1940 in Film
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1940 in Film

The year 1940 in film involved some significant events, including the premieres of the Walt Disney films Pinocchio and Fantasia.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1940 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1940
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Boom Town Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $3,664,000[1]
2 The Great Dictator United Artists $3,500,000[2]
3 Rebecca United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $3,000,000[3]
4 The Philadelphia Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,374,000[1]
5 Strike Up the Band $2,265,000[1]
6 Northwest Passage $2,169,000[1]
7 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante $1,945,000[1]
8 North West Mounted Police Paramount Pictures $1,900,000[4]
9 The Fighting 69th Warner Bros. $1,822,000[5]
10 Santa Fe Trail $1,748,000[5]

Events

Academy Awards

1940 film releases

United States unless stated

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1940

United States unless stated

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B

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D

E

F

G

H

I-J

K-L

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O-P

Q-R

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T-V

W-Z

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d e The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Susan Sackett, The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits Billboard Books, 1996 p 28
  3. ^ Chapman, James (2018). Hitchcock and the Spy Film. ISBN 978-1-78076-844-1. Although his most successful films of the war years were Selznick pictures - Rebecca (with a domestic box office gross of $3 million) and Spellbound ($4.9 million), with Rebecca also winning the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1940 - Hitchcock seems on the whole to have preferred his other assignments where he evidently enjoyed greater creative freedom.
  4. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  5. ^ a b Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 20 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551

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