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1975 in Film

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[]
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Show has accumulated revenue across many years, technically it is still in its first release because it has never been withdrawn from distribution, and holds the record for the longest theatrical run in movie history.[2]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 in countries outside of North America.

International market Film Studio Revenue Admissions Source(s) Production country
France The Towering Inferno Irwin Allen Productions
United Films
N/A 4,466,376 [11] United States
Germany Jaws Universal Pictures N/A 7,000,000 [12]
India Sholay United Producers
Sippy Films
$41,790,000 100,000,000 [n 1][15] India
Italy My Friends Universal Pictures N/A 10,467,254 [16] Italy
Soviet Union Bobby R. K. Films $21,440,000 62,600,000 [n 2] India
Spain Jaws Universal Pictures N/A 5,918,754 [21] United States
United Kingdom Jaws Universal Pictures £11,800,000 16,200,000 [22][23]
United States and Canada Jaws Universal Pictures $260,000,000 128,078,800 [24]

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 Milo? Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick
Barry Lyndon
Milo? 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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Births

Deaths

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: INR350 million at Indian box office,[13] 8.3759 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[14]
  2. ^ Bobby in the Soviet Union: 15.65 million SUR[nb 1] (US$21.44 million,[nb 2]INR19.24 crore)[nb 3] in 1975
  1. ^ 62.6 million tickets sold,[17] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[18]
  2. ^ 0.73 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1975[19]
  3. ^ 8.973 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[20]

References

  1. ^ Topel, Brett (2016). When Shea Was Home: The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 9781613218716. Retrieved 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 2014.
  4. ^ "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Dog Day Afternoon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Shampoo, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "The Return of the Pink Panther, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Funny Lady, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "The Apple Dumpling Gang, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "The Other Side of the Mountain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Bilan Annuel France - 1975". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne - 1975". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Sholay emerges as Bollywood's most successful re-run product even after 20 years". India Today. 15 September 1995.
  14. ^ "Pacific Exchange Rate Service" (PDF). UBC Sauder School of Business. University of British Columbia. p. 3. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ Bahubali 2 Is The Biggest Hindi Blockbuster This Century Archived 24 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine., Box Office India, 8 June 2017
  16. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie - 1975". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "? ? ? ()".
  18. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  19. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  20. ^ https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/PublicationsView.aspx?id=15268
  21. ^ "Bilan Annuel Espagne - 1975". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ BFI Statistical Yearbook (PDF) (2012 ed.). London: British Film Institute. 2013. pp. 22 & 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  23. ^ "Jaws". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 2013.
  24. ^ "Jaws (1975)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 206.

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