for Each Production Method in 1997

RankProduction MethodMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Live Action 308 $5,863,161,388 1,277,377,062 92.21%
2 Animation/Live Action 3 $288,428,472 62,838,445 4.54%
3 Hand Animation 6 $194,926,749 42,467,698 3.07%
4 Stop-Motion Animation 1 $42,303 9,216 0.00%
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Market Share for Each Creative Type in 1997

RankCreative TypeMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Contemporary Fiction 194 $3,668,536,369 799,245,303 57.70%
2 Science Fiction 17 $1,133,629,147 246,978,019 17.83%
3 Historical Fiction 34 $618,932,642 134,843,695 9.73%
4 Dramatization 22 $385,614,808 84,011,932 6.06%
5 Kids Fiction 15 $336,914,667 73,401,881 5.30%
6 Super Hero 2 $109,011,624 23,749,808 1.71%
7 Fantasy 9 $78,676,678 17,140,885 1.24%
8 Factual 9 $10,372,500 2,259,800 0.16%
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