1960 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In television
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963

The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

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

Rank Title Studio Gross rental
1. Spartacus Universal $14,000,000[1]
2. Psycho Paramount $9,100,000[1]
3. Exodus United Artists $8,500,000[1]
4. Swiss Family Robinson Walt Disney Productions $7,900,000[1]
5. The Alamo United Artists $7,900,000[1]
6. The Apartment United Artists $6,700,000[1]
7. BUtterfield 8 MGM $6,000,000[1]
8. Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. $5,500,000[1]
9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM $5,300,000[1]
10. From the Terrace 20th Century Fox $5,200,000[1]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

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 [2]
Germany Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,525,000 [3]
India Mughal-e-Azam K. Asif $23,110,000 100,000,000 [n 1][6]
Italy Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 15,400,000 [7]
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 [11]
United Kingdom Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,200,000 [12]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Apartment - Mirisch, United Artists
Best Director: Billy Wilder - The Apartment
Best Actor: Burt Lancaster - Elmer Gantry
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Ustinov - Spartacus
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley Jones - Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language Film: The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Spartacus
Best Actor: Burt LancasterElmer Gantry
Best Actress: Greer GarsonSunrise at Campobello
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): The Apartment
Best Picture (tie): Song Without End
Best Actor: Jack LemmonThe Apartment
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaineThe Apartment
Other
Best Director: Jack CardiffSons and Lovers

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Le passage du Rhin (The Crossing of the Rhine), directed by André Cayatte, Italy / France / W.Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

El lazarillo de tormes, directed by César Fernández Ardavín, Spain / Italy

1960 film releases[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1960[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Short film series[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mughal-e-Azam in India: 11 crore,[4] 4.76 Indian rupees per US dollar[5]
  2. ^ 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960[10]
  3. ^ 10.5 million SUR (42 million Soviet tickets sold,[8] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[9] 4 SUR per USD[n 2]

References[edit]

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