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Major releases this year included Fargo, Trainspotting, The English Patient, Independence Day, Twister, Scream, Mars Attacks!, Jerry Maguire and Madonna's Evita.

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Events

  • 20 September - 75-year-old English actor Sir Dirk Bogarde suffers a severe stroke. He continued to need a wheelchair until his death in 1999.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Director Gross
1. Independence Day 20th Century Fox Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum Roland Emmerich $306,169,268
2. Twister Warner Bros./Universal Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton Jan de Bont $241,721,524
3. Mission: Impossible Paramount Tom Cruise Brian De Palma $180,981,856
4. Jerry Maguire TriStar Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger and Cuba Gooding Jr. Cameron Crowe $153,952,592
5. Ransom Touchstone Mel Gibson and Rene Russo Ron Howard $136,492,681
6. 101 Dalmatians Disney Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels Stephen Herek $136,189,294
7. The Rock Hollywood Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris Michael Bay $134,069,511
8. The Nutty Professor Universal Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett Smith Tom Shadyac $128,814,019
9. The Birdcage MGM/UA Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest Mike Nichols $124,060,553
10. A Time to Kill Warner Bros. Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey Joel Schumacher $108,766,007

source: http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=1996&p=.htm

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The English Patient - J&M Entertainment, Miramax Films, Tiger Moth Productions
Best Director: Anthony Minghella - The English Patient
Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush - Shine
Best Actress: Frances McDormand - Fargo
Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr. - Jerry Maguire
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche - The English Patient
Best Foreign Language Film: Kolya (Kolja), directed by Jan Svěrák, Czech Republic

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The English Patient
Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush - Shine
Best Actress: Brenda Blethyn - Secrets & Lies
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Evita
Best Actor: Tom Cruise - Jerry Maguire
Best Actress: Madonna - Evita
Other
Best Director: Milos Forman - The People vs. Larry Flynt
Best Foreign Language Film: Kolya, Czech Republic

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Secrets & Lies, directed by Mike Leigh, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Michael Collins, directed by Neil Jordan, U.K. / Ireland / U.S.A.

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Sense and Sensibility, directed by Ang Lee, United States

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January–March

April–June

  • April 1996
  • April 5
  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26
  • May 1996
  • May 3
  • May 10 - Twister
  • May 17
  • May 24
  • May 31
  • June 1996
  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • June 28 - The Nutty Professor

July–September

  • July 1996
  • July 3 - Independence Day
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19
  • July 26
  • August 1996
  • August 2
  • August 9
  • August 16 - The Fan
  • August 23
  • August 30
  • September 1996
  • September 6
  • September 13
  • September 20
  • September 27

October–December

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