1961 In Film
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The year 1961 in film involved some significant events, with West Side Story winning 10 Academy Awards.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. West Side Story United Artists $43,656,822[1]
2. The Guns of Navarone Columbia $28,900,000[2]
3. El Cid Allied Artists $26,600,000[3]
4. The Absent-Minded Professor Walt Disney Productions $25,381,407[4]
5. The Parent Trap Walt Disney Productions $25,150,385[5]
6. La Dolce Vita Astor Pictures Corporation $19,516,000
7. Lover Come Back Universal $16,937,969[6]
8. King of Kings MGM $14,483,352[7]
9. One Hundred and One Dalmatians Walt Disney Productions $14,000,000[8]
10. Splendor in the Grass Warner Bros. $11,426,000
11. Blue Hawaii Paramount $10,440,453[9]
12. Judgment at Nuremberg United Artists $10,000,000[10]
13. Breakfast at Tiffany's Paramount $9,551,904[11]
14. The Misfits MGM $8,200,000[12]

Top-grossing films (international)

The highest-grossing 1961 films from countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross
India Gunga Jumna Mehboob Studio $23,530,000[n 5]
Soviet Union Striped Trip Lenfilm[21] $12,720,000[n 6]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: West Side Story - Mirisch-B&P Enterprises, United Artists
Best Director: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins - West Side Story
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg
Best Actress: Sophia Loren - Two Women
Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris - West Side Story
Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno - West Side Story
Best Foreign Language Film: Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel), directed by Ingmar Bergman, Sweden

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Guns of Navarone
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell - Judgment at Nuremberg
Best Actress: Geraldine Page - Summer and Smoke
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture (tie): A Majority of One
Best Picture (tie): West Side Story
Best Actor: Glenn Ford - Pocketful of Miracles
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell - A Majority of One
Other
Best Director: Stanley Kramer - Judgment at Nuremberg

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Long Absence (Une aussi longue absence), directed by Henri Colpi, France
Viridiana, directed by Luis Buñuel, Spain

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Last Year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad), directed by Alain Resnais, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

La Notte (The Night), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Notable films released in 1961

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Short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

Notes

  1. ^ a b 4.79 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1948 to 1966[14]
  2. ^ INR737 crore in 2011[15][16]
  3. ^ 32.1 million Soviet tickets sold in 1965,[17] average Soviet ticket price of 25 kopecks in 1960s[18][19]
  4. ^ 0.9 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[20]
  5. ^ Gunga Jumna: INR11.27 crore (US$23.53 million)
  6. ^ 11.45 million Soviet rubles (45.8 million tickets sold,[22] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[18] 0.9 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[20]

References

  1. ^ Box Office Information for West Side Story. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for |The Guns of Navarone. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Box Office Information for El Cid. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for The Absent-Minded Professor. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for The Parent Trap. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for Lover Come Back. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for King of Kings. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Box Office Information for One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Box Office Information for Blue Hawaii. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Box Office Information for Judgment at Nuremberg. The Numbers. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  11. ^ Box Office Information for Breakfast at Tiffany's. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  12. ^ Box Office Information for The Misfits. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  13. ^ "Box Office 1961". Box Office India. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Rupee's journey since Independence: Down by 65 times against dollar", The Economic Times, 24 August 2013
  15. ^ Worth Their Weight In Gold, Box Office India, 1 November 2011
  16. ^ Top 50 Film of Last 50 Years, Box Office India, 3 November 2011
  17. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "?????????? ?????????? ?????? ? ????????? ??????????? (?????)". 
  18. ^ a b Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  19. ^ The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War, page 357, Routledge, 2014
  20. ^ a b Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  21. ^ Striped Trip on IMDb
  22. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "????????????? ?????? ? ????????? ???????????". 

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