List of 1997 box office number-one films in the United States

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This is a list of films which have placed number one at the weekend box office in the United States during 1997.

# Weekend end date Film Total weekend gross[1] Notes
1 January 5, 1997 Michael $12,144,926
2 January 12, 1997 The Relic $9,064,143
3 January 19, 1997 Beverly Hills Ninja $12,220,920
4 January 26, 1997 Jerry Maguire $5,518,727 Jerry Maguire reclaimed #1 in its sixth week of release.
5 February 2, 1997 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $35,906,661 Star Wars (Special Edition) held the record for the highest weekend debut in January.
6 February 9, 1997 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $24,277,091
7 February 16, 1997 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $21,370,589
8 February 23, 1997 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $21,975,993
9 March 2, 1997 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $13,145,852
10 March 9, 1997 Private Parts $14,616,333
11 March 16, 1997 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi $16,293,531
12 March 23, 1997 Liar Liar $31,423,025 Liar Liar broke Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles's record ($25.4 million) for the highest weekend debut in March.
13 March 30, 1997 Liar Liar $25,377,435
14 April 6, 1997 Liar Liar $18,275,295
15 April 13, 1997 Anaconda $16,620,887
16 April 20, 1997 Anaconda $12,013,566
17 April 27, 1997 Volcano $14,581,740
18 May 4, 1997 Breakdown $12,307,128
19 May 11, 1997 The Fifth Element $17,031,345
20 May 18, 1997 The Fifth Element $11,410,863
21 May 25, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $72,132,785 The Lost World: Jurassic Park broke Batman Forever's record ($52.7 mil) for the highest weekend debut of all time, and Mission: Impossible's records ($45.4 mil) for the highest weekend debut in May and the highest Memorial Day weekend debut. The Lost World: Jurassic Park had the highest weekend debut in 1997.
22 June 1, 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park $34,116,390
23 June 8, 1997 Con Air $24,131,738
24 June 15, 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control $16,158,942
25 June 22, 1997 Batman & Robin $42,872,605
26 June 29, 1997 Face/Off $23,387,530
27 July 6, 1997 Men in Black $51,068,455 Men in Black broke Independence Day's records ($50.2 mil) for the highest weekend debut in July and the highest Fourth of July weekend debut.
28 July 13, 1997 Men in Black $30,062,317
29 July 20, 1997 Men in Black $19,029,928
30 July 27, 1997 Air Force One $37,132,505 Air Force One broke Interview with the Vampire's record ($36.4 mil) for the highest weekend debut for an R-rated film.
31 August 3, 1997 Air Force One $25,731,622
32 August 10, 1997 Conspiracy Theory $19,313,566
33 August 17, 1997 Cop Land $13,510,482
34 August 24, 1997 G.I. Jane $11,094,241
35 August 31, 1997 G.I. Jane $8,183,861
36 September 7, 1997 Fire Down Below $6,073,094
37 September 14, 1997 The Game $14,337,029
38 September 21, 1997 In & Out $15,019,821
39 September 28, 1997 The Peacemaker $12,311,939
40 October 5, 1997 Kiss the Girls $13,215,167
41 October 12, 1997 Kiss the Girls $11,122,441
42 October 19, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer $15,818,645 I Know What You Did Last Summer broke Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare's record ($12.9 million) for highest weekend debut for a slasher film.
43 October 26, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer $12,507,880
44 November 2, 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer $9,406,297
45 November 9, 1997 Starship Troopers $22,058,773
46 November 16, 1997 The Jackal $15,164,595
47 November 23, 1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation $16,771,694
48 November 30, 1997 Flubber $26,725,207
49 December 7, 1997 Flubber $11,292,933
50 December 14, 1997 Scream 2 $32,926,342 Scream 2 broke Beavis and Butt-Head Do America's record ($20.1 million) for the highest weekend debut in December, I Know What You Did Last Summer's record ($15.8 million) for the highest weekend debut for a Slasher film & Pocahontas's record ($29.5 million) for highest weekend debut for a film featuring a female protagonist.
51 December 21, 1997 Titanic $28,638,131 Titanic held the record for the highest grossing film of all time ($1.8 billion) until Avatar surpassed it on January 24, 2010.
52 December 28, 1997 Titanic $35,455,673 Titanic broke Scream 2's record ($32.9 mil) for the highest weekend gross in December (which had been set two weeks earlier).

Highest-grossing films[edit]

Highest-grossing films of 1997[2]
Rank Title Studio Starring Director Domestic Gross
1. Titanic* Paramount/20th Century Fox/Lightstorm Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, David Warner and Bill Paxton James Cameron $600,788,188
2. Men in Black Columbia/Amblin Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub and Rip Torn Barry Sonnenfeld $250,690,539
3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal/Amblin Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vince Vaughn and Vanessa Lee Chester Steven Spielberg $229,086,679
4. Liar Liar Universal Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Justin Cooper and Cary Elwes Tom Shadyac $181,410,615
5. Air Force One Columbia Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, Dean Stockwell and Glenn Close Wolfgang Petersen $172,956,409
6. As Good as It Gets TriStar/Gracie Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear James L. Brooks $148,478,011
7. Good Will Hunting Miramax Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård Gus Van Sant $138,433,435
8. My Best Friend's Wedding TriStar Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett and Philip Bosco P.J. Hogan $127,120,029
9. Tomorrow Never Dies United Artists Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher and Judi Dench Roger Spottiswoode $125,304,276
10. Face/Off Paramount John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Nick Cassavetes and Dominique Swain John Woo $112,276,146
11. Batman & Robin Warner Bros./PolyGram George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson and Robert Swenson Joel Schumacher $107,325,195
12. George of the Jungle Disney Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church and John Cleese Sam Weisman $105,263,257
13. Scream 2 Dimension Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Timothy Olyphant and Jada Pinkett Smith Wes Craven $101,363,301
14. Con Air Touchstone Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Mykelti Williamson and Rachel Ticotin Simon West $101,117,573
15. Contact Warner Bros. Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt and Angela Bassett Robert Zemeckis $100,920,329
16. Hercules Disney voices of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Rip Torn and Charlton Heston Ron Clements and John Musker $99,112,101
17. Flubber Disney Robin Williams and Marcia Gay Harden Les Mayfield $92,977,226
18. Conspiracy Theory Warner Bros./Silver Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts and Patrick Stewart Richard Donner $75,982,834
19. I Know What You Did Last Summer Columbia Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Bridgette Wilson and Anne Heche Jim Gillespie $72,586,134
20. Dante's Peak Universal Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton Roger Donaldson $67,127,760

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