1968 In Film
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The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1 2001: A Space Odyssey Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $56,700,000[1]
2 Funny Girl Columbia Pictures $52,000,000[2]
3 The Love Bug Walt Disney Productions $51,264,000[3]
4 The Odd Couple Paramount Pictures $44,527,234[4]
5 Bullitt Warner Bros.-Seven Arts $42,300,873[5]
6 Romeo and Juliet Paramount Pictures $38,901,218[6]
7 Oliver! Columbia Pictures $37,402,877[7]
8 Rosemary's Baby Paramount Pictures $33,395,426[8]
9 Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox $32,589,624[9]
10 Night of the Living Dead Walter Reade Organization $30,000,000[10]
11 Yours, Mine, and Ours United Artists / Desilu $25,912,624[11]
12 The Lion in Winter AVCO Embassy $22,276,975[12]
13 The Green Berets Warner Bros.-Seven Arts $21,707,027[13]
14 Blackbeard's Ghost Walt Disney Productions $21,540,050[14]
15 The Fox Claridge Pictures $19,146,711[15]
16 Charly Cinerama $19,125,000[16]
17 The Boston Strangler 20th Century Fox $17,810,894[17]
18 Candy Cinerama $16,408,286[18]
19 The Thomas Crown Affair United Artists $14,000,000[19]
20 The Detective 20th Century Fox $13,000,000[20]

Films released

By date

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable Films Released in 1968

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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Short film series

Awards

Category/Organization 26th Golden Globe Awards
January 22, 1969
41st Academy Awards
March 21, 1969
22nd BAFTA Awards
April 14, 1969
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Lion in Winter Oliver! The Graduate
Best Director Paul Newman
Rachel, Rachel
Carol Reed
Oliver!
Mike Nichols
The Graduate
Best Actor Peter O'Toole
The Lion in Winter
Ron Moody
Oliver!
Cliff Robertson
Charly
Spencer Tracy
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Best Actress Joanne Woodward
Rachel, Rachel
Barbra Streisand
Funny Girl
Katharine Hepburn
The Lion in Winter
Barbra Streisand
Funny Girl
Katharine Hepburn
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Lion in Winter
Best Supporting Actor Daniel Massey
Star
Jack Albertson
The Subject Was Roses
Ian Holm
The Bofors Gun
Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon
Rosemary's Baby
Billie Whitelaw
Twisted Nerve
Charlie Bubbles
Best Screenplay, Adapted Stirling Silliphant
Charly
James Goldman
The Lion in Winter
Buck Henry and Calder Willingham
The Graduate
Best Screenplay, Original Mel Brooks
The Producers
Best Foreign Language Film War and Peace N/A

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): canceled due to events of May 1968

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (Artists under the Big Top: Perplexed), directed by Alexander Kluge, West Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ole dole doff (Who Saw Him Die?), directed by Jan Troell, Sweden

Actor's debuts

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)". Box Office Mojo. 
  2. ^ "Funny Girl (1968)". Box Office Mojo. 
  3. ^ "The Love Bug, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Odd Couple, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bullitt, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for Oliver!". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rosemary's Baby, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Planet of the Apes, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  10. ^ "Night of the Living Dead, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ "Box Office Information for Yours, Mine, and Ours". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Lion in Winter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Green Berets, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  14. ^ "Blackbeard's Ghost, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Fox, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  16. ^ "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 pg 3
  17. ^ "The Boston Strangler, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  18. ^ "Candy, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  19. ^ "The Thomas Crown Affair, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  20. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969, pg 15.

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