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1966 in Film

The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Events

Entertainment pioneer Walt Disney, best known for his creation of Mickey Mouse, breakthroughs in the field of animation, filmmaking, theme park design and other achievements, died on 15 December 1966 at the age of 65. He died while he was producing The Jungle Book, The Happiest Millionaire, and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day; the last three films under his personal supervision.

Top-grossing films

United States

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]
25. Walk, Don't Run Columbia US$7,500,000[25]

International

The highest-grossing 1966 films from countries outside of the United States.

Country Title Studio Gross
India Phool Aur Patthar Ralhan Productions $24,680,000[n 5]
Soviet Union War and Peace Mosfilm $64,000,000[n 6]

Awards

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 Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Anouk Aimée - A Man and a Woman
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actor: Alan Arkin - The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
Best Actress: Lynn Redgrave - Georgy Girl
Other
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A 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

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Notes

  1. ^ 6.3591 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1966[27]
  2. ^ 46.4 million Soviet tickets sold,[28] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[29]
  3. ^ 0.9 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[30]
  4. ^ 7.5 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1967 to 1970[27]
  5. ^ Phool Aur Patthar:
  6. ^ 58 million SUR,[31] 0.9 SUR per USD from 1961 to 1971[30]

References

  1. ^ "The Bible: In the Beginning, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hawaii, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Sand Pebbles, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "A Man For All Seasons, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Grand Prix, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 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. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Professionals, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  13. ^ "Alfie, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  14. ^ "Georgy Girl, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Silencers, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  16. ^ "Follow Me, Boys!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  17. ^ "The Blue Max, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  18. ^ "Our Man Flint, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2013. 
  19. ^ "The Wild Angels, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  20. ^ "A Man and a Woman, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  21. ^ "Torn Curtain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  22. ^ "Fantastic Voyage, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  23. ^ "Harper, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  24. ^ a b "Big Rental Pictures of 1966", Variety, 4 January 1967, p.8.
  25. ^ The Numbers (retrieved 18 October 2017)
  26. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131014102652/www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=172&catName=MTk2Ng==
  27. ^ a b http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  28. ^ a b Sergey Kudryavtsev. "? ? ? ()". 
  29. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  30. ^ a b Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  31. ^ Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN 978-5990131835. 

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