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Events

  • The Star Wars original trilogy's 20th Anniversary Special Editions are released.
  • Production begins on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
  • Titanic becomes the first film to gross US$1,000,000,000 at the box office making it the highest grossing film in history until Avatar broke the record in 2010.
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park grosses a record $90,161,880 on Memorial Weekend.
  • The Spice Girls release Spice World, their first feature-length film.

Top grossing films

Following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 1997; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for the calendar year. The top ten films of 1997 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK), and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:

1997 Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross U.S/Canada Gross U.K. Gross Mexico Gross Australia Gross Actor Director
1. Titanic Paramount $1,848,879,955 $600,788,188 £68,532,746 $65,768,915 $57,644,334 Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet James Cameron
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal $618,638,999 $229,086,679 £25,799,961 $20,071,203 Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore Steven Spielberg
3. Men in Black Columbia $589,390,539 $250,690,539 £35,820,921 $22,789,539 Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith Barry Sonnenfeld
4. Tomorrow Never Dies United Artists $333,011,068 $125,304,276 £19,584,504 $12,188,046 Pierce Brosnan Roger Spottiswoode
5. Air Force One Columbia $315,156,409 $172,956,409 Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman Wolfgang Petersen
6. As Good as It Gets TriStar $314,178,011 $148,478,011 Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt James L. Brooks
7. Liar Liar Universal $302,710,615 $181,410,615 £11,785,973 $21,117,778 Jim Carrey and Maura Tierney Tom Shadyac
8. My Best Friend's Wedding TriStar $299,288,605 $127,120,029 Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney P.J. Hogan
9. The Fifth Element Columbia $263,900,000 $63,800,000 Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman Luc Besson
10. The Full Monty Fox Searchlight $257,850,122 $45,948,975 £51,992,765 $23,197,810


As of November 7, 2008, forty-one films released in 1997 have grossed more than $100 million, reaching blockbuster status. Three films have grossed more than $400 million, reaching "international blockbuster" status. One film (Titanic) has grossed more than $1,800,000,000 , making it the second highest grossing film in history. On February 22, 1998, Titanic reached a $400 million domestic gross in a record time of 66 days. On March 26, 1998 after 98 days in release, Titanic reached $500 million domestically, becoming the first film in history to cross the half-billion-dollar domestic milestone. On August 27, 1998 Titanic reached $600 million domestically becoming the most successful box office film in history.

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For a complete list of 1997's top-grossing films, follow these links:

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Titanic - Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lightstorm Entertainment
Best Director: James Cameron - Titanic
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - As Good as It Gets
Best Actress: Helen Hunt - As Good as It Gets
Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger - L.A. Confidential
Best Foreign Language Film: Character (Karakter), directed by Mike van Diem, Netherlands / Belgium

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Titanic
Best Actor: Peter Fonda - Ulee's Gold
Best Actress: Judi Dench - Mrs. Brown
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: As Good as It Gets
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson - As Good as It Gets
Best Actress: Helen Hunt - As Good as It Gets
Other
Best Director: James Cameron - Titanic
Best Foreign Language Film: Ma vie en rose (My Life in Pink), France / Belgium / U.K.

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taste of Cherry (طعم گيلاس, Ta'm-e gilass), directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Iran / France
The Eel (うなぎ, Unagi), directed by Shōhei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hana-bi (Fireworks), directed by Takeshi Kitano, Japan

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The People vs. Larry Flynt, directed by Miloš Forman, Canada / United States

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  • January 1997
  • January 5
  • January 10 - The Relic
  • January 17
  • January 24
  • January 31 - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (Special Edition)
  • February 1997
  • February 7 - Dante's Peak
  • February 14- Fools Rush In
  • February 21 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)
  • February 28
  • March 1997
  • March 7 - Jungle 2 Jungle
  • March 14 - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)
  • March 21- Liar Liar
  • March 28

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