1997 in film


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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/Fox $1,843,201,268 $600,788,188 £68,532,746 $65,768,915 $57,644,334 Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Victor Garber, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Eric Braeden, and Kathy Bates James Cameron
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal $618,638,999 $229,086,679 £25,799,961 $20,071,203 Jeff Goldblum, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Julianne Moore, and Richard Attenborough Steven Spielberg
3. Men in Black Columbia $589,390,539 $250,690,539 £35,820,921 $22,789,539 Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Tony Shalhoub, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Rip Torn Barry Sonnenfeld
4. Tomorrow Never Dies United Artists $333,011,068 $125,304,276 £19,584,504 $12,188,046 Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Teri Hatcher, Michelle Yeoh, Gotz Otto, and Judi Dench Roger Spottiswoode
5. Air Force One Columbia $315,156,409 $172,956,409 Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, William H. Macy, and Dean Stockwell 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, Cameron Diaz, 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 Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy Peter Cattaneo


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 Sunday, February 22, 1998, Titanic reached a $400 million domestic gross in a record time of 66 days. On Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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:

Events

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

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

Awards

Category/Organization 55th Golden Globe Awards
January 18, 1998
70th Academy Awards
March 23, 1998
51st BAFTA Awards
April 18, 1998
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Titanic As Good as It Gets Titanic The Full Monty
Best Director James Cameron
Titanic
James Cameron
Titanic
Baz Luhrmann
Romeo + Juliet
Best Actor Peter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Robert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best Actress Judi Dench
Mrs. Brown
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Judi Dench
Mrs. Brown
Best Supporting Actor Burt Reynolds
Boogie Nights
Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting
Tom Wilkinson
The Full Monty
Best Supporting Actress Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Sigourney Weaver
The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay, Adapted Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
L.A. Confidential
Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Nil by Mouth
Gary Oldman
Best Foreign Language Film My Life in Pink
(Ma vie en rose)
Character
(Karakter)
Ridicule
(Ridicule)

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Wide-release films

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Births

  • January 24 - Jonah Bobo, American actor
  • April 2 - Stefan Tomasi, Canadian actor
  • October 8 - Bella Thorne, American actress/child model
  • October 28 - Sierra McCormick, American actress

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 4 Bill Lancaster 49 USA Screenwriter The ThingThe Bad News Bears
6 Catherine Scorsese 84 USA Actress GoodfellasThe Godfather: Part IIICasinoThe King of ComedyCape FearMoonstruck
19 Adriana Caselotti 80 USA Actress Snow White and the Seven DwarfsThe Wizard of OzIt's a Wonderful Life
19 James Dickey 73 USA Author, Screenwriter, Actor Deliverance
23 Bill Zuckert 81 USA Actor Ace Ventura: Pet DetectiveHang 'Em HighSeems Like Old TimesAda
February 4 Robert Clouse 68 USA Director Enter the DragonIronheartGame of DeathChina O'BrienBlack Belt Jones
8 Robert Ridgely 65 USA Actor PhiladelphiaBoogie NightsRobin Hood: Men in TightsFire Down BelowBeverly Hills Cop IIThat Thing You Do!The Ref
12 James Cossins 63 UK Actor The Man with the Golden GunGandhiThe First Great Train Robbery
26 David Doyle 67 USA Actor Capricorn OneThe Adventures of PinocchioCoogan's Bluff
26 Wende Wagner 55 USA Actress Rosemary's BabyGuns of the Magnificent SevenOut of SightRio Conchos
March 4 Carey Loftin 83 USA Stuntman, Actor The Deer HunterPattonThe GooniesDays of ThunderFletchThe RookieHerbie Goes to Monte CarloThe China SyndromeHarry and the Hendersons
8 Alexander Salkind 75 Poland Producer SupermanThe Three MusketeersChristopher Columbus: The Discovery
14 Fred Zinnemann 89 Austria Director, Producer From Here to EternityHigh NoonA Man for All SeasonsOklahoma!The Day of the JackalThe Sundowners
April 2 Anthony Bushell 92 UK Actor A Night to RememberThe Battle of the River PlateThe Scarlet PimpernelDisraeliThe Black Knight
5 Allen Ginsberg 70 USA Poet, Actor ChappaquaRenaldo and Clara
14 Michael Stroka 58 USA Actor King RatHouse of Dark ShadowsHarlem NightsIsland of Blood
20 Jean Louis 89 France Costume Designer The Caine MutinyA Star is BornThe MisfitsGambitBus Riley's Back in Town
25 Brian May 62 Australia Composer Mad MaxFreddy's Dead: The Final NightmareSteel DawnHurricane SmithCloak & DaggerPatrick
25 John Beal 87 USA Actor The FirmAmityville 3-DLes Misérables
27 Paul Lambert 74 USA Actor Planet of the ApesSpartacusAll the President's MenBlue ThunderDeath Wish IIA Gunfight
28 Steve Conte 77 Italy Actor The Onion FieldThe Wild World of BatwomanTeenage Zombies
May 11 Howard Morton 71 USA Actor The MechanicThe Life and Times of Judge Roy BeanScorpio
14 Thelma Carpenter 75 USA Actress The WizThe Cotton ClubNew York Stories
16 Giuseppe De Santis 80 Italy Screenwriter Bitter Rice
23 Frances E. Nealy 78 USA Actress GhostbustersWarGamesBlue ThunderColorsAlex in Wonderland
June 14 Richard Jaeckel 70 USA Actor The Dirty DozenStarmanPat Garrett and Billy the KidChosen SurvivorsThe Green SlimeWalking Tall Part 2The Devil's Brigade
22 Don Henderson 64 UK Actor Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeBrazilFairyTale: A True StoryThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen
24 Brian Keith 75 USA Actor The Parent TrapYoung GunsThe Wind and the LionNickelodeonCharlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon QueenHooper
29 William Hickey 69 USA Actor The Nightmare Before ChristmasPrizzi's HonorPink CadillacThe Name of the RoseLittle Big ManMouseHuntThe Boston Strangler
July 1 Robert Mitchum 79 USA Actor Cape FearStory of G.I. JoeRyan's DaughterTombstoneThe Night of the HunterOut of the PastDead ManScroogedThe Last TycoonHeaven Knows, Mr. Allison
2 James Stewart 89 USA Actor It's a Wonderful LifeVertigoRear WindowThe Flight of the PhoenixRopeHow the West Was WonThe Spirit of St. LouisHarveyMr. Smith Goes to WashingtonThe Cheyenne Social ClubAirport '77
16 William Reynolds 87 USA Film Editor The GodfatherThe Sound of MusicThe StingThe Day the Earth Stood StillThe Sand PebblesNewsiesIshtarOur Man Flint
17 Gene Warren 80 USA Visual Effects Artist True LiesBlack SundayThe Time Machine
24 Brian Glover 63 UK Actor Alien 3An American Werewolf in LondonKafkaJabberwocky
August 2 William S. Burroughs 83 USA Author, Actor TwisterDrugstore Cowboy
5 Don Steele 61 USA Actor GremlinsGrand Theft AutoDeath Race 2000Rock 'n' Roll High SchoolEating Raoul
18 Don Knight 64 UK Actor Swamp ThingThe Apple Dumpling GangThe Hawaiians
18 Jeep Swenson 40 USA Actor Batman & RobinBulletproofThe Bad PackNo Holds Barred
26 Camilla Spira 81 Germany Actor Die BuntkariertenMorgenrotThe Testament of Dr. Mabuse
31 Dodi Fayed 42 Egypt Producer HookChariots of FireF/X
31 Will Hare 81 USA Actor Back to the FutureThe RoseThe Electric HorsemanHeaven Can WaitEnter the Ninja
September 5 Eddie Little Sky 71 USA Actor A Man Called HorsePaint Your Wagon7 Faces of Dr. Lao
9 Burgess Meredith 89 USA Actor RockyBatmanThe Day of the LocustGrumpy Old MenClash of the TitansJoe ButterflyThe Sentinel
17 Red Skelton 84 USA Actor, Comedian Ziegfeld FolliesMerton of the MoviesWhistling in BrooklynDu Barry Was a Lady
26 Dorothy Kingsley 87 USA Screenwriter Angels in the OutfieldValley of the DollsPal Joey
October 3 John Ashley 95 UK Actor, Producer Apocalypse NowHudFrankenstein's DaughterSuicide Battalion
5 Andrew Keir 71 UK Actor CleopatraRob RoyMary, Queen of ScotsQuatermass and the PitDracula: Prince of Darkness
12 John Denver 53 USA Singer, Actor Oh God!Fire and Ice
16 Audra Lindley 79 USA Actress When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?The RelicSpellbinderShoot the Moon
19 Arthur Ibbetson 75 UK Cinematographer Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactoryWhere Eagles DareHopscotchAnne of the Thousand DaysThe BountyPoet's Pub
24 Don Messick 71 USA Voice Actor, Actor, Voice of Scooby-Doo Jetsons: The MovieThe Transformers: The MovieTom and Jerry: The MoviePufnstuf
30 Samuel Fuller 85 USA Screenwriter The Big Red OneShock CorridorThe KlansmanThe Cape Town Affair
November 5 William Watson 59 USA Actor In the Heat of the NightChato's LandThe Mack
8 Michael Ward 88 UK Actor Frankenstein and the Monster from HellRevenge of the Pink PantherCarry On CleoThe Rough and the Smooth
11 William Alland 81 USA Producer, Actor Citizen KaneCreature from the Black LagoonThe Deadly MantisThe Mole PeopleThis Island Earth
12 Sándor Szabó 82 Hungary Actor Topaz
25 Charles Hallahan 54 Ireland Actress The ThingDante's PeakTwilight Zone: The MovieDavePale Rider
December 4 Richard Vernon 72 UK Actor GoldfingerA Hard Day's NightGandhiEvil Under the Sun
14 Stubby Kaye 79 USA Actor Who Framed Roger RabbitCat BallouGuys and DollsSweet CharityThe Cool MikadoLi'l Abner
18 Chris Farley 33 USA Actor, Comedian Tommy BoyBeverly Hills NinjaWayne's World 2Black SheepConeheadsAlmost HeroesAirheads
19 Michael Alldredge 56 USA Actor ScarfaceIron EagleThe EntityRobot Jox
20 Dawn Steel 51 USA Producer City of AngelsSister Act 2: Back in the HabitFallenCool RunningsHoney, I Blew Up the Kid
25 Denver Pyle 77 USA Actor Bonnie and ClydeMaverickEscape to Witch MountainThe Great Race

Camilla Spira (1 March 1906 – 25 August 1997)

[edit] Selected filmographyPiccadilly Zero Hour 12 (1963) Die Buntkarierten (1949) Morgenrot (1933) The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

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