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The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1973
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. The Sting Universal Pictures $156,000,000[1]
2. The Exorcist Warner Bros. $128,000,000[2]
3. American Graffiti Universal Pictures $96,300,000[3]
4. Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $53,267,000[4]
5. The Way We Were Columbia Pictures $45,000,000[5]
6. Magnum Force Warner Bros. $39,768,000[6]
7. Last Tango in Paris United Artists $36,144,000[7]
8. Live and Let Die United Artists $35,377,836[8]
9. Robin Hood Walt Disney Productions $32,056,467[9]
10. Paper Moon Paramount Pictures $30,933,743[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sting - Bill/Phillips-Hill, Zanuck/Brown, Universal
Best Director: George Roy Hill - The Sting
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor: John Houseman - The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon
Best Foreign Language Film: Day for Night (La Nuit américaine), directed by François Truffaut, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Exorcist
Best Actor: Al PacinoSerpico
Best Actress: Marsha MasonCinderella Liberty
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: American Graffiti
Best Actor: George SegalA Touch of Class
Best Actress: Glenda JacksonA Touch of Class
Other
Best Director: William FriedkinThe Exorcist
Best Foreign Language Film: The Pedestrian (Der Fußgänger), W. Germany

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Notable films released in 1973[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Sting (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Kendall (2005). Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 102. ISBN 9780313017964. "The Exorcist grossed $128 million in its initial release, a figure that, when adjusted for inflation, would make it the most successful R-rated film in American history." 
  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. 
    • The Sting: p.717. $156.0 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
    • American Graffiti: p.421. $96.3 million (1973 Release Wave)
  4. ^ "Papillon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Way We Were (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Magnum Force (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Last Tango in Paris, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Live and Let Die, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Robin Hood, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Paper Moon, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2012.