1970 in film

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The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Love Story Paramount Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw $106,397,186[2]
2. Airport Universal Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset $100,489,151[3]
3. MASH 20th Century Fox Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Robert Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy $81,600,000[4]
4. Patton 20th Century Fox George C. Scott, Karl Malden $61,749,765[5]
5. The Aristocats Walt Disney Productions Phil Harris, Eva Gabor $55,675,257[6]
6. Woodstock Warner Bros. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez $50,000,000[7]
7. Little Big Man Cinema Center Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway $31,559,552[8]
8. Ryan's Daughter MGM Sarah Miles, Robert Mitchum $30,846,306[9]
9. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century Fox Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten $29,548,291[10]
10. Chariots of the Gods Terra Film Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall $25,948,300[11]
11. Catch-22 Paramount Alan Arkin $24,911,670[12]
12. The Owl and the Pussycat Rastar/Columbia Barbra Streisand, George Segal $23,681,338[13]
13. Joe Cannon Films Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon $19,319,254[14]
14. Beneath the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Charlton Heston $18,999,718[15]
15. The Boatniks Walt Disney Productions Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers $18,607,492[16]
16. Five Easy Pieces Columbia Jack Nicholson, Karen Black $18,099,091[17]
17. Ann and Eve Chevron Pictures Gio Petré, Marie Liljedahl $18,000,000[18]
18. The Out-of-Towners Paramount Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis $14,500,000[19]
19. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Paramount Barbra Streisand, Yves Montand $14,000,000[20]
20. Cotton Comes to Harlem United Artists Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart $10,400,000[21]
21. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 20th Century Fox Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers $9,000,000[22]
22. Chisum Warner Bros. John Wayne, Ben Johnson $6,000,000[23]
23. Kelly's Heroes MGM Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas $5,200,000[24]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Patton - McCarthy-Schaffner, 20th Century Fox
Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
Best Actor: George C. Scott - Patton (declined)
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
Best Supporting Actor: John Mills - Ryan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes - Airport
Best Foreign Language Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), directed by Elio Petri, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Love Story
Best Actor: George C. ScottPatton
Best Actress: Ali MacGrawLove Story
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: MASH
Best Actor: Albert FinneyScrooge
Best Actress: Carrie SnodgressDiary of a Mad Housewife
Other
Best Director: Arthur Hiller, Love Story

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

MASH, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1970[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB
  2. ^ "Love Story, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Airport, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "M*A*S*H, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Patton, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Aristocats, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Woodstock, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Little Big Man, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ryan's Daughter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for Tora! Tora! Tora!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Chariots of the Gods, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Catch-22, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Owl and the Pussycat, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Box Office Information for Joe". The Numbers. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Box Office Information. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  16. ^ The Boatniks, Box Office Information. The Numbers. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  17. ^ "Five Easy Pieces, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Ann and Eve, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11.
  20. ^ "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 29, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11.
  22. ^ "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Chisum, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Where Eagles Dare, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  25. ^ IMDB