1940 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In television
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943

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 $3,259,000
6. Northwest Passage $3,150,000
7. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante $2,623,000
8. New Moon $2,527,000
9. The Grapes of Wrath 20th Century Fox $2,500,000
10. Kitty Foyle RKO $2,385,000

* After theatrical reissues

Academy Awards[edit]

Notable films released in 1940[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated


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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