1978 in film

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The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1978 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1978
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Grease Paramount Pictures $159,978,870[1]
2. Superman Warner Bros. $134,218,018[2]
3. National Lampoon's Animal House Universal Pictures $120,091,123[3]
4. Every Which Way but Loose Warner Bros. $85,196,485[4]
5. Heaven Can Wait Paramount Pictures $81,640,278[5]
6. Hooper Warner Bros. $78,000,000[6]
7. Jaws 2 Universal Pictures $77,737,272[7]
8. Dawn of the Dead United Film Distribution Company $59,020,957[8]
9. Revenge of the Pink Panther United Artists $49,579,269[9]
10. The Deer Hunter Universal Pictures $48,979,328[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith - California Suite
Best Foreign Language Film: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Midnight Express
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Heaven Can Wait
Best Actor: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait
Best Actress (tie): Ellen Burstyn - Same Time, Next Year
Best Actress (tie): Maggie Smith - California Suite
Other
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Foreign Language Film: Autumn Sonata, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain
What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro, Spain

Notable films released in 1978[edit]

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