1966 in film

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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]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Notable films released in 1966[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Short Film Series[edit]

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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. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. 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. ^ "Box Office 1966". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  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