1978 in film

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List of years in film (table)
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • In home video
    1975
    1976
    1977
    1978
    1979
    1980
    1981
    In television
    1975
    1976
    1977
    1978
    1979
    1980
    1981

    The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

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

    The top ten 1978 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

    Highest-grossing films of 1978
    Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
    1. Grease Paramount Pictures $159,978,870[1]
    2. Superman Warner Bros. $134,218,018[2]
    3. National Lampoon's Animal House Universal Pictures $120,091,123[3]
    4. Every Which Way but Loose Warner Bros. $85,196,485[4]
    5. Heaven Can Wait Paramount Pictures $81,640,278[5]
    6. Hooper Warner Bros. $78,000,000[6]
    7. Jaws 2 Universal Pictures $77,737,272[7]
    8. Revenge of the Pink Panther United Artists $49,579,269[8]
    9. The Deer Hunter Universal Pictures $48,979,328[9]
    10. Halloween Compass International $47,000,000[10]

    Events[edit]

    Awards[edit]

    Academy Awards:

    Best Picture: The Deer Hunter – EMI Films/Cimino, Universal
    Best Director: Michael CiminoThe Deer Hunter
    Best Actor: Jon VoightComing Home
    Best Actress: Jane FondaComing Home
    Best Supporting Actor: Christopher WalkenThe Deer Hunter
    Best Supporting Actress: Maggie SmithCalifornia Suite
    Best Foreign Language Film: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier, France

    Golden Globe Awards:

    Drama:
    Best Picture: Midnight Express
    Best Actor: Jon VoightComing Home
    Best Actress: Jane FondaComing Home
    Musical or comedy:
    Best Picture: Heaven Can Wait
    Best Actor: Warren BeattyHeaven Can Wait
    Best Actress (tie): Ellen BurstynSame Time, Next Year
    Best Actress (tie): Maggie SmithCalifornia Suite
    Other
    Best Director: Michael CiminoThe Deer Hunter
    Best Foreign Language Film: Autumn Sonata, Sweden

    Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

    The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

    Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

    Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain
    What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, Spain

    1978 film releases[edit]

    January–March[edit]

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    October–December[edit]

    Notable films released in 1978[edit]

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    Births[edit]

    Notable deaths[edit]

    Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
    January 5 Sally Eilers 69 USA Actress
    12 Arthur Sheekman 76 USA Screenwriter
    23 Jack Oakie 74 USA Actor
    26 Leo Genn 72 UK Actor
    27 Oskar Homolka 79 Austria Actor
    29 Tim McCoy 86 USA Actor
    February 2 Wendy Barrie 69 UK Actress
    14 Claude Binyon 72 USA Writer, Director
    15 Ilka Chase 77 USA Actress
    18 Kathleen Lockhart 83 UK Actress
    18 Maggie McNamara 48 USA Actress
    24 Franco Arcalli 48 Italy Screenwriter
    28 Philip Ahn 72 USA Actor
    March 12 John Cazale 42 USA Actor
    16 Reb Russell 72 USA Actor
    18 Peggy Wood 86 USA Actress
    24 Leigh Brackett 62 USA Screenwriter
    25 Leslie Fenton 76 UK Actor, Director
    25 Jack Hulbert 85 UK Actor
    25 Hanna Ralph 92 Germany Actress
    31 Astrid Allwyn 72 USA Actress
    April 1 Lynne Roberts 56 USA Actress
    9 Michael Wilson 63 USA Screenwriter
    13 Paul McGrath 74 USA Actor
    22 Will Geer 76 USA Actor
    May 6 Loyal Griggs 71 USA Cinematographer
    11 Philip Ray 79 UK Actor
    12 Robert Coogan 53 USA Actor
    16 Robert Florey 78 France Director
    June 20 Mark Robson 64 Canada Director
    29 Bob Crane 49 USA Actor
    July 3 James Daly 59 USA Actor
    14 Jack Woolgar 64 UK Actor
    17 Thayer David 51 USA Actor
    19 Agnes Christine Johnston 82 USA Screenwriter
    August 5 Queenie Smith 79 USA Actress
    24 Louis Prima 67 USA Actor, Singer
    26 Charles Boyer 78 France Actor
    28 Robert Shaw 51 UK Actor
    31 Lee Garmes 80 USA Cinematographer
    September 3 Karin Molander 89 Sweden Actress
    9 Jack L. Warner 86 Canada Producer, Studio Executive
    12 Frank Ferguson 71 USA Actor
    18 Ann Shoemaker 87 USA Actress
    24 Ruth Etting 80 USA Singer, Actress
    30 Edgar Bergen 75 USA Actor, Ventriloquist
    October 10 Kathryn McGuire 74 USA Actress
    16 Dan Dailey 62 USA Actor
    19 Gig Young 64 USA Actor
    30 Brian Hayles 47 UK Screenwriter
    November 5 Denis O'Dea 73 Ireland Actor
    9 Florence Marly 59 Czechoslovakia Actress
    16 Claude Dauphin 75 France Actor
    20 Robert Alan Aurthur 56 USA Screenwriter
    23 June Martel 69 USA Actress
    26 Ford Beebe 90 USA Director
    27 Susan Shaw 44 UK Actress
    28 André Morell 69 UK Actor
    December 7 I. Stanford Jolley 78 USA Actor
    10 Ed Wood 54 USA Director, Screenwriter, Actor
    12 Fay Compton 84 UK Actress
    15 Chill Wills 76 USA Actor
    19 Duncan Lamont 60 UK Actor
    23 Louis de Rochemont 89 USA Producer

    Film debuts[edit]

    References[edit]