1966 in film

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List of years in film (table)
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  • 1968
  • 1969
  • In television
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    1969

    The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

    Events[edit]

    Top-grossing films[edit]

    United States and Canada[edit]

    Rank Title Studio Gross
    1. The Bible: In the Beginning... 20th Century Fox $34,900,023[1]
    2. Hawaii United Artists $34,562,222[2]
    3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Bros. $33,736,689[3]
    4. The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox $30,017,647[4]
    5. A Man for All Seasons Columbia $28,350,000[5]
    6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly United Artists $25,100,000[6]
    7. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Walt Disney Pictures $22,565,634[7]
    8. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists $21,693,114[8]
    9. Grand Prix MGM $20,845,016[9]
    10. Blowup MGM $20,000,000[10]
    11. The Endless Summer Cinema V $20,000,000[11]
    12. The Professionals Columbia $19,537,346[12]
    13. Alfie Paramount $18,871,300[13]
    14. Georgy Girl Columbia $16,873,162[14]
    15. The Silencers Columbia $16,318,124[15]
    16. Follow Me, Boys! Walt Disney Pictures $16,207,116[16]
    17. The Blue Max 20th Century Fox $16,151,612[17]
    18. Our Man Flint 20th Century Fox $16,000,000[18]
    19. The Wild Angels AIP $15,541,070[19]
    20. A Man and a Woman United Artists $14,000,000[20]
    21. Torn Curtain Universal $13,000,000[21]
    22. Fantastic Voyage 20th Century Fox $12,000,000[22]
    22. Harper Warner Bros. $12,000,000[23]
    23. The Trouble with Angels Columbia $8,200,000[24]
    24. Penelope MGM $8,000,000[24][citation needed]
    25. Walk, Don't Run Columbia US$7,500,000[25]

    Outside North America[edit]

    The highest-grossing 1966 films in countries outside North America.

    Country Title Studio Gross
    India Phool Aur Patthar Ralhan Productions $11,790,000[n 1]
    Soviet Union War and Peace Mosfilm $64,000,000[n 2]

    Awards[edit]

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia
    Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
    Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
    Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
    Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France

    BAFTA Film Awards:

    Best Film from any Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Best British film: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama:
    Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons
    Best Actor: Paul ScofieldA Man for All Seasons
    Best Actress: Anouk AiméeA Man and a Woman
    Musical or comedy:
    Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
    Best Actor: Alan ArkinThe Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
    Best Actress: Lynn RedgraveGeorgy Girl
    Other
    Best Director: Fred ZinnemannA Man for All Seasons

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France
    Signore & Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians), directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

    Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Location: Italy

    Silver Ribbon

    Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

    The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri), directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

    1966 film releases[edit]

    U.S.A. unless stated

    January–March[edit]

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    July–September[edit]

    October–December[edit]

    Notable films released in 1966[edit]

    U.S.A. unless stated

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    Notes[edit]

    1. ^ 7.5 crore;[26] 6.3591 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1966[27]
    2. ^ 58 million SUR,[28] 0.9 SUR per USD from 1961 to 1971[29]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ "The Bible: In the Beginning, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    2. ^ "Hawaii, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    3. ^ "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    4. ^ "The Sand Pebbles, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    5. ^ "A Man For All Seasons, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    6. ^ "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    7. ^ "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
    8. ^ "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    9. ^ "Grand Prix, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    10. ^ Corliss, Richard (5 August 2007). "When Antonioni Blew Up the Movies". Time. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
    11. ^ Ryan, Tim (October 2004). "Big Waves, Big Screen". Bruce Brown Films. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
    12. ^ "The Professionals, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    13. ^ "Alfie, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    14. ^ "Georgy Girl, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    15. ^ "The Silencers, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    16. ^ "Follow Me, Boys!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    17. ^ "The Blue Max, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
    18. ^ "Our Man Flint, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
    19. ^ "The Wild Angels, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    20. ^ "A Man and a Woman, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
    21. ^ "Torn Curtain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
    22. ^ "Fantastic Voyage, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
    23. ^ "Harper, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
    24. ^ a b "Big Rental Pictures of 1966", Variety, 4 January 1967, p.8.
    25. ^ The Numbers (retrieved 18 October 2017)
    26. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131014102652/www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=172&catName=MTk2Ng==
    27. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
    28. ^ Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN 978-5990131835. 
    29. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls