1968 in film

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The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

RankTitleStudioDirectorActorsGross
1.2001: A Space OdysseyMetro-Goldwyn-MayerStanley KubrickKeir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, and Douglas Rain$68,700,000[1]
2.Funny GirlColumbia PicturesWilliam WylerBarbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, and Walter Pidgeon$58,500,000[2]
3.The Love BugWalt Disney ProductionsRobert StevensonDean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, and Herbie$51,264,000[3]
4.The Odd CoupleParamount PicturesGene SaksJack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fielder, and Herb Edelman$44,527,234[4]
5.BullittWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsPeter YatesSteve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset$42,300,873[5]
6.Romeo and JulietParamount PicturesFranco ZeffirelliLeonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Pat Heywood, John McEnery, Robert Stephens, Michael York, and Bruce Robinson$38,901,218[6]
7.Oliver!Columbia PicturesCarol ReedMark 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$37,402,877[7]
8.Rosemary's BabyParamount PicturesRoman PolanskiMia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, and Angela Dorian$33,395,426[8]
9.Planet of the Apes20th Century FoxFranklin J. SchaffnerCharlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, and Linda Harrison$32,589,624[9]
10.Night of the Living DeadWalter Reade OrganizationGeorge A. RomeroDuane Jones and Judith O'Dea$30,000,000[10]
11.Yours, Mine, and OursUnited Artists / DesiluLucille Ball and Henry Fonda$25,912,624[11]
12.The Lion in WinterAVCO EmbassyAnthony HarveyPeter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn$22,276,975[12]
13.The Green BeretsWarner Bros.-Seven ArtsJohn WayneJohn Wayne and David Janssen$21,707,027[13]
14.Blackbeard's GhostWalt Disney ProductionsPeter Ustinov and Dean Jones$21,540,050[14]
15.The FoxClaridgeSandy Dennis and Anne Heywood$19,146,711[15]
16.CharlyCineramaCliff Robertson and Claire Bloom$19,125,000[16]
17.The Boston Strangler20th Century FoxTony Curtis and Henry Fonda$17,810,894[17]
18.CandyCineramaEwa Aulin and John Astin$16,408,286[18]
19.The Thomas Crown AffairUnited ArtistsSteve McQueen and Faye Dunaway$14,000,000[19]
20.Bandolero!20th Century FoxJames Stewart and Dean Martin$12,000,000[20]

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  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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