1978 in film

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List of years in film (table)
In home video
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
In television
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981

The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

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

The top ten 1978 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1978
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Grease Paramount Pictures $159,978,870[1]
2. Superman Warner Bros. $134,218,018[2]
3. National Lampoon's Animal House Universal Pictures $120,091,123[3]
4. Every Which Way but Loose Warner Bros. $85,196,485[4]
5. Heaven Can Wait Paramount Pictures $81,640,278[5]
6. Hooper Warner Bros. $78,000,000[6]
7. Jaws 2 Universal Pictures $77,737,272[7]
8. Dawn of the Dead United Film Distribution Company $59,020,957[8]
9. Revenge of the Pink Panther United Artists $49,579,269[9]
10. The Deer Hunter Universal Pictures $48,979,328[10]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith - California Suite
Best Foreign Language Film: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Midnight Express
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Heaven Can Wait
Best Actor: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait
Best Actress (tie): Ellen Burstyn - Same Time, Next Year
Best Actress (tie): Maggie Smith - California Suite
Other
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Foreign Language Film: Autumn Sonata, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain
What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, Spain

Notable films released in 1978[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated #

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Film debuts[edit]

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