1940 in film

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1938
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1940
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The year 1940 in film involved some significant events, including the premieres of the Walt Disney films Pinocchio and Fantasia.

Events[edit]

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[1][edit]

At the time, box office numbers were reported as a percentage of business for each theater in comparison to 'normal' business. For example, Boom Town performed at 232% and Pinocchio at 130%. This is why exact dollar grosses for films are unreliable at best.

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Rebecca United Artists $6,000,000
2. Boom Town MGM $5,000,000
3. The Great Dictator United Artists $5,000,000
4. Strike Up the Band MGM $3,494,000
5. The Philadelphia Story MGM $3,259,000
6. Northwest Passage MGM $3,150,000
7. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante MGM $2,623,000
8. New Moon MGM $2,527,000
9. The Grapes of Wrath 20th Century-Fox $2,500,000
10. Kitty Foyle RKO $2,385,000
11. Comrade X MGM $2,079,000
12. My Favorite Wife RKO $2,057,000
13. The Sea Hawk Warner Bros. $2,000,000
14. Down Argentine Way 20th Century-Fox $2,000,000
15. Road to Singapore Paramount $1,600,000

* After theatrical reissues

Academy Awards[edit]

Notable films released in 1940[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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H

I-J

K-L

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N

O-P

Q-R

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T-V

W-Z

Serials[edit]

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Box Office Digest, April 1941, p. 18