1973 in Film
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1973 in Film

The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films

United States and Canada

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in the United States and Canada are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1973 (United States and Canada)
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. The Sting Universal $156,000,000[1]
2. The Exorcist Warner Bros. $128,000,000[2]
3. American Graffiti Universal $96,300,000[3]
4. Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $53,267,000[4]
5. The Way We Were Columbia $45,000,000[5]
6. Magnum Force Warner Bros. $39,768,000[6]
7. Last Tango in Paris United Artists $36,144,000[7]
8. Live and Let Die $35,377,836[8]
9. Robin Hood Disney $32,056,467[9]
10. Paper Moon Paramount $30,933,743[10]

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1973 films in countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross Ref
India Bobby R. K. Films US$14,210,000 [nb 1]
Italy Malicious Paramount Pictures 11,756,327 admissions [13]
Soviet Union The Headless Horseman Lenfilm 64,900,000 admissions [14]
United Kingdom Live and Let Die Eon Productions 9,000,000 admissions [15]

Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1973. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1973. The worldwide revenue for The Sting, for example is not known. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

Title Worldwide gross Country Ref
The Exorcist $441,306,145[nb 2] United States [16]
Live and Let Die $161,800,000 United Kingdom [17]
American Graffiti $140,000,000 United States [18]
Enter the Dragon $90,000,000 Hong Kong
United States
[19]
Bobby $39,000,000 India [20][21]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sting - Bill/Phillips-Hill, Zanuck/Brown, Universal
Best Director: George Roy Hill - The Sting
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor: John Houseman - The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon
Best Foreign Language Film: Day for Night (La Nuit américaine), directed by François Truffaut, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Exorcist
Best Actor: Al Pacino - Serpico
Best Actress: Marsha Mason - Cinderella Liberty
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: American Graffiti
Best Actor: George Segal - A Touch of Class
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Other
Best Supporting Actor: John Houseman - The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress: Linda Blair - The Exorcist
Best Director: William Friedkin - The Exorcist
Best Foreign Language Film: The Pedestrian (Der Fußgänger), W. Germany

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Notable films released in 1973

United States unless stated

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1973 film releases

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January-March

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Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Franciska Gaal 68 Hungary Actress, Singer
15 Coleman Francis 53 US Actor, Director
19 Max Adrian 69 Northern Ireland Actor
24 J. Carrol Naish 77 US Actor
26 Edward G. Robinson 79 Romania Actor
29 Ludwig Stossel 89 Austria Actor
31 Jack MacGowran 54 Ireland Actor
February 13 David Bauer 55 US Actor
15 Tim Holt 54 US Actor
15 Wally Cox 48 US Actor
22 Katina Paxinou 72 Greece Actress
24 Art Smith 73 US Actor
28 Cecil Kellaway 82 South Africa Actor
March 5 Rupert Crosse 45 US Actor
10 Robert Siodmak 72 Germany Director
13 Melville Cooper 76 England Actor
16 Carl Benton Reid 79 US Actor
19 Lauritz Melchior 82 US Singer
22 Kane Richmond 66 US Actor
23 Ken Maynard 77 US Actor
26 Noël Coward 73 England Actor, Songwriter
April 11 Ted de Corsia 69 US Actor
12 Arthur Freed 78 US Songwriter, Producer
14 Minna Gombell 80 US Actress
20 Robert Armstrong 82 US Actor
21 Merian C. Cooper 79 US Director, Producer, Screenwriter
21 Ursula Jeans 73 UK Actress
26 Irene Ryan 70 US Actress
May 4 Charles Grayson 69 US Screenwriter
6 Myrna Fahey 40 US Actress
10 Jack E. Leonard 63 US Actor, Comedian
11 Lex Barker 54 US Actor
12 Frances Marion 84 US Screenwriter
21 Vaughn Monroe 61 US Singer, Actor
29 P. Ramlee 44 Malaysia Actor, Director
June 5 Max Terhune 87 US Actor
10 William Inge 60 US Screenwriter, Playwright
16 Louise Latimer 60 US Actress
18 Roger Delgado 55 England Actor
23 Fay Holden 79 England Actress
25 Lars Tvinde 86 Norway Actor
26 Ernest Truex 83 US Actor
July 2 Betty Grable 56 US Actress
2 George Macready 73 US Actor
6 Joe E. Brown 80 US Actor
7 Veronica Lake 50 US Actress
11 Robert Ryan 63 US Actor
12 Lon Chaney, Jr. 67 US Actor
18 Jack Hawkins 62 England Actor
20 Bruce Lee 32 US Actor
30 Guy Middleton 65 England Actor
August 2 Jean-Pierre Melville 55 France Director
5 Warren Duff 69 US Producer, Screenwriter
10 Douglas Kennedy 57 US Actor
11 Peggie Castle 45 US Actress
16 Veda Ann Borg 58 US Actress
17 Eve Miller 50 US Actress
22 Louise Huff 77 US Actress
30 Michael Dunn 38 US Actor, Singer
31 John Ford 79 US Director
September 13 Betty Field 60 US Actress
21 Diana Sands 39 US Actress
26 Anna Magnani 65 Italy Actress
28 Norma Crane 44 US Actress
October 6 Sidney Blackmer 78 US Actor
6 Dennis Price 58 UK Actor
16 Cleo Moore 48 US Actress
18 Crane Wilbur 86 US Screenwriter, Director
27 Allan Lane 64 US Actor
November 13 Lila Lee 72 US Actress
20 Viola Lawrence 78 US Film Editor
23 Claire Dodd 64 US Actress
23 Constance Talmadge 75 US Actress
23 Sessue Hayakawa 84 Japan Actor
23 Adele Buffington 73 US Screenwriter
25 Laurence Harvey 45 Lithuania Actor
December 4 Michael O'Shea 67 US Actor
12 Ranald MacDougall 58 US Screenwriter, Director
20 Bobby Darin 37 US Actor, Singer
26 Steven Geray 69 Ukraine Actor
26 William Haines 73 US Actor
31 A. Edward Sutherland 78 England Director

Debuts

Notes

  1. ^ INR11 crore;[11]INR7.742 per US dollar in 1973[12]
  2. ^ Includes gross revenue from re-releases

References

  1. ^ "The Sting (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Phillips, Kendall (2005). Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 102. ISBN 9780313017964. The Exorcist grossed $128 million in its initial release, a figure that, when adjusted for inflation, would make it the most successful R-rated film in American history.
  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. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896.
    • The Sting: p.717. $156.0 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
    • American Graffiti: p.421. $96.3 million (1973 Release Wave)
  4. ^ "Papillon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "The Way We Were (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Magnum Force (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Last Tango in Paris, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Live and Let Die, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Robin Hood, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Paper Moon, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Box Office 1973". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved .
  12. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  13. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie -1973". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "The Ultimate Chart: 1-100". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "The Exorcist (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011.
  17. ^ "Live and Let Die". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 2011.
  18. ^ "American Graffiti (1973) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  19. ^ "Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon To Be Remade". Rotten Tomatoes. August 10, 2007.
  20. ^ "On Independence Day, here are the most successful Indian movies of every decade since 1947". Hindustan Times. 15 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1973. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "U.S. Rage of Chop-Socky Films; Karate Breaks Out of Chinatown". Variety. January 9, 1974. p. 72.
  23. ^ David-West, Alzo (January 2009). "The Literary Ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il: An Introduction to North Korean Meta-Authorial Perspectives" (PDF). Cultural Logic. 12: 14. ISSN 1097-3087. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-23. Retrieved .

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