Top 20

1996

(NB: If the picture of a poster is missing, it is because I do not own anything on the title yet)

1. Independence Day ($306,169,268)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Roland Emmerich - Cast: Bill Pullman, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Mary McDonnell, Robert Loggia, Brent Spiner, James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, Harvey Fierstein

2. Twister ($241,721,524)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Jan De Bont - Prod: Steven Spielberg - Cast: Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Alan Ruck, Lois Smith, Sean M. Whalen, Gregory Sporleder, Abraham Benrubi, Jake Busey, Joey Slotnick, Philip Seymour Hoffman

3. Mission: Impossible ($180,981,856)

1996

US Advance

DS/Rolled

Dir: Brian De Palma - Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Dale Dye

4. Jerry Maguire ($153,952,592)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Cameron Crowe - Cast: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Bonnie Hunt, Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Regina King, Glenn Frey, Jonathan Lipnicki, Todd Louiso, Mark Pellington

5. Ransom ($136,492,681)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Ron Howard - Cast: Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Lili Taylor, Liev Schreiber, Donnie Wahlberg, Evan Handler, Nancy Ticotin

6. 101 Dalmatians ($136,189,294)

1996

US Advance

DS/Rolled

Dir: Stephen Herek - Cast: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams, John Shrapnel, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Fraser

7. The Rock ($134,069,511)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Michael Bay - Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, Michael Biehn, Vanessa Marcil, John C. McGinley, Gregory Sporleder

8. The Nutty Professor ($128,814,019)

1996

Dir: Tom Shadyac - Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon, Nichole McAuley, Hamilton von Watts

9. The Birdcage ($124,060,553)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Mike Nichols - Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Tom McGowan

10. A Time to Kill ($108,766,007)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Joel Schumacher - Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Fricker, Oliver Platt, Charles S. Dutton, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Cooper, Ashley Judd, Patrick McGoohan

11. The First Wives Club ($105,489,203)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Hugh Wilson - Cast: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Victor Garber, Stephen Collins

12. Phenomenon ($104,636,382)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Jon Turteltaub - Cast: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, Jeffrey DeMunn, Richard Kiley, David Gallagher, Ashley Buccille

13. Scream ($103,046,663)

1996

US

SS/Rolled

Dir: Wes Craven - Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Joseph Whipp, Rose McGowan, Kevin Patrick Walls

14. Eraser ($101,295,562)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Chuck Russell - Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Vanessa Williams, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Cromwell, Danny Nucci, Andy Romano, Nick Chinlund, Michael Papajohn

15. The Hunchback of Notre Dame ($100,138,851)

1996

US International

DS/Rolled

Dir: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise - Voices: Tom Hulce, Jason Alexander, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Paul Kandel

16. Michael ($95,318,203)

1996

Dir: Nora Ephron - Cast: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton, Teri Garr, Wallace Langham, Joey Lauren Adams, Carla Gugino

17. Star Trek: First Contact ($92,027,888)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Jonathan Frakes - Cast: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, Alice Krige

18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame ($90,418,342)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise - Voices: Tom Hulce, Jason Alexander, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Paul Kandel

19. The English Patient (Academy Awards Winner) ($78,676,425)

1996

US

DS/Rolled

Dir: Anthony Minghella - Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow

20. Broken Arrow ($70,770,147)

1996

Dir: John Woo - Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jack Thompson, Vyto Ruginis