Follow us on

The Numbers - Movies Released in 1996

← Back to Movie Archive

This list shows all films released in 1996, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release.

See also: Top 1996 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1996 - Most Popular 1996

← Movies Released in 1995Movies Released in 1997 →
Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1996

January 1 For Better or Worse Comedy   $41,628  
Pharaoh's Army   $50,652  
 
January 12 Bio-Dome Comedy   $13,294,762  
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Comedy   $19,674,813  
Dunston Checks In Comedy   $9,419,316  
Eye for an Eye Drama $20,000,000 $26,792,700  
Gazon maudit Comedy   $888,044  
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace Action   $2,396,302  
Two if by Sea Romantic Comedy   $10,493,670  
 
January 19 From Dusk Till Dawn Horror $20,000,000 $25,728,961  
 
January 26 Angels and Insects Drama   $3,390,811  
Badkonake sefid Drama   $888,894  
Bed of Roses Drama   $18,972,237  
Big Bully Comedy   $2,042,530  
The Journey of August King   $5,000  
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Drama   $2,291,255  
Screamers Action   $5,701,359  

February, 1996

February 2 Black Sheep Comedy   $32,330,354  
The Juror Thriller/Suspense $44,000,000 $22,730,924  
White Squall Adventure $38,000,000 $10,229,300  
 
February 9 Antonia Drama   $4,047,426  
Beautiful Girls Comedy   $10,523,880  
Broken Arrow Action $65,000,000 $70,645,997  
A Midwinter's Tale Comedy   $288,122  
Pie in the Sky   $5,000  
Shopping   $5,000  
 
February 14 Nueba Yol Drama   $1,229,715  
 
February 16 City Hall Drama $40,000,000 $20,278,055  
Happy Gilmore Comedy $10,000,000 $38,623,460  
Headless Body in Topless Bar Black Comedy   $0  
Mr. Wrong Romantic Comedy   $12,805,071  
Muppet Treasure Island Adventure   $34,327,391  
 
February 21 Bottle Rocket Adventure $5,000,000 $407,488  
 
February 22 Anne Frank Remembered Documentary   $606,713  
The Young Poisoner's Handbook Drama   $330,466  
 
February 23 Asterix in America   $0  
Before and After Drama   $8,642,118  
Mary Reilly Drama $47,000,000 $5,707,094  
Rumble in the Bronx Action $7,500,000 $32,281,907  
Unforgettable Thriller/Suspense $18,000,000 $2,483,790  

March, 1996

March 1 Bloodsport 2 Action   $684,351  
Down Periscope Comedy   $25,723,977  
The Neon Bible   $5,000  
Up Close & Personal Drama $60,000,000 $51,045,801  
 
March 5 Tonari no Totoro   $0  
 
March 8 The Birdcage Comedy   $124,060,553  
Chung hing sam lam Drama   $332,003  
Fargo Thriller/Suspense $7,000,000 $24,567,751  
La flor de mi secreto Drama   $653,723  
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline Horror   $9,321,492  
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Adventure   $32,709,423  
If Lucy Fell Romantic Comedy   $2,410,162  
L'uomo delle stelle Drama   $222,613  
 
March 15 The Celluloid Closet Documentary   $1,310,167  
Ed Comedy   $3,956,785  
Executive Decision Thriller/Suspense $55,000,000 $56,679,192  
Tarantella   $5,000  
Two Much Romantic Comedy   $1,078,555  
 
March 22 Diabolique Thriller/Suspense   $17,100,266  
Flirting with Disaster Comedy $7,000,000 $14,853,474  
Frisk   $5,000  
Girl 6 Comedy $12,000,000 $4,880,941  
Un indien dans la ville Comedy   $1,029,731  
It's My Party Drama   $455,101  
Jack & Sarah Romantic Comedy   $218,626  
Race the Sun Drama   $1,681,685  
 
March 29 All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 Adventure   $8,556,572  
Carried Away Drama   $0  
Denise Calls Up   $168,614  
A Family Thing Drama   $9,993,012  
Sgt. Bilko Comedy $39,000,000 $30,356,589  

April, 1996

April 1 Bang Thriller/Suspense $10,000 $527  
 
April 3 A Thin Line Between Love & Hate Romantic Comedy $8,000,000 $34,873,513  
 
April 5 Cold Fever   $337,560  
Faithful Black Comedy $13,000,000 $2,104,439  
Kôkaku kidôtai Action   $443,579  
The Last Supper Comedy   $459,749  
Primal Fear Thriller/Suspense   $56,073,633  
 
April 6 Wallace & Gromit Adventure   $1,002,002  
 
April 12 Fear Thriller/Suspense   $20,694,623  
Getting Away with Murder Comedy   $197,322  
James and the Giant Peach Adventure   $28,921,264  
Jane Eyre Drama   $5,200,601  
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy Comedy   $2,640,536  
 
April 19 August Drama   $5,000  
Celtic Pride Comedy   $9,240,378  
Le hussard sur le toit Drama $35,000,000 $1,320,043  
Ma saison préfélrée Drama   $555,900  
Il Mostro Comedy   $569,901  
Mrs. Winterbourne Romantic Comedy $25,000,000 $10,039,566  
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Comedy   $949,745  
The Substitute Drama   $14,675,167  
 
April 26 Butterfly Kiss Thriller/Suspense   $5,000  
Dellamorte Dellamore Comedy   $253,969  
Mulholland Falls Drama   $11,504,190  
The Quest Action   $21,607,190  
Sunset Park Drama   $10,128,314  
The Truth About Cats & Dogs Romantic Comedy   $34,084,531  

May, 1996

May 1 I Shot Andy Warhol Drama   $1,773,648  
 
May 3 Barb Wire Action   $3,775,952  
Captives Drama   $5,000  
The Craft Thriller/Suspense $15,000,000 $24,769,466  
The Great White Hype Comedy   $7,852,282  
Last Dance Drama   $5,857,534  
Open Season   $9,000  
The Pallbearer Romantic Comedy $8,000,000 $5,656,388  
 
May 10 Boys Drama   $21,930,418  
Cold Comfort Farm Comedy   $5,682,429  
Dead Man Western   $1,025,488  
Of Love and Shadows   $5,000  
Original Gangstas Action   $3,279,266  
Someone Else's America Comedy   $154,873  
Twister Action $88,000,000 $241,688,385  
Welcome to the Dollhouse Comedy $800,000 $4,198,137  
 
May 16 Trainspotting Drama $3,100,000 $16,501,785  
 
May 17 Flipper Comedy $25,530,000 $20,080,020  
Heaven's Prisoners Drama   $4,912,939  
 
May 21 La Boheme Drama   $0  
Mission: Impossible Action $80,000,000 $180,981,886  
 
May 22 A Boy Called Hate Drama   $5,000  
 
May 24 Spy Hard Comedy $18,000,000 $26,936,265  
 
May 31 The Arrival Thriller/Suspense   $14,031,906  
Dragonheart Adventure $57,000,000 $51,364,680  
Eddie Comedy   $31,369,401  

June, 1996

June 5 Heavy Drama   $852,362  
 
June 7 The Phantom Action $45,000,000 $17,220,599  
The Rock Action $75,000,000 $134,069,511  
 
June 14 The Cable Guy Comedy $47,000,000 $60,240,295  
Moll Flanders Drama   $3,443,047  
Stealing Beauty Drama   $4,573,330  
 
June 21 Eraser Action $100,000,000 $101,295,562  
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Adventure $100,000,000 $100,138,851  
Lone Star Drama $5,000,000 $12,961,389  
The Search for One-eye Jimmy Comedy   $5,000  
 
June 28 Der Bewegte Mann Comedy   $330,760  
The Nutty Professor Comedy $55,000,000 $128,814,019  
Striptease Comedy $50,000,000 $33,109,743  

July, 1996

July 2 Independence Day Adventure $75,000,000 $306,169,255  
 
July 5 Phenomenon Drama $32,000,000 $104,636,382  
 
July 10 Harriet the Spy Adventure $13,000,000 $26,570,048  
 
July 12 Courage Under Fire Drama $46,000,000 $59,003,384  
Lover's Knot   $5,000  
The Low Life   $5,000  
Les Visiteurs Comedy $7,000,000 $659,000  
 
July 17 Kazaam Comedy   $18,880,508  
Multiplicity Comedy $45,000,000 $20,133,326  
Walking and Talking Romantic Comedy $1,000,000 $1,287,480  
 
July 19 Fled Action $30,000,000 $17,192,205  
The Frighteners Horror   $16,553,635  
Mécaniques célestes Comedy   $257,241  
 
July 24 A Time to Kill Drama $40,000,000 $108,766,007  
 
July 26 The Adventures of Pinocchio Adventure $25,000,000 $15,382,170  
Joe's Apartment Comedy   $4,616,355  
Kingpin Comedy $25,000,000 $25,023,424  
Manny & Lo   $363,731  
The Pompatus of Love   $5,000  
Stonewall Drama $2,000,000 $304,602  
Supercop Action   $16,270,600  

August, 1996

August 2 Chain Reaction Action $55,000,000 $21,226,204  
Cyclo   $38,109  
Emma Romantic Comedy $5,900,000 $22,231,658  
Matilda Comedy   $33,098,222  
Phat Beach Comedy   $1,263,945  
 
August 7 Flirt   $76,875  
 
August 9 Basquiat Drama $3,000,000 $2,962,051  
Escape from L.A. Action $50,000,000 $25,426,861  
Jack Drama $45,000,000 $58,617,334  
 
August 14 Alaska Adventure   $11,509,600  
House Arrest Comedy   $6,906,987  
 
August 15 Shine Drama $5,500,000 $35,811,509  
 
August 16 The Fan Thriller/Suspense $55,000,000 $18,582,965  
Kansas City Drama $19,000,000 $1,353,824  
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood Horror   $5,601,285  
Tin Cup Romantic Comedy $45,000,000 $53,854,588  
 
August 20 Our Modern Maidens Drama   $0  
 
August 21 Girls Town   $403,311  
 
August 23 Carpool Comedy   $3,325,651  
Foxfire   $258,263  
Freeway Comedy $3,000,000 $295,493  
The Island of Dr. Moreau Adventure $40,000,000 $27,682,712  
She's the One Romantic Comedy $3,500,000 $9,482,579  
Solo Action   $4,932,915  
The Spitfire Grill Drama   $12,592,203  
A Very Brady Sequel Comedy   $21,443,204  
 
August 30 The Crow: City of Angels Action   $17,897,671  
First Kid Comedy   $26,465,920  
Normal Life   $5,000  
The Stupids Comedy   $2,415,593  
The Trigger Effect Drama   $3,608,238  
Zhong an zu Action   $0  

September, 1996

September 6 The Big Squeeze Drama   $23,567  
Bogus Comedy $32,000,000 $4,357,406  
Bulletproof Action   $21,195,840  
Killer: A Journal of Murder   $65,682  
A Modern Affair   $5,000  
Sweet Nothing   $79,249  
 
September 13 American Buffalo Drama   $540,364  
American Strays Action   $5,000  
Beaumarchais, l'insolent Drama   $630,269  
Feeling Minnesota Drama   $3,124,440  
Fly Away Home Drama   $25,143,818  
Gabbeh   $273,967  
Grace of My Heart Drama   $617,632  
Maximum Risk Action $25,000,000 $14,102,929  
The Rich Man's Wife Thriller/Suspense   $8,538,318  
 
September 20 Big Night Drama   $12,008,376  
The First Wives Club Comedy $30,000,000 $105,489,203  
Giant   $93,472  
Last Man Standing Action $67,000,000 $18,115,927  
Paradise Lost   $249,022  
Surviving Picasso Drama   $1,993,899  
When The Cat's Away Comedy $300,000 $1,652,472  
 
September 27 2 Days In The Valley Drama   $11,101,856  
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story Drama   $225,161  
Extreme Measures Drama $38,000,000 $17,378,193  
Glory Daze Comedy   $5,000  
The Leopard Son   $321,070  
Somebody to Love   $5,000  
 
September 28 Secrets & Lies Drama $4,500,000 $13,417,292  

October, 1996

October 4 Bird of Prey Thriller/Suspense   $5,000  
Bound Thriller/Suspense $4,500,000 $3,802,260  
Crash Drama $10,000,000 $3,357,324  
D3: The Mighty Ducks Comedy   $22,936,273  
The Glimmer Man Action $45,000,000 $20,404,841  
Infinity   $145,697  
That Thing You Do! Drama $2,500,000 $25,857,416  
 
October 9 Beautiful Thing Comedy   $1,460,297  
 
October 11 Azúcar amarga Drama   $328,768  
Bitter Sugar Drama   $450,060  
The Chamber Drama   $14,407,578  
The Ghost and the Darkness Action $55,000,000 $38,564,422  
The Grass Harp Drama   $493,007  
The Long Kiss Goodnight Action $65,000,000 $33,447,612  
Looking for Richard Documentary   $1,266,417  
Love Is All There Is   $43,439  
Michael Collins Drama $25,000,000 $11,092,559  
Microcosmos Documentary   $1,573,842  
Trees Lounge Drama $1,300,000 $749,741  
 
October 16 Get on the Bus Drama $2,400,000 $5,691,854  
 
October 18 I Shot a Man in Vegas   $5,000  
Jude   $407,072  
Sleepers Drama $44,000,000 $53,300,852  
Snowriders Documentary   $2,035,470  
Swingers Comedy $200,000 $4,505,922  
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Drama   $4,137,645  
 
October 25 The Associate Comedy   $12,772,657  
High School High Comedy   $20,995,023  
Lilies   $221,494  
Palookaville   $289,569  
The Sunchaser   $5,000  
Thinner Horror $14,000,000 $15,171,475  
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will Comedy   $588,621  
When We Were Kings Documentary   $2,666,118  

November, 1996

November 1 Bad Moon Horror   $1,065,431  
Dear God Comedy   $7,114,089  
The Funeral Drama $12,500,000 $1,212,799  
La Promesse   $454,720  
Larger Than Life Comedy   $8,295,903  
Mercy   $5,000  
Mother Night   $363,905  
Romeo+Juliet Drama $14,500,000 $46,338,728  
 
November 3 Gray's Anatomy   $5,000  
 
November 6 The Outfit   $0  
Set It Off Drama $9,000,000 $36,049,108  
 
November 8 Garden of the Finzi-Continis Drama   $670,564  
Hype!   $242,021  
Mad Dog Time Comedy   $80,026  
Ransom Action $70,000,000 $136,492,681  
Santa with Muscles   $198,717  
The Secret Agent Thriller/Suspense   $106,606  
 
November 10 Shakespeare's Children   $0  
 
November 13 Breaking the Waves Drama   $4,040,691  
 
November 14 Blue Juice Comedy   $5,000  
 
November 15 The English Patient Drama $35,000,000 $78,716,374  
The Mirror Has Two Faces Romantic Comedy $42,000,000 $41,267,469  
Space Jam Comedy $80,000,000 $90,463,534  
 
November 20 Far Harbor   $5,000  
Sling Blade Drama $4,833,610 $24,475,416  
The War at Home   $34,368  
 
November 22 Jingle All the Way Comedy $60,000,000 $60,592,389  
Star Trek: First Contact Adventure $46,000,000 $92,027,888  
 
November 27 101 Dalmatians Comedy   $136,189,294  
Zero Kelvin   $5,000  
 
November 29 The Crucible Drama   $7,352,332  
A Leap of Faith Documentary   $5,000  
Ridicule Drama   $2,503,829  

December, 1996

December 6 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush   $37,536  
Daylight Action $80,000,000 $32,908,290  
Everyone Says I Love You Musical $20,000,000 $9,725,847  
Losing Chase   $31,176  
 
December 13 Citizen Ruth Comedy   $336,470  
Jerry Maguire Romantic Comedy $50,000,000 $153,952,592  
Mars Attacks! Comedy $80,000,000 $37,771,017  
The Preacher's Wife Drama   $48,102,795  
 
December 18 La cérémonie Drama   $670,659  
In Love and War Drama   $14,481,231  
The Whole Wide World   $160,766  
 
December 20 Beavis and Butt-head Do America Comedy $12,000,000 $63,118,386  
Ghosts of Mississippi Drama $36,000,000 $13,052,741  
Marvin's Room Drama $23,000,000 $12,803,305  
My Fellow Americans Comedy $21,500,000 $22,331,846  
One Fine Day Romantic Comedy   $46,169,663  
Scream Horror $15,000,000 $103,046,663  
 
December 24 The Portrait of a Lady Drama   $3,698,012  
 
December 25 The Evening Star Drama   $12,767,815  
Evita Musical $55,000,000 $50,047,179  
Hamlet Drama $18,000,000 $4,501,094  
I'm Not Rappaport   $222,525  
Michael Comedy   $95,345,070  
Mother Comedy   $19,174,217  
The People vs. Larry Flynt Drama   $20,224,840  
Some Mother's Son Drama   $628,604  
Thieves (Les Voleurs) Drama   $939,304  
 
December 31 Access Denied Drama   $0  
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue Drama   $0  
Bastard Out of Carolina Drama   $0  
Carnival of Wolves   $0  
Coyote Summer   $0  
Un divan à New York Romantic Comedy   $5,000  
The Elevator Comedy   $0  
Once You Meet a Stranger Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Pinocchio's Revenge Horror   $0  
Pure Danger Action   $0  
Riot Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Silent Trigger $15,000,000 $76,382  
A Step Toward Tomorrow Drama   $0  
Supercop 2   $0  
The Sweeper Action   $0  
Toughguy   $0  
Trafitti da un raggio di sole Comedy   $0  
Unforgivable   $153,785