EW Staff
February 07, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Since the average movie takes in more than half of its revenue from worldwide home video, it’s clear that the film industry cannot prosper on theaters alone. This chart of movies grossing $5 million or more at domestic box offices provides a snapshot of Hollywood 1996 (final numbers on late-’96 movies are a long way off). Foreign box office grosses are based on studio figures or the latest reported grosses; video numbers are based on the estimated value of initial shipments of sell-through and rental titles. Not included are international video grosses, which sometimes mirror domestic grosses.

DOMESTIC FOREIGN VIDEO GRAND GROSS GROSS GROSS TOTAL (MILLIONS)(MILLIONS)(MILLIONS)(MILLIONS)

1 Independence Day $306.2 $474.4 $252.0 $1,032.6 2 Twister 241.7 251.6 $107.9 601.2 3 Mission: Impossible 181.0 271.7 91.8 544.5 4 The Rock 134.1 196.5 54.9 385.5 5 Ransom* 132.1 70.5 — 202.6 6 101 Dalmatians* 131.3 59.1 — 190.4 7 The Nutty Professor 128.8 136.6 91.0 356.4 8 The Birdcage 124.1 61.2 33.1 218.4 9 Jerry Maguire* 109.8 .2 — 110.0 10 A Time to Kill 108.8 43.5 45.0 197.3 11 The First Wives Club* 105.3 52.7 — 158.0 12 Phenomenon* 104.6 47.4 46.0 198.0 13 Eraser 101.3 133.8 40.0 275.1 14 Hunchback of Notre Dame 100.1 206.0 — 306.1 15 Star Trek: First Contact* 90.9 37.9 — 128.8 16 Space Jam* 86.8 35.5 — 122.3 17 Mr. Holland’s Opus 82.6 23.7 33.7 140.0 18 Michael* 76.7 — — 76.7 19 Broken Arrow 70.8 77.7 35.0 183.5 20 Scream* 64.6 — — 64.6 21 Beavis and Butt-head…* 61.7 — — 61.7 22 The Cable Guy 60.2 41.8 30.0 132.0 23 Jingle All the Way* 59.5 65.1 — 124.6 24 Courage Under Fire 59.0 35.1 — 94.1 25 Jack 58.6 29.4 30.0 118.0 26 Executive Decision 56.7 60.3 32.0 149.0 27 Primal Fear $56.1 $46.5 $28.0 $130.6 28 Tin Cup 53.9 27.1 28.0 109.0 29 Sleepers* 53.3 64.0 — 117.3 30 Dragonheart 51.4 53.0 26.0 130.4 31 Up Close & Personal 51.1 49.6 26.5 127.2 32 Romeo & Juliet* 46.0 17.2 — 63.2 33 The Preacher’s Wife* 45.1 3.7 — 48.8 34 One Fine Day* 42.6 — — 42.6 35 The Mirror HasTwo Faces* 40.8 8.4 — 49.2 36 Happy Gilmore 38.6 1.6 20.5 60.7 37 The Ghost and the Darkness* 38.4 8.8 — 47.2 38 The English Patient* 36.7 — — 36.7 39 Mars Attacks!* 36.3 — — 36.3 40 Set It Off* 35.4 — — 35.4 41 The Truth About Cats & Dogs 34.8 22.6 20.5 77.9 42 A Thin Line…Love & Hate 34.8 .7 14.2 49.7 43 Muppet Treasure Island 34.3 12.9 51.7 98.9 44 Matilda 33.6 13.2 52.0 98.8 45 The Long Kiss Goodnight* 33.4 33.6 — 67.0 46 Striptease 33.2 80.2 25.0 138.4 47 Homeward Bound II 32.8 6.0 51.7 90.5 48 Black Sheep 32.4 1.6 18.2 52.2 49 Rumble in the Bronx 32.4 5.0 17.9 55.3 50 Daylight* 31.8 85.4 — 117.2 51 Eddie 31.4 5.7 20.0 57.1 52 Evita* 30.5 31.4 — 61.9 53 Sgt. Bilko $30.4 $6.0 $20.2 $56.6 54 James & the Giant Peach 28.9 8.8 57.4 95.1 55 The Island of Dr. Moreau 27.7 14.4 18.0 60.1 56 Spy Hard 27.0 57.2 19.0 103.2 57 Eye for an Eye 26.9 — 17.7 44.6 58 Harriet the Spy 26.6 — 50.0 76.6 59 First Kid* 26.5 — 20.0 46.5 60 From Dusk Till Dawn 25.8 33.5 19.8 79.1 61 Down Periscope 25.8 11.4 17.9 55.1 62 That Thing You Do!* 25.7 2.9 — 28.6 63 Escape From L.A. 25.5 16.8 25.0 67.3 64 Kingpin 25.0 7.2 20.0 52.2 65 The Craft 24.9 30.9 17.2 73.0 66 Fly Away Home 24.5 6.3 49.0 79.8 67 Fargo 24.1 17.5 18.2 59.8 68 D3: The Mighty Ducks 22.9 — 48.0 70.9 69 The Juror 22.8 40.3 20.5 83.6 70 Emma 22.2 15.6 16.0 53.8 71 The Quest 21.7 1.1 18.2 41.0 72 A Very Brady Sequel 21.4 — 20.0 41.4 73 Bulletproof 21.3 .5 — 21.8 74 My Fellow Americans* 21.3 — — 21.3 75 Multiplicity 21.1 15.8 19.0 55.9 76 High School High* 21.0 9.5 — 30.5 77 Oliver & Company (reissue) 20.9 — 176.6 197.5 78 Fear 20.8 3.1 20.0 43.9 79 Chain Reaction 20.7 39.2 19.0 78.9 80 The Glimmer Man 20.4 21.4 — 41.8 81 City Hall 20.3 13.1 16.2 49.6 82 Don’t Be a Menace… 20.1 .2 11.6 31.9 83 Flipper 20.1 15.4 40.0 75.5 84 Bed of Roses 19.1 2.4 13.2 34.7 85 Kazaam 18.9 .2 16.0 35.1 86 The Fan 18.6 23.6 20.0 62.2 87 Last Man Standing 18.1 20.0 — 38.1 88 The Crow: City of Angels 17.9 7.5 17.0 42.4 89 Extreme Measures 17.4 — — 17.4 90 The Phantom 17.3 — 16.0 33.3 91 Fled 17.2 — 17.0 34.2 92 Diabolique 17.1 35.3 13.8 66.2 93 The Frighteners 16.7 2.6 16.0 35.3 94 Trainspotting 16.5 54.3 18.0 88.8 95 Supercop 16.3 11.6 — 27.9 96 The People vs. Larry Flynt* 15.9 — — 15.9 97 The Adventures of Pinocchio 15.1 21.3 35.0 71.4 98 Flirting With Disaster 14.9 2.0 16.0 32.9 99 Stephen King’s Thinner 14.9 — — 14.9 100 The Substitute $14.8 — $14.6 $29.4 101 Maximum Risk 14.4 .2 — 14.6 102 The Chamber 14.4 — — 14.4 103 The Arrival 14.1 .8 17.0 31.9 104 Bio-Dome 13.4 — 13.0 26.4 105 Mr. Wrong 12.8 — 11.9 24.7 106 The Associate* 12.8 .6 — 13.4 107 The Spitfire Grill 12.7 — — 12.7 108 Shine* 12.6 10.2 — 22.8 109 The Evening Star* 12.5 — — 12.5 110 Ghosts of Mississippi* 12.5 — — 12.5 111 Lone Star 12.3 2.0 — 14.3 112 Alaska 11.8 1.8 33.0 46.6 113 Big Night* 11.7 .2 — 11.9 114 Mulholland Falls 11.5 .3 11.9 23.7 115 2 Days in the Valley* 11.1 .8 — 11.9 116 Michael Collins 10.9 17.6 — 28.5 117 Two If by Sea 10.7 — 10.3 21.0 118 Beautiful Girls 10.6 7.1 10.3 28.0 119 White Squall 10.3 — 13.4 23.7 120 Sunset Park 10.2 — 10.0 20.2 121 A Family Thing 10.1 — 10.0 20.1 122 Mrs. Winterbourne 10.1 — 10.0 20.1 123 Dunston Checks In 9.9 — 25.0 34.9 124 She’s the One 9.5 4.5 12.0 26.0 125 Hellraiser: Bloodline 9.3 — 14.0 23.3 126 Celtic Pride 9.3 — 11.0 20.3 127 Mother* 8.9 — — 8.9 128 Before and After 8.8 — 11.9 20.7 129 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 8.6 — 28.7 37.3 130 The Rich Man’s Wife 8.5 — 11.0 19.5 131 Larger Than Life* 8.3 — — 8.3 132 The Great White Hype 8.0 .1 12.0 20.1 133 Dear God* 7.1 — — 7.1 134 House Arrest 7.0 — — 7.0 135 The Crucible* 6.9 — — 6.9 136 Secrets & Lies* 6.4 29.7 — 36.1 137 Last Dance 5.9 — 11.0 16.9 138 Bordello of Blood 5.8 — 14.0 19.8 139 Get on the Bus 5.8 — — 5.8 140 Screamers 5.7 — 12.0 17.7 141 Mary Reilly 5.7 — 9.2 14.9 142 The Pallbearer 5.7 .5 10.0 16.2 143 Cold Comfort Farm 5.7 — 8.5 14.2 144 Jane Eyre 5.2 — 8.5 13.7 145 Solo 5.1 — — 5.1 146 Heaven’s Prisoners 5.0

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