1918 in film

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List of years in film (table)

The year 1918 in film involved some significant events.


  • Following litigation for anti-trust activities, the US Supreme Court orders the Motion Picture Patents Company to disband.
  • 28 mm safety standard film, designed by Alexander Victor, becomes one of the earliest film formats to use "safety film" bases in order to safeguard the amateur market against nitrate fires.
  • Warner Bros. is established.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Gross
1 Mickey $8,000,000[1]
2 Stella Maris n/a
3 Tarzan of the Apes $1,000,000
4 The Squaw Man $600,000
5 Old Wives for New $300,000
6 The Whispering Chorus $200,000
7 The Ghost of Slumber Mountain $100,000
8 Shoulder Arms n/a
9 Headin' South n/a
10 Bound in Morocco n/a

Notable films released in 1918[edit]

All films below were produced in the United States, except where stated.


Comedy film series[edit]





  1. ^ Coons, Robin (June 30, 1939). "Hollywood Chatter". The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Google. Retrieved January 28, 2017.