1968 in film

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The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Director Actors Gross
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stanley Kubrick Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain $56,700,000[1]
2. Funny Girl Columbia Pictures William Wyler Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon $52,000,000[2]
3. The Love Bug Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett $51,264,000[3]
4. The Odd Couple Paramount Pictures Gene Saks Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman $44,527,234[4]
5. Bullitt Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Peter Yates Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset $42,300,873[5]
6. Romeo and Juliet Paramount Pictures Franco Zeffirelli Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Pat Heywood, John McEnery, Robert Stephens, Michael York, Bruce Robinson $38,901,218[6]
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, Hylda Baker $37,402,877[7]
8. Rosemary's Baby Paramount Pictures Roman Polanski Mia Farrow, Ruth Gordon, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Charles Grodin $33,395,426[8]
9. Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox Franklin J. Schaffner Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison $32,589,624[9]
10. Night of the Living Dead Walter Reade Organization George A. Romero Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea $30,000,000[10]
11. Yours, Mine, and Ours United Artists / Desilu Melville Shavelson Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda $25,912,624[11]
12. The Lion in Winter AVCO Embassy Anthony Harvey Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton $22,276,975[12]
13. The Green Berets Warner Bros.-Seven Arts John Wayne John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton $21,707,027[13]
14. Blackbeard's Ghost Walt Disney Productions Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones $21,540,050[14]
15. The Fox Claridge Mark Rydell Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood $19,146,711[15]
16. Charly Cinerama Ralph Nelson Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala $19,125,000[16]
17. The Boston Strangler 20th Century Fox Richard Fleischer Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda $17,810,894[17]
18. Candy Cinerama Ewa Aulin, Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr $16,408,286[18]
19. The Thomas Crown Affair United Artists Norman Jewison Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke $14,000,000[19]
20. Bandolero! 20th Century Fox James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch $12,000,000[20]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 26th Golden Globe Awards
January 22, 1994
41st Academy Awards
March 21, 1994
22nd BAFTA Awards
April 14, 1994
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Lion in Winter Oliver! The Graduate
Best Director Paul Newman
Rachel, Rachel
Carol Reed
Oliver!
Mike Nichols
The Graduate
Best Actor Peter O'Toole
The Lion in Winter
Ron Moody
Oliver!
Cliff Robertson
Charly
Spencer Tracy
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Best Actress Joanne Woodward
Rachel, Rachel
Barbra Streisand
Funny Girl
Katharine Hepburn
The Lion in Winter
Barbra Streisand
Funny Girl
Katharine Hepburn
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Lion in Winter
Best Supporting Actor Daniel Massey
Star
Jack Albertson
The Subject Was Roses
Ian Holm
The Bofors Gun
Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon
Rosemary's Baby
Billie Whitelaw
Twisted Nerve
Charlie Bubbles
Best Screenplay, Adapted Stirling Silliphant
Charly
James Goldman
The Lion in Winter
Buck Henry and Calder Willingham
The Graduate
Best Screenplay, Original Mel Brooks
The Producers
Best Foreign Language Film War and Peace N/A

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. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=2001.htm
  2. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=funnygirl.htm
  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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