1968 in film

The year 1968 in film involved some significant events, with the release of Stanley Kubrick's cinematic masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as two highly successful musical films, Funny Girl and Oliver!, the former earning Barbra Striesand the Academy Award for Best Actress (an honour she shared with Katharine Hepburn for her role in The Lion in Winter) and the latter winning both the Best Picture and Best Director awards.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1968 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1968
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Funny Girl Columbia Pictures $24,900,000[1]
2 2001: A Space Odyssey Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $21,500,000[1]
3 The Odd Couple Paramount Pictures $20,000,000[1]
4 Bullitt Warner Bros. $19,000,000[1]
5 Oliver! Columbia Pictures $16,800,000[1]
6 Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox $15,000,000[1]
Rosemary's Baby Paramount Pictures
8 Romeo and Juliet Paramount Pictures $14,500,000[1]
9 Yours, Mine and Ours United Artists $11,500,000[1]
10 The Lion in Winter AVCO Embassy Pictures $10,006,000[2]

Events

Awards

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

Films released

US unless stated

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1968

Note: U.S. releases unless stated.

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Short film series

Film debuts

Births

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ Top 20 Films of 1968 by Domestic Revenue

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