1962 in film

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The year 1962 in film involved some significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia the year's top-grossing film as well as winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Lawrence of Arabia* Columbia Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, José Ferrer, Alec Guinness $44,824,144[1]
2. The Longest Day 20th Century Fox John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Richard Burton $39,100,000[2]
3. In Search of the Castaways Disney Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier $21,745,500[3]
4. That Touch of Mink Universal International Cary Grant, Doris Day $17,648,927[4]
5. The Music Man Warner Bros. Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Ron Howard, Buddy Hackett, Paul Ford $14,953,846[5]
6. Mutiny on the Bounty MGM Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris $13,680,000[6]
7. To Kill a Mockingbird Universal International Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Robert Duvall $13,129,846[7]
8. Hatari! Paramount John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons $12,923,077[8]
9. Gypsy Warner Bros. Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden $11,076,923[9]
10. Bon Voyage! Disney Fred MacMurray, Jane Wyman, Deborah Walley $11,000,000[10]
11. The Manchurian Candidate* United Artists Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury $10,474,179[11][12]
12. Lolita MGM James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Peter Sellers $9,250,000[13]
13. The Interns Columbia Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, Suzy Parker $9,230,769[14]
14. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Warner Bros. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford $9,000,000[15]
15. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm MGM Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karl Böhm $8,920,615[16]
16. Days of Wine and Roses Warner Bros. Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford $8,123,077[17]
17. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Paramount John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles $8,000,000[18]
18. State Fair 20th Century Fox Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret $7,000,000[19]
19. Taras Bulba United Artists Yul Brynner, Tony Curtis $6,800,000[20]
20. The Miracle Worker United Artists Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke $5,000,000[21]
21. Girls! Girls! Girls! Paramount Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens $4,775,000
22. David and Lisa Continental Keir Dullea, Janet Margolin $4,600,000[22]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia - Horizon-Spiegel-Lean, Columbia
Best Director: David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Anne Bancroft - The Miracle Worker
Best Supporting Actor: Ed Begley - Sweet Bird of Youth
Best Supporting Actress: Patty Duke - The Miracle Worker
Best Foreign Language Film: Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray), directed by Serge Bourguignon, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Geraldine Page - Sweet Bird of Youth
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): That Touch of Mink
Best Picture (tie): The Music Man
Best Actor: Marcello Mastroianni - Divorce Italian Style
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - Gypsy
Other
Best Director: David Lean - Lawrence of Arabia

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas), directed by Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Family Diary (Cronaca familiare, Journal intime), directed by Valerio Zurlini, France / Italy
My Name is Ivan (Ivanovo detstvo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, United Kingdom

Notable films released in 1962[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office Information for Lawrence of Arabia. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for The Longest Day. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Box Office Information for In Search of the Castaways. Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for That Touch of Mink. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for The Music Man. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for Mutiny on the Bounty. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for To Kill a Mockingbird. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Box Office Information for Hatari! The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Box Office Information for Gypsy. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964, pg 69.
  11. ^ Box Office Information for The Manchurian Candidate. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  12. ^ Box Office Information for The Manchurian Candidate. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  13. ^ Box Office Information for Lolita. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  14. ^ Box Office Information for The Interns. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  15. ^ Box Office Information for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? IMDb. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  16. ^ Box Office Information for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  17. ^ Box Office Information for Days of Wine and Roses. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  18. ^ Box Office Information for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. The Numbers. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  19. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p228
  20. ^ "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964, pg 71.
  21. ^ Box Office Information for The Miracle Worker. IMDb. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  22. ^ "Top Rental Features of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964, pg 71.