1972 in film

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The year 1972 in film involved several significant cinematic events including the release of Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning film, The Godfather.

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

The top ten 1972 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1972
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. The Godfather Paramount Pictures $133,698,921[1]
2. The Poseidon Adventure 20th Century Fox $93,300,000[2]
3. What's Up, Doc? Warner Bros. $66,000,000[3]
4. Behind the Green Door Mitchell Brothers Film Group $50,000,000[4]
5. Deliverance Warner Bros. $46,122,355[5]
6. Jeremiah Johnson Warner Bros. $44,693,786[6]
8. Cabaret Allied Artists Pictures $42,765,000[7]
9. The Getaway National General Pictures $36,734,619[8]
10. Fritz the Cat Cinemation Industries $25,000,000[9]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Godfather - Albert S. Ruddy, Paramount
Best Director : Bob Fosse - Cabaret
Best Actor: Marlon Brando - The Godfather (declined)
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
Best Supporting Actor; Joel Grey - Cabaret
Best Supporting Actress : Eileen Heckart - Butterflies Are Free
Best Foreign Language Film: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie), directed by Luis Buñuel, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Godfather
Best Actor: Marlon Brando - The Godfather
Best Actress: Liv Ullmann - The Emigrants
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Cabaret
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Avanti!
Best Actress: Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
Other
Best Director: Francis Ford Coppola - The Godfather
Best Foreign Language Film (tie): The Emigrants (Utvandrarna), Sweden
Best Foreign Language Film (tie): The New Land (Nybyggarna), Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Working Class Goes to Heaven (La classe operaia va in paradiso), directed by Elio Petri, Italy
The Mattei Affair (Il Caso Mattei), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Canterbury Tales (I Racconti di Canterbury), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy / France

Notable films released in 1972[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Godfather, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Poseidon Adventure, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Worldwide Box Office for What's Up, Doc?". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Behind the Green Door, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Deliverance, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jeremiah Johnson, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Cabaret, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Getaway, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Fritz the Cat, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 21, 2012.