1987 in film

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The following is an overview of events in 1987 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Paramount Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1987.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1987 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1987[1]
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Three Men and a Baby Touchstone Pictures $167,780,960
2. Fatal Attraction Paramount Pictures $156,645,693
3. Beverly Hills Cop II Paramount $153,665,036
4. Good Morning, Vietnam Touchstone $123,922,370
5. Moonstruck Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $80,640,528
6. The Untouchables Paramount $76,270,454
7. The Secret of My Success Universal Pictures $66,995,000
8. Stakeout Touchstone $65,673,23
9. Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. $65,207,127
10. The Witches of Eastwick Warner Bros. $63,766,510

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Last Emperor - Hemdale, Columbia
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael Douglas - Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher - Moonstruck
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery - The Untouchables
Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis - Moonstruck
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud), directed by Gabriel Axel, Denmark

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael DouglasWall Street
Best Actress: Sally KirklandAnna
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Hope and Glory
Best Actor: Robin WilliamsGood Morning, Vietnam
Best Actress: Cher – Moonstruck
Other
Best Director: Bernardo BertolucciThe Last Emperor
Best Foreign Language Film: My Life as a Dog, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan), directed by Maurice Pialat, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children), directed by Louis Malle, France / W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Tema (1979) (The Theme), directed by Gleb Panfilov, USSR

Notable films released in 1987

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Wide-release films

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Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 9 Arthur Lake 81 USA Actor
14 Douglas Sirk 89 Germany Director
15 Ray Bolger 83 USA Actor, Singer
27 Norman McLaren 72 Canada Animator, Director
February 1 Alessandro Blasetti 86 Italy Director, Screenwriter
23 Esmond Knight 80 UK Actor
25 James Coco 56 USA Actor
25 John Collin 58 UK Actor
28 Joan Greenwood 65 UK Actress
March 2 Randolph Scott 89 USA Actor
3 Danny Kaye 74 USA Actor
7 Waldo Salt 72 USA Screenwriter
21 Robert Preston 68 USA Actor
28 Patrick Troughton 67 UK Actor
April 17 Dick Shawn 63 USA Actor
May 14 Rita Hayworth 68 USA Actress
June 1 Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 72 India Director, Screenwriter
6 Fulton Mackay 64 UK Actor
10 Elizabeth Hartman 43 USA Actress
13 Geraldine Page 62 USA Actress
22 Fred Astaire 88 USA Actor
24 Jackie Gleason 71 USA Actor
July 3 Viola Dana 90 USA Actress
7 Hannelore Schroth 65 Germany Actress
15 Alfie Bass 71 UK Actor
31 Joseph E. Levine 81 USA Producer
August 1 Pola Negri 90 Poland Actress
17 Clarence Brown 97 USA Director
28 John Huston 81 USA Actor, Director, Screenwriter
29 Lee Marvin 63 USA Actor
September 4 Richard Marquand 49 UK Director
5 Bill Fraser 79 UK Actor
13 Mervyn LeRoy 89 USA Director
23 Bob Fosse 60 USA Director, Screenwriter
25 Mary Astor 81 USA Actress
25 Emlyn Williams 81 UK Actress
October 2 Madeleine Carroll 81 UK Actress
22 Lino Ventura 68 Italy Actor
November 5 Georges Franju 75 France Director, Screenwriter
December 4 Rouben Mamoulian 90 Georgia Director

Film debuts

See also

References

  1. ^ "1987 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.