1975 in film

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    The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.

    Highest-grossing films

    North America

    The top ten 1975 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

    Highest-grossing films of 1975 (North America)
    Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
    1 Jaws Universal Pictures $190,000,000[1]
    2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox $112,892,319[note 1][3]
    3 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists $108,981,275[4]
    4 Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
    5 Shampoo Columbia Pictures $49,407,734[6]
    6 The Return of the Pink Panther United Artists $41,833,347[7]
    7 Funny Lady Columbia Pictures $39,000,000[8]
    8 The Apple Dumpling Gang Walt Disney Productions $36,853,000[9]
    9 Aloha, Bobby and Rose Columbia Pictures $35,000,000[citation needed]
    10 The Other Side of the Mountain Universal Pictures $34,673,100[10]
    1. ^ While The Rocky Horror Picture Show has accumulated revenue across many years, technically it is still in its first release because it has never been withdrawn from distribution, and holds the record for the longest theatrical run in movie history.[2]

    International

    The highest-grossing 1975 films from countries outside of North America.

    Country Title Studio Gross
    India Sholay United Producers $35,800,000[n 1]
    Soviet Union Afonya Mosfilm $21,300,000[n 4]

    Events

    Awards

    Awards ceremonies

    Notable awards

    Category/Organization Golden Globe Awards
    January 24, 1976
    BAFTA Awards
    February 29, 1976
    Academy Awards
    March 29, 1976
    Musical or Comedy Drama
    Best Film The Sunshine Boys One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Best Director Miloš Forman
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Stanley Kubrick
    Barry Lyndon
    Miloš Forman
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Best Actor Walter Matthau
    The Sunshine Boys
    Jack Nicholson
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Al Pacino
    Dog Day Afternoon /
    The Godfather Part II
    Jack Nicholson
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Best Actress Ann-Margret
    Tommy
    Louise Fletcher
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Ellen Burstyn
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    Louise Fletcher
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin
    The Sunshine Boys
    Fred Astaire
    The Towering Inferno
    George Burns
    The Sunshine Boys
    Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro
    Once Is Not Enough
    Diane Ladd
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    Lee Grant
    Shampoo
    Best Screenplay, Adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    Robert Getchell
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
    Best Screenplay, Original Dog Day Afternoon
    Frank Pierson

    Films released 1975

    Note: US releases unless stated.

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    Notable films released in 1975

    Note: US releases unless stated

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    Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
    January 1 Arthur Pierson 73 Norway/US Director, Actor
    9 Pierre Fresnay 77 France Actor
    18 Gertrude Olmstead 77 US Actress
    21 Marie Lohr 84 Australia Actress
    24 Larry Fine 72 US Actor
    27 Bill Walsh 61 US Screenwriter, Producer
    February 1 Richard Wattis 62 UK Actor
    11 Maria Balcerkiewiczówna 71 Poland Actress
    17 George Marshall 83 US Director
    20 Robert Strauss 61 US Actor
    20 Lillian Fontaine 88 UK Actress
    March 3 Edward H. Griffith 86 US Director
    4 Renée Björling 76 Sweden Actress
    7 Ben Blue 73 Canada/US Actor
    8 George Stevens 70 US Director, Producer
    9 Shirley Ross 62 US Actress
    14 Susan Hayward 57 US Actress
    15 John H. Auer 68 Hungary Director, Producer
    15 Arthur Crabtree 74 UK Director, Screenwriter
    19 Harry Lachman 88 US Director
    22 Cass Daley 59 US Actress, Singer
    25 Michele Girardon 36 France Actress
    April 3 Mary Ure 42 UK Actress
    5 Inez Courtney 67 US Actress
    10 Marjorie Main 85 US Actress
    13 Larry Parks 60 US Actor
    14 Fredric March 77 US Actor
    15 Richard Conte 65 US Actor
    15 William Hartnell 67 UK Actor
    22 Mary Philips 74 US Actress
    May 4 Moe Howard 77 US Actor
    9 Philip Dorn 73 Netherlands Actor
    June 3 Ozzie Nelson 69 US Actor
    4 Evelyn Brent 75 US Actress
    6 Larry Blyden 49 US Actor
    28 Rod Serling 50 US Screenwriter
    July 2 James Robertson Justice 68 UK Actor
    20 Richard Gaines 70 US Actor
    28 Alfred L. Werker 78 US Director
    August 2 Jean Yarbrough 73 US Director
    7 Phyllis Povah 82 US Actress
    23 Sidney Buchman 73 US Screenwriter
    23 Hank Patterson 86 US Actor
    25 Joseph Kane 81 US Director
    29 Bob Baker 64 US Actor
    September 9 John McGiver 61 US Actor
    19 Pamela Brown 58 UK Actress
    24 Clive Morton 71 UK Actor
    27 Mark Frechette 27 US Actor
    October 18 Al Lettieri 47 US Actor
    24 Martin Boddey 68 UK Actor
    31 Joseph Calleia 78 Malta/US Actor, Singer
    November 2 Pier Paolo Pasolini 53 Italy Director, Screenwriter, Actor
    4 Sheila Ryan 54 US Actress
    5 Annette Kellerman 88 Australia Actress
    17 Kay Johnson 70 US Actress
    December 7 Hardie Albright 71 US Actor
    9 William A. Wellman 79 US Director
    13 Cyril Delevanti 88 UK Actor
    14 Arthur Treacher 81 UK Actor
    20 William Lundigan 61 US Actor
    21 Rowland V. Lee 84 US Director
    24 Bernard Herrmann 64 US Composer

    Film debuts

    Notes

    1. ^ Sholay: 30 crore at Indian box office,[11] 8.3759 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[12]
    2. ^ 62.2 million Soviet tickets sold,[13] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[14]
    3. ^ 0.73 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1975[15]
    4. ^ Afonya in Soviet Union: 15.55 million SUR[n 2] (US$21.3 million)[n 3]

    References

    1. ^ Topel, Brett (2016). When Shea Was Home: The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 9781613218716. Retrieved May 19, 2017. By the end of 1975, Jaws had grossed more than $190 million in the US. 
    2. ^ D'Anna, Mark. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". In Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey. George Lucas's Blockbusting. pp. 574–575. 
    3. ^ "The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
    4. ^ "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
    5. ^ "Dog Day Afternoon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
    6. ^ "Shampoo, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
    7. ^ "The Return of the Pink Panther, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
    8. ^ "Funny Lady, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
    9. ^ "The Apple Dumpling Gang, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
    10. ^ "The Other Side of the Mountain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
    11. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". archive.org. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
    12. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
    13. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09. 
    14. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
    15. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
    16. ^ a b "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 206. 
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