1925 in film

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This is a list focusing on motion pictures that were released in the year 1925.

Events[edit]

  • November 5: The Big Parade holds its Grand Premiere
  • December 30: Première of Ben-Hur, the most expensive silent film ever made, costing $4–6 million (around $50–80 million when adjusted for inflation)
  • September 25: Ufa-Palast am Zoo in Berlin rebuilt as Germany's largest cinema reopens.
  • Hong Shen publishes the film script Mrs. Shentu in the Shanghai magazine Eastern Miscellany. It is never filmed, but is considered a milestone in film history for being the first published film script in China.[1] Hong also directs his first film, Young Master Feng, at Mingxing (Star) Film Company in this year.

Top-grossing films (Worlwide)[edit]

Rank Title Gross
1. The Big Parade $18–22 million
2. Ben-Hur $10,700,000
3. The Gold Rush $5,450,000
4. His People $3,000,000
5. The Phantom of the Opera $2,000,000
6. The Lost World $1,300,000
7. Little Annie Rooney $1,100,000
8. East Lynne $1,000,000
9. The Unholy Three $704,000
10. The Plastic Age n/a

Notable films released in 1925[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

Comedy film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ye, Tan; Zhu, Yun (2012). Historical Dictionary of Chinese Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8108-6779-6.