1942 in Film
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1942 in Film

The year 1942 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest of all time, Casablanca.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Highest-grossing films of 1942
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Mrs. Miniver MGM $5,358,000[1]
2 Random Harvest $4,650,000[1]
3 Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros. $4,631,000[2]
4 Reap the Wild Wind
Road to Morocco
Paramount $4,000,000[3]
5 Star Spangled Rhythm $3,850,000[4]
6 Holiday Inn $3,750,000[5]
7 Wake Island Paramount $3,500,000[5]
8 Casablanca Warner Bros. $3,398,000[2]
9 The Black Swan 20th Century Fox $3,000,000[5]
10 For Me and My Gal MGM $2,894,000[1]

Events

Academy Awards

1942 film releases

U.S.A unless stated

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Notable films released in 1942

U.S.A unless stated

A

B

C-D

E-F

G-H

I

J-K

L-M

N-O

P

Q-R

S

T-V

W-Z

Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ 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 23 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  3. ^ "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
  5. ^ a b c "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58

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