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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1997

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This list shows all films released in 1997, 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 1997 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1997 - Most Popular 1997

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1997

January 10 Inside Drama   $5,000  
Jackie Chan’s First Strike Action   $14,601,662  
The Relic Horror $60,000,000 $33,956,608  
Turbulence Thriller/Suspense $55,000,000 $11,532,774  
 
January 12 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon Adventure   $5,000  
 
January 17 Albino Alligator Drama $5,000,000 $353,480  
Beverly Hills Ninja Comedy   $31,245,344  
Metro Action   $32,017,895  
 
January 24 Fierce Creatures Comedy   $9,254,184  
Kolya Comedy   $5,770,254  
Prefontaine Drama $8,000,000 $590,817  
Zeus and Roxanne Comedy   $7,183,046  
 
January 29 Gridlock'd Black Comedy   $5,573,929  
 
January 31 Johns   $177,605  
Meet Wally Sparks Comedy   $4,073,582  
Prisoner of the Mountains Drama   $790,078  
Shadow Conspiracy Thriller/Suspense $45,000,000 $2,154,540  
Waiting for Guffman Comedy $4,000,000 $2,922,988  

February, 1997

February 7 The Beautician and the Beast Romantic Comedy   $11,486,880  
Dante's Peak Drama $115,000,000 $67,163,857  
Hotel de Love   $152,720  
Margaret's Museum Drama   $524,963  
The Pest Comedy   $3,533,790  
SubUrbia Comedy   $726,207  
 
February 9 Frankenstein and Me   $5,000  
 
February 12 Dangerous Ground Thriller/Suspense   $5,102,151  
 
February 14 Absolute Power Thriller/Suspense $50,000,000 $50,068,310  
Fools Rush In Romantic Comedy   $29,299,524  
That Darn Cat Comedy   $18,301,828  
Touch   $408,097  
Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook   $5,000  
Unhook the Stars   $301,888  
Vegas Vacation Comedy   $36,470,465  
 
February 19 Once Upon a Time in the West Western   $0  
 
February 21 Blood and Wine Thriller/Suspense $26,000,000 $1,083,350  
Lost Highway Thriller/Suspense   $3,796,699  
Rosewood Drama   $13,104,494  
 
February 25 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Thriller/Suspense   $0  
 
February 26 Booty Call Comedy   $20,066,917  
 
February 28 Donnie Brasco Drama $35,000,000 $41,954,997  
Follow Me Home   $5,000  
Hard Eight Drama   $142,356  
Kama Sutra Drama $3,000,000 $4,109,095  
Smilla's Sense of Snow Thriller/Suspense $35,000,000 $2,221,994  

March, 1997

March 5 The Daytrippers Romantic Comedy   $2,096,256  
Rhyme & Reason Documentary   $1,591,687  
The Watermelon Woman Drama $300,000 $42,735  
 
March 7 Boys Life 2 Drama   $479,504  
Good Luck   $39,962  
Jerusalem   $5,000  
Jungle 2 Jungle Comedy   $59,925,026  
Private Parts Comedy   $41,198,146  
 
March 14 City of Industry Drama   $1,554,338  
Drunks Drama   $5,000  
J'en Suis   $510,977  
Love Jones Drama $10,000,000 $12,554,569  
Ponette Drama   $1,351,319  
The Substance of Fire   $31,638  
 
March 21 Liar Liar Comedy $45,000,000 $181,410,615  
Selena Drama $20,000,000 $35,450,113  
 
March 26 Cats Don't Dance Musical $32,000,000 $3,588,602  
The Devil's Own Thriller/Suspense $90,000,000 $42,885,593  
 
March 28 B*A*P*S Comedy   $7,246,735  
Le Plus Beau Metier du Monde   $23,862  
Love and Other Catastrophes Comedy $250,000 $212,285  
The Sixth Man Comedy   $14,765,099  
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Action   $8,363,899  

April, 1997

April 4 Anna Karenina Drama   $858,553  
Chasing Amy Romantic Comedy $250,000 $12,006,514  
Double Team Action   $11,328,565  
Inventing the Abbotts Drama   $5,926,128  
The Saint Action $90,000,000 $61,363,304  
That Old Feeling Romantic Comedy   $16,408,534  
 
April 9 Schizopolis Comedy   $250,000  
 
April 11 Anaconda Horror $45,000,000 $65,598,907  
Cadillac Ranch Adventure   $5,000  
Grind   $5,000  
Grosse Pointe Blank Black Comedy $15,000,000 $28,084,357  
Keys to Tulsa   $57,252  
Kissed   $465,417  
Paradise Road Drama   $1,990,257  
Pink Flamingos $12,000 $413,802  
 
April 18 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Black Comedy $3,000,000 $3,602,884  
Hollow Reed   $244,337  
McHale's Navy Comedy $42,000,000 $4,408,420  
Murder at 1600 Thriller/Suspense   $25,842,024  
Traveller   $500,649  
 
April 23 Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti Romantic Comedy   $686,121  
 
April 25 All Over Me Drama   $281,175  
A Brother's Kiss Drama   $66,961  
Female Perversions Drama   $883,973  
Flamenco   $420,392  
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Comedy   $29,235,353  
Shiloh Adventure   $1,002,175  
Volcano Action $90,000,000 $47,546,796  
 
April 30 Children of the Revolution Comedy   $845,391  

May, 1997

May 2 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Comedy $18,000,000 $53,883,989  
Breakdown Thriller/Suspense $36,000,000 $50,159,144  
Broken English Drama   $476,070  
Commandments Comedy   $548,562  
Irma Vep   $191,164  
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Action   $54,154  
Un Air de Famille   $316,872  
Warriors of Virtue Action $35,000,000 $6,448,817  
 
May 9 Father's Day Comedy $85,000,000 $28,681,080  
The Fifth Element Action $95,000,000 $63,570,862  
Nowhere   $176,979  
Twin Town   $74,188  
Underworld   $5,000  
 
May 14 Sprung Romantic Comedy   $7,553,105  
 
May 15 Carla's Song Drama   $5,000  
 
May 16 Love! Valour! Compassion! Drama   $2,936,611  
Night Falls On Manhattan Drama   $9,889,670  
The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo   $479,099  
The Van Comedy   $621,093  
 
May 22 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Action $75,000,000 $229,086,679  
 
May 23 Addicted To Love Romantic Comedy   $34,673,095  
Brassed Off Comedy   $2,589,188  
 
May 27 Eight on the Lam Comedy   $0  
 
May 30 Gone Fishin' Comedy   $19,745,922  
Rough Magic   $171,979  
Til There Was You Romantic Comedy   $3,525,125  
Trial And Error Comedy   $13,602,831  

June, 1997

June 6 Bliss Drama   $207,751  
Buddy Comedy   $10,067,104  
Con Air Action $80,000,000 $101,117,573  
The Pillow Book Drama   $2,372,744  
Tollbooth   $5,000  
 
June 9 Plymouth Adventure Drama   $0  
 
June 10 The Eagle and the Hawk Drama   $0  
 
June 13 Hercules Adventure $70,000,000 $99,112,101  
Speed 2: Cruise Control Action $110,000,000 $48,097,081  
Squeeze Drama   $26,764  
Temptress Moon Drama   $1,084,532  
Ulee's Gold Drama $2,700,000 $9,054,736  
Wedding Bell Blues   $22,002  
 
June 18 For Roseanna   $111,851  
 
June 20 Batman & Robin Action $125,000,000 $107,325,195  
Dream With The Fishes Drama $1,000,000 $542,909  
The Last Time I Committed Suicide $4,000,000 $12,836  
My Best Friend's Wedding Comedy $46,000,000 $126,813,153  
 
June 25 Head Above Water   $32,212  
 
June 27 Face/Off Action $80,000,000 $112,276,146  
The Innocent Sleep   $8,225  
Late Bloomers   $91,285  

July, 1997

July 1 Men in Black Adventure $90,000,000 $250,690,539  
 
July 2 Out to Sea Comedy   $28,985,323  
Wild America Adventure   $7,365,417  
 
July 4 Guantanamera Comedy   $855,579  
 
July 9 4 Little Girls Documentary   $218,444  
 
July 11 Contact Drama $90,000,000 $100,920,329  
Shall We Dance? Romantic Comedy   $9,676,677  
Shooting Porn   $133,048  
A Simple Wish Comedy $28,000,000 $8,165,213  
This World, Then the Fireworks   $51,618  
Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun Documentary   $18,798,682  
 
July 16 George Of The Jungle Comedy $55,000,000 $105,263,257  
 
July 18 Kiss Me, Guido Comedy   $1,916,898  
Mrs. Brown Drama   $9,217,930  
Nothing To Lose Comedy $25,000,000 $44,480,039  
Operation Condor Action   $10,461,161  
The Swan Princess 2   $235,766  
 
July 20 Cafe Society Drama   $6,325  
 
July 23 Star Maps Comedy   $592,573  
 
July 25 Air Force One Action $85,000,000 $172,956,409  
Box of Moonlight Comedy   $720,717  
Good Burger Comedy   $23,712,993  
Indian Summer Comedy   $294,467  
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America   $197,338  
The Winner   $21,000  
 
July 30 One Eight Seven Drama   $5,747,802  
 
July 31 Spawn Action $40,000,000 $54,979,992  

August, 1997

August 1 Air Bud Comedy $3,000,000 $24,646,936  
In the Company of Men Drama $25,000 $2,883,661  
Love Serenade Comedy   $604,523  
Picture Perfect Romantic Comedy   $31,301,775  
 
August 6 Def Jam's How To Be a Player Comedy $12,000,000 $14,010,363  
Hamsun   $40,000  
 
August 8 Career Girls Comedy   $2,506,039  
Conspiracy Theory Thriller/Suspense $80,000,000 $76,118,990  
Free Willy 3: The Rescue Drama   $3,519,178  
Soul in the Hole Documentary   $10,758  
 
August 13 The Full Monty Comedy $3,500,000 $45,950,122  
 
August 15 Cop Land Drama $15,000,000 $44,906,632  
The Delta   $18,134  
Event Horizon Horror $60,000,000 $26,673,242  
Paperback Romance   $147,651  
Steel Action $16,000,000 $1,686,429  
 
August 22 Fire   $501,533  
G.I. Jane Drama $50,000,000 $48,169,156  
Leave It To Beaver Comedy   $11,307,615  
Masterminds Action   $1,890,472  
Mimic Horror   $25,514,166  
Money Talks Action $25,000,000 $41,076,865  
Pippi Longstocking Musical   $779,200  
A Smile Like Yours Romantic Comedy   $3,317,930  
Sunday Drama $450,000 $410,919  
 
August 24 The Grimm Brothers' Snow White Horror $26,000,000 $5,000  
 
August 27 Hoodlum Drama   $23,489,997  
 
August 29 Excess Baggage Comedy   $14,351,432  
Kull The Conqueror Action   $6,086,891  
She's So Lovely Drama   $7,281,450  
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Next Generation   $94,558  

September, 1997

September 5 Catherine's Grove Drama   $26,641  
Fire Down Below Action   $16,148,906  
Julian Po   $33,148  
Latin Boys Go to Hell   $189,022  
Mouth to Mouth Comedy   $62,411  
 
September 12 Bandwagon Comedy   $44,544  
Different for Girls   $281,764  
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca Thriller/Suspense   $226,427  
The End of Violence   $386,673  
The Game Thriller/Suspense $50,000,000 $48,265,581  
Marquise   $71,384  
A Self-Made Hero   $69,977  
 
September 16 The Mad Ghoul Horror   $0  
 
September 17 The Myth of Fingerprints   $505,828  
 
September 19 Going All the Way   $86,175  
In & Out Comedy $35,000,000 $63,826,569  
Intimate Relations Black Comedy   $28,978  
L.A. Confidential Drama $35,000,000 $64,604,977  
The Long Way Home Documentary   $18,665  
Repulsion   $5,000  
A Thousand Acres Drama   $7,928,412  
Wes Craven's Wishmaster Horror   $15,719,109  
 
September 26 The Assignment Thriller/Suspense   $600,843  
La conciergerie   $160,944  
The Edge Thriller/Suspense   $27,799,255  
The Ice Storm Drama $18,000,000 $8,038,061  
Kicked in the Head   $102,739  
The Lay of the Land Comedy   $0  
The Peacemaker Action $50,000,000 $41,263,140  
Soul Food Comedy $7,500,000 $43,492,389  
Trojan War Comedy   $217  

October, 1997

October 3 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Documentary   $848,801  
Forgotten Silver   $0  
Kiss the Girls Thriller/Suspense $27,000,000 $60,527,873  
The Locusts   $37,888  
The MatchMaker Romantic Comedy   $3,398,083  
U-Turn Drama   $6,690,074  
 
October 4 Lewis & Clark & George   $5,000  
 
October 5 Washington Square Drama   $1,775,644  
 
October 8 Gang Related Drama   $5,906,773  
Seven Years in Tibet Drama $70,000,000 $37,945,884  
Year of the Horse   $243,094  
 
October 10 Boogie Nights Drama $15,000,000 $26,410,771  
Dancehall Queen   $223,426  
The House of Yes Comedy   $617,403  
Most Wanted Action   $6,343,015  
Napolean   $100,127  
Rocket Man Comedy   $15,448,043  
The Sweet Hereafter Drama $5,000,000 $4,306,697  
 
October 12 Happy Together   $240,442  
 
October 14 Raven Action   $5,000  
 
October 15 Snowriders 2 Documentary   $2,287,639  
 
October 17 Bean Comedy   $45,334,169  
Best Men Comedy   $5,000  
Breaking Up   $5,000  
Devil's Advocate Drama $57,000,000 $61,007,424  
Gummo   $87,403  
I Know What You Did Last Summer Horror $17,000,000 $72,250,091  
Kiss and Tell   $5,000  
Playing God Thriller/Suspense   $4,166,918  
Telling Lies in America   $291,000  
 
October 24 Fairytale: A True Story Drama   $14,059,077  
Gattaca Drama $36,000,000 $12,532,777  
A Life Less Ordinary Comedy   $4,287,595  
Rien na va plus   $25,696  
Twilight of the Golds   $20,868  
 
October 29 Buscando un Sueño Drama   $461,661  
 
October 31 Critical Care Drama $12,000,000 $220,175  
Grizzly Mountain   $340,556  
I Love You, I Love You Not   $20,325  
Nueba Yol 3 Drama   $793,112  
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen Documentary   $0  
Red Corner Thriller/Suspense   $22,442,815  
Switchback Action $38,000,000 $6,504,442  
The Wind in the Willows   $72,844  

November, 1997

November 7 Cold Around the Heart   $552  
The Deli   $5,000  
Eve's Bayou Drama $5,000,000 $14,843,425  
The Hanging Garden Drama   $925,756  
The James Gang   $5,000  
Mad City Drama $50,000,000 $10,561,038  
Sick   $191,833  
Starship Troopers Action $100,000,000 $54,768,952  
The Wings of the Dove Drama   $13,718,385  
 
November 14 Anastasia Musical $53,000,000 $58,403,409  
The Jackal Thriller/Suspense $60,000,000 $54,956,941  
Kiss or Kill Thriller/Suspense   $771,091  
The Man Who Knew Too Little Comedy $20,000,000 $13,801,755  
The Mouse   $6,707  
Nick and Jane   $11,251  
One Night Stand Drama   $2,642,718  
The Tango Lesson Drama   $1,026,402  
 
November 18 Legal Deceit   $5,000  
 
November 19 Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto Romantic Comedy   $7,876  
 
November 21 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Drama $35,000,000 $25,078,937  
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Action $30,000,000 $35,927,406  
The Rainmaker Drama $40,000,000 $45,916,769  
 
November 26 Alien: Resurrection Action $60,000,000 $47,795,018  
Bent Drama   $405,409  
Flubber Comedy $80,000,000 $92,993,801  
Welcome to Sarajevo   $429,756  
 
November 28 Dead Heart   $1,209  

December, 1997

December 3 Office Killer Black Comedy   $37,446  
 
December 5 Good Will Hunting Drama $10,000,000 $138,433,435  
Marius et Jeannette Romantic Comedy   $2,835,851  
 
December 12 Amistad Drama $40,000,000 $44,212,592  
Deconstructing Harry Romantic Comedy $20,000,000 $10,686,841  
For Richer or Poorer Comedy   $31,680,796  
Home Alone III Comedy   $30,692,437  
Hugo Pool Romantic Comedy   $3,620  
Les Boys Comedy   $4,602,341  
Scream 2 Horror $24,000,000 $101,363,301  
 
December 15 The Ride Drama   $189,635  
 
December 17 The Apostle Drama $5,000,000 $20,733,485  
Guy   $5,000  
 
December 19 Matusalem II   $88,675  
Mouse Hunt Comedy $38,000,000 $61,894,591  
Titanic Thriller/Suspense $200,000,000 $658,672,302 Play
Tomorrow Never Dies Action $110,000,000 $125,304,276  
 
December 24 As Good as it Gets Romantic Comedy $50,000,000 $148,478,011  
The Winter Guest Drama   $870,290  
 
December 25 An American Werewolf in Paris Horror   $26,570,463  
The Education of Little Tree   $161,831  
Jackie Brown Drama $12,000,000 $39,673,162  
Kundun Drama $28,000,000 $5,686,694  
Mr. Magoo Comedy   $21,437,192  
The Postman Action $80,000,000 $17,650,704  
Wag the Dog Drama $15,000,000 $43,057,470  
 
December 26 Afterglow Romantic Comedy   $2,537,428  
Ma Vie en Rose Drama   $2,280,573  
 
December 31 Allyson Is Watching Drama   $0  
Behind Enemy Lines Action   $0  
The Boxer Drama   $5,896,037  
Breast Men Comedy   $0  
Curtain Call Romantic Comedy   $0  
Danger Zone   $0  
Demolition University Action   $0  
Driftwood   $0  
Eat Your Heart Out   $0  
Hack   $0  
Kenpu denki beruseruku Action   $0  
Little Ghost   $0  
Men   $0  
Oscar and Lucinda Drama $12,500,000 $1,612,957  
Playboy Biker Babes: Hot Wheels and High Heels Documentary   $0  
Playboy: Jenny McCarthy the Playboy Years Documentary   $0  
The Protector   $0  
The Rage Thriller/Suspense   $0  
The Second Civil War Comedy   $0  
Silent Cradle   $0  
Steel Chariots   $0  
Walking Thunder   $0  
Wicked   $0