1969 In Film
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The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 20th Century Fox $102,308,889[1]
2. Midnight Cowboy United Artists $44,785,053[2]
3. Easy Rider Columbia $41,728,598[3]
4. Hello, Dolly! 20th Century Fox $33,208,099[4]
5. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Columbia $31,897,253[5]
6. Paint Your Wagon Paramount $31,678,778[6]
7. True Grit Paramount $31,132,592[7]
8. Cactus Flower Columbia $25,889,208[8]
9. Goodbye, Columbus Paramount $22,939,805[9]
10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service United Artists $22,774,493[10]
11. Winning Universal $14,644,335[11]
12. Z Cinema V $14,283,305[12]
13. The Sterile Cuckoo Paramount $13,982,357[13]
14. The Stewardesses Sherpix Inc. $13,500,000[14]
15. Run, Angel, Run! Fanfare Films $13,000,000[15]
16. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Cinerama $12,600,000[16]
17. A Boy Named Charlie Brown National General Pictures $12,000,000[17]
18. The Wild Bunch Warner Bros. $10,500,000[18]
19. Sweet Charity Universal $8,000,000[19]
20. The Undefeated 20th Century Fox $8,000,000[20]
21. Where Eagles Dare MGM $7,100,000[21]
22. Alice's Restaurant United Artists $6,300,000[22]
23. Take the Money and Run Cinerama $6,080,000[23]
24. Topaz Universal $6,000,000[24]
25. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 20th Century Fox $6,000,000[25]
26. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium United Artists $6,000,000[26]
27. Once Upon a Time in the West Paramount $5,321,508[27]

Films released

By date

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1969

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
Y
Z

Short Film Series

Actor's debuts

Awards

Academy Awards:

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Musical or comedy:
Other
Best Director: Charles Jarrott - Anne of the Thousand Days

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

If...., directed by Lindsay Anderson, United Kingdom

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival): Not awarded

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Rani Radovi (Early Works), directed by ?elimir ?ilnik, Yugoslavia

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for Midnight Cowboy". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for Easy Rider". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Hello, Dolly!". The Numbers. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for Paint Your Wagon". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for True Grit". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for Cactus Flower". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goodbye, Columbus, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ "Winning, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  12. ^ "Box Office Information for Z". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  13. ^ "Box Office Information for The Sterile Cuckoo". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Stewardesses, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  15. ^ "Box Office Information for Run, Angel, Run!". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved 2012. 
  16. ^ "Box Office Information for They Shoot Horses, Don't They?". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  17. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 pg 11.
  18. ^ "Box Office Information for The Wild Bunch". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sweet Charity, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  20. ^ "The Undefeated, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  21. ^ "Where Eagles Dare, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012. 
  22. ^ "Box Office Information for Alice's Restaurant". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012. 
  23. ^ "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, 31 May 1973 pg 3.
  24. ^ Box Office Information for Topaz. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  25. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15.
  26. ^ Box Office Information for If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  27. ^ Box Office Information for Once Upon a Time in the West. The Numbers. Retrieved September 12, 2013.

Further reading


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