1977 in film

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The year 1977 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Star Wars* Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew $460,998,007[2][3]
2. Smokey and the Bandit Universal/Rastar Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and Mike Henry $300,000,000[4]
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind* Columbia Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and François Truffaut $166,000,000[5]
4. Saturday Night Fever Paramount John Travolta and Karen Lynn Gorney $139,486,124[6]
5. The Goodbye Girl MGM/Warner Bros./Rastar Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason and Quinn Cummings $102,000,000[7]
6. The Rescuers* Disney voices of Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart and Geraldine Page $71,215,869[8]
7. Oh, God! Warner Bros. George Burns, John Denver and Teri Garr $51,061,196[9]
8. A Bridge Too Far United Artists Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Sean Connery, Elliott Gould, Laurence Olivier, Ryan O'Neal, Robert Redford, Liv Ullmann, Michael Caine, Edward Fox, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy Krüger and Maximilian Schell $50,800,000[10]
9. The Deep Columbia Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset $50,681,884[11]
10. The Spy Who Loved Me United Artists Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens and Richard Kiel $46,838,673[12]
11. Annie Hall United Artists Woody Allen and Diane Keaton $38,251,425[13]
12. Semi-Tough United Artists Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson and Jill Clayburgh $37,187,139[14]
13. Pete's Dragon Disney Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney and Shelley Winters $36,000,000[15]
14. The Gauntlet Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke $35,400,000[16]
15. The Turning Point 20th Century Fox Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Leslie Browne $33,600,000[17]
16. Heroes Universal Henry Winkler, Sally Field, and Harrison Ford $33,500,000[18]
17. High Anxiety 20th Century Fox Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris and Dick Van Patten $31,063,038[19]
18. Exorcist II: The Heretic Warner Bros. Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow and James Earl Jones $30,749,142[20]
19. Airport '77 Universal Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant and James Stewart $30,000,000[21]
20. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Disney Dean Jones, Don Knotts and Julie Sommars $29,000,000[22]
21. Slap Shot Universal Paul Newman and Strother Martin $28,000,000[23]
22. The Other Side of Midnight 20th Century Fox Marie-France Pisier, John Beck and Susan Sarandon $24,652,021[24]
23. Looking for Mr. Goodbar Paramount Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld and Richard Gere $22,512,655[25]
24. For the Love of Benji Mulberry Square Benjean, Patsy Garrett and Ed Nelson $22,257,624[26]
25. The World's Greatest Lover 20th Century Fox Gene Wilder, Carol Kane and Dom DeLuise $21,000,000[27]
26. Julia 20th Century Fox Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Hal Holbrook, Rosemary Murphy and Maximilian Schell $20,714,400[28]

(*) Includes theatrical reissue(s).

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Annie Hall - Rollins-Joffe, United Artists
Best Director: Woody Allen - Annie Hall
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress: Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards - Julia
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave - Julia
Best Foreign Language Film: Madame Rosa (La Vie devant soi), directed by Moshé Mizrahi, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Turning Point
Best Actor: Richard Burton - Equus
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Julia
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Goodbye Girl
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress (tie): Diane Keaton - Annie Hall
Best Actress (tie): Marsha Mason - The Goodbye Girl
Other
Best Director: Herbert Ross - The Turning Point
Best Foreign Language Film: A Special Day, Italy

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Father and Master (Padre padrone), directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye), directed by Larisa Shepitko, USSR

Notable films released in 1977[edit]

USA unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cataroo.com/DBrescu.html
  2. ^ "Star Wars, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=releases&id=starwars4.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Smokey and the Bandit, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Saturday Night Fever, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Box Office Information for The Goodbye Girl. Worldwide Box Office. September 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Rescuers, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Box Office Information for Oh, God!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "A Bridge Too Far, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Deep, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Spy Who Loved Me, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Annie Hall, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Semi-Tough, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Pete's Dragon, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Gauntlet, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Turning Point, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Heroes, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  19. ^ "High Anxiety, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Exorcist II: The Heretic, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Airport '77, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Slap Shot, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  24. ^ "The Other Side of Midnight, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  26. ^ "For the Love of Benji, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  27. ^ "The World's Greatest Lover, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Julia, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 15, 2013.