1960 in film

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The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1960 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1960
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Spartacus Universal Pictures/Bryna Productions $14,000,000[1]
2 Psycho Paramount Pictures [nb 1] $9,100,000[1]
3 Exodus United Artists $8,500,000[1]
4 Swiss Family Robinson Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $8,100,000[3]
5 The Alamo United Artists/Batjac Productions $7,900,000[1]
6 The World of Suzie Wong Paramount Pictures $7,500,000[3]
7 BUtterfield 8 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $6,800,000[4]
8 The Apartment United Artists/The Mirisch Company $6,700,000[1]
9 Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. $5,500,000[1]
10 From the Terrace 20th Century Fox $5,200,000[1]
  1. ^ After Psycho was released, Paramount transferred the film rights to Hitchcock, who later sold the distribution rights to Universal Pictures in 1962.[2]

Top-grossing films by country[edit]

The highest-grossing 1960 films in countries outside of North America.

Country Title Director Revenue Admissions Source(s)
France Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,826,124 [5]
West Germany Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,525,000 [6]
India Mughal-e-Azam K. Asif $23,110,000 100,000,000 [n 1][9]
Italy Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 15,400,000 [10]
Soviet Union Far from the Motherland Aleksei Shvachko $2,625,000 42,000,000 [n 3]
Spain Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 4,653,194 [14]
United Kingdom Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,200,000 [15]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 18th Golden Globe Awards
March 16, 1961
33rd Academy Awards
April 17, 1961
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film Spartacus The Apartment (Comedy)
Song Without End (Musical)
The Apartment
Best Director Jack Cardiff
Sons and Lovers
Billy Wilder
The Apartment
Best Actor Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon
The Apartment
Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Best Actress Greer Garson
Sunrise at Campobello
Shirley MacLaine
The Apartment
Elizabeth Taylor
BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting Actor Sal Mineo
Exodus
Peter Ustinov
Spartacus
Best Supporting Actress Janet Leigh
Psycho
Shirley Jones
Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language Film La Vérité
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring

1960 film releases[edit]

United States unless stated

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Notable films released in 1960[edit]

United States unless stated

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mughal-e-Azam in India: 11 crore,[7] 4.76 Indian rupees per US dollar[8]
  2. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[13]
  3. ^ 10.5 million SUR (42 million Soviet tickets sold,[11] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[12] 4 SUR per USD[n 2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ "Psycho (1960): Notes". tcm.com. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Top 100 All Time Box Office Hits in 1966
  4. ^ The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study
  5. ^ "Bilan Annuel France − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Box Office 1960". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  8. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1960. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  9. ^ Bahubali 2 Is The Biggest Hindi Blockbuster This Century Archived 24 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Box Office India, 8 June 2017
  10. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  12. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  13. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  14. ^ "Bilan Annuel Espagne − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Ben Hur". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2013.