1936 in Film
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1936 in Film

The following is an overview of 1936 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

Events

Top-grossing films

Rank Title Studio Worldwide Rentals
1. San Francisco MGM $5,273,000[1]
2. The Great Ziegfeld MGM $4,673,000[1]
3. Rose Marie MGM $3,515,000[1]
4. These Three United Artists
5. Camille MGM $2,842,000[1]
6. Libeled Lady MGM $2,723,000[1]
7. Three Smart Girls Universal Pictures
8. Anthony Adverse Warner Bros. $2,750,000[2]
9. The Charge of the Light Brigade Warner Bros. $2,736,000[2]
10. Follow the Fleet RKO $2,707,000[3]
11. Swing Time RKO $2,618,000[3]
12. Romeo and Juliet MGM $2,075,000[1]

Academy Awards

Top Ten Money Making Stars

Exhibitors selected the following as the Top Ten Money Making Stars of the Year in Quigley Publishing Company's annual poll.[4]

Top Western stars

A poll of the top Western stars was also published for the first time.[5]

1936 film releases

U.S.A. unless stated.

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1936

U.S.A. unless stated.

0-9

A-C

D-K

Kundal Lal Saigal and Jamuna in Devdas, Barua's 1936 Hindi version.

L-Q

R-Z

Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ a b Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921-51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15. 
  3. ^ a b Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994
  4. ^ "The Biggest Money Making Stars of 1936". Motion Picture Herald. Quigley Publishing Company. January 9, 1937. p. 13. Retrieved 2018. 
  5. ^ "Exhibitors Name Biggest Western Draws". Motion Picture Herald. Quigley Publishing Company. January 9, 1937. p. 18. Retrieved 2018. 





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