1970 in film

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The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1970 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1970
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Love Story Paramount Pictures $106,397,186[1]
2. Airport Universal Pictures $100,489,151[2]
3. MASH 20th Century Fox $67,300,000[3]
4. Patton 20th Century Fox $61,749,765[4]
5. Woodstock Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
6. Little Big Man Cinema Center $31,559,552[6]
7. Ryan's Daughter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $30,846,306[7]
8. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century Fox $29,548,291[8]
9. Chariots of the Gods Terra Film $25,948,300[9]
10. Catch-22 Paramount $24,911,670[10]

Events[edit]

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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Short film series[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Story, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Airport, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896. 
    • M*A*S*H: p.527. $67.3 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
  4. ^ "Patton, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Woodstock, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Little Big Man, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ryan's Daughter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for Tora! Tora! Tora!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Chariots of the Gods, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Catch-22, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ IMDB
  12. ^ IMDB