1968 in film

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The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stanley Kubrick Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and Douglas Rain $68,700,0001
2. Funny Girl Columbia Pictures William Wyler Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, and Walter Pidgeon $58,500,0002
3. The Love Bug Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, and Herbie $51,264,0003
4. The Odd Couple Paramount Pictures Gene Saks Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fielder, and Herb Edelman $44,527,2344
5. Bullitt Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Peter Yates Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset $42,300,8735
6. Romeo and Juliet Paramount Pictures Franco Zeffirelli Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Pat Heywood, John McEnery, Robert Stephens, Michael York, and Bruce Robinson $38,901,2186
7. Oliver! Columbia Pictures Carol Reed Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Jack Wild, Shani Wallis, Harry Secombe, Sheila White, Joseph O'Connor, Hugh Griffith, Peggy Mount, Leonard Rossiter, and Hylda Baker $37,402,8777
8. Rosemary's Baby Paramount Pictures Roman Polanski Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, and Angela Dorian $33,395,4268
9. Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Franklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, and Linda Harrison $32,589,6249
10. Night of the Living Dead Walter Reade Organization George A. Romero Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea $30,000,00010
11. Yours, Mine, and Ours United Artists / Desilu Melville Shavelson Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda $25,912,62411
12. The Lion in Winter AVCO Embassy Anthony Harvey Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, and Timothy Dalton $22,276,97512
13. The Green Berets Warner Bros.-Seven Arts John Wayne John Wayne and David Janssen $21,707,02713
14. Blackbeard's Ghost Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov and Dean Jones $21,540,05014
15. The Fox Claridge Mark Rydell Sandy Dennis and Anne Heywood $19,146,71115
16. Charly Cinerama Ralph Nelson Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom $19,125,00016
17. The Boston Strangler 20th Century Fox Richard Fleischer Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda $17,810,89417
18. Candy Cinerama Ewa Aulin, Marlon Brando and John Astin $16,408,28618
19. The Thomas Crown Affair United Artists Norman Jewison Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway $14,000,00019
20. Bandolero! 20th Century Fox James Stewart and Dean Martin $12,000,00020

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Oliver! - Romulus, Columbia
Best Director: Carol Reed - Oliver!
Best Actor: Cliff Robertson - Charly
Best Actress (tie): Katharine Hepburn - The Lion in Winter
Best Actress (tie): Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson - The Subject Was Roses
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Gordon - Rosemary's Baby
Best Foreign Language Film: War and Peace (Война и мир), directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (USSR)

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Lion in Winter
Best Actor: Peter O'TooleThe Lion in Winter
Best Actress: Joanne WoodwardRachel, Rachel
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Oliver!
Best Actor: Ron MoodyOliver!
Best Actress: Barbra StreisandFunny Girl
Other
Best Director: Paul NewmanRachel, Rachel

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): canceled due to events of May 1968

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (Artists under the Big Top: Perplexed), directed by Alexander Kluge, West Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ole dole doff (Who Saw Him Die?), directed by Jan Troell, Sweden

Notable films released in 1968

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References

  1. ^ "2001: A Space Odyssey, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Funny Girl, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Love Bug, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Odd Couple, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bullitt, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for Oliver!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rosemary's Baby, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Planet of the Apes, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Night of the Living Dead, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Box Office Information for Yours, Mine, and Ours". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Lion in Winter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Green Berets, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Blackbeard's Ghost, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Fox, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 pg 3
  17. ^ "The Boston Strangler, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Candy, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Thomas Crown Affair, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Bandolero!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 

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