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1970 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
In television
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973

The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

  • Highest-grossing films (U.S.) 1
  • Events 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1970 4
  • 1970 film releases 5
    • January–March 5.1
    • April–June 5.2
    • July–September 5.3
    • October–December 5.4
  • Short film series 6
  • Births 7
  • Deaths 8
  • Film debuts 9
  • References 10

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1970 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1970
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Love Story Paramount Pictures $106,397,186[1]
2. Airport Universal Studios $100,489,151[2]
3. MASH 20th Century Fox Film Corporation $67,300,000[3]
4. Patton 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation $61,749,765[4]
5. Woodstock Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
6. The Aristocats Walt Disney Productions $43,727,252[6]
7. Little Big Man National General Pictures $31,559,552[7]
8. Ryan's Daughter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures $30,846,306[8]
9. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation $29,548,291[9]
10. Chariots of the Gods Constantin Film / Sunn Classic Pictures $25,948,300[10]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Patton - McCarthy-Schaffner, 20th Century Fox
Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
George C. Scott - Patton (declined)
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - Women in Love
Best Supporting Actor: John Mills - Ryan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes - Airport
Best Foreign Language Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), directed by Elio Petri, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Love Story
George C. Scott – Patton
Best Actress: Ali MacGrawLove Story
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: MASH
Best Actor: Albert FinneyScrooge
Best Actress: Carrie SnodgressDiary of a Mad Housewife
Other
Best Director: Arthur Hiller, Love Story

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

MASH, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1970

U.S.A. unless stated

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1970 film releases

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Short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ "Love Story, Box Office Information".  
  2. ^ "Airport, Box Office Information".  
  3. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success.  
    • M*A*S*H: p.527. $67.3 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
  4. ^ "Patton, Box Office Information".  
  5. ^ "Woodstock, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Aristocats Box Office Data".  
  7. ^ "Little Big Man, Box Office Information".  
  8. ^ "Ryan's Daughter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Box Office Information for Tora! Tora! Tora!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Chariots of the Gods, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b IMDB
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