1968 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1969
  • 1970
  • 1971
  • In television
    1965
    1966
    1967
    1968
    1969
    1970
    1971

    The year 1968 in film involved some significant events.

    Events[edit]

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

    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 Releasing Corporation $19,125,000[16]
    17 The Boston Strangler 20th Century Fox $17,810,894[17]
    18 Candy Cinerama Releasing Corporation $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[edit]

    US unless stated

    January–March[edit]

    April–June[edit]

    July–September[edit]

    October–December[edit]

    Notable Films Released in 1968[edit]

    Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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    Short film series[edit]

    Awards[edit]

    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[edit]

    Births[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

    References[edit]

    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 January 9, 2012. 
    4. ^ "The Odd Couple, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
    5. ^ "Bullitt, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    6. ^ "Romeo and Juliet, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    7. ^ "Box Office Information for Oliver!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    8. ^ "Rosemary's Baby, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    9. ^ "Planet of the Apes, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    10. ^ "Night of the Living Dead, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    11. ^ "Box Office Information for Yours, Mine, and Ours". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    12. ^ "The Lion in Winter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
    13. ^ "The Green Berets, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
    14. ^ "Blackbeard's Ghost, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
    15. ^ "The Fox, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 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 May 23, 2012. 
    18. ^ "Candy, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
    19. ^ "The Thomas Crown Affair, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
    20. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969, pg 15.

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