1976 in Film
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1976 in Film

The year 1976 in film involved some significant events, such as Alfred Hitchcock's final film.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1976 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1976
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Rocky United Artists $117,235,147[1]
2. To Fly! National Air and Space Museum $86,600,000[2]
3. A Star Is Born Warner Bros. $80,000,000[3]
4. All the President's Men $70,600,000[4]
5. The Omen 20th Century Fox $60,922,980[5]
6. In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures $55,700,000[6]
7. King Kong Paramount $52,614,445[7]
8. Silver Streak 20th Century Fox $51,079,064[8]
9. The Enforcer Warner Bros. $46,236,000[9]
10. Midway Universal $43,220,000[10]

Events

Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1976

United States unless stated #

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G-H

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O-P-Q

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U-V

W-Z

1976 film releases

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Walter Janssen 88 Germany Actor
12 Agatha Christie 85 UK Writer
13 Margaret Leighton 53 UK Actress
18 Sonia Dresdel 66 UK Actress
23 Paul Robeson 77 US Actor, Singer
29 Michael Gwynn 59 UK Actor
February 4 Roger Livesey 69 UK Actor
11 Lee J. Cobb 64 US Actor
11 John Twist 77 US Screenwriter
12 Sal Mineo 37 US Actor
13 Lily Pons 77 France Singer, Actress
13 John Lounsbery 64 US Animator
15 Maria Corda 77 Hungary Actress
16 Campbell Singer 66 UK Actor
24 Peter Madden 71 UK Actor
26 Frieda Inescort 75 UK Actress
March 3 Doris Hill 70 US Actress
5 Charles Lederer 69 US Screenwriter
14 Busby Berkeley 80 US Director, Choreographer
17 Luchino Visconti 69 Italy Director, Writer
20 Michael Goodliffe 61 UK Actor
28 Richard Arlen 76 US Actor
April 2 Ray Teal 74 US Actor
4 George Pastell 53 Cyprus Actor
5 Howard Hughes 70 US Director, Producer
5 Robert Lord 75 US Screenwriter, Producer
11 Liam Dunn 59 US Actor
12 Paul Ford 74 US Actor
21 Léonide Moguy 75 Russia Director, Writer
25 Carol Reed 69 UK Director, Writer
26 Neil McCallum 46 Canada Actor
26 Sid James 62 UK Actor
29 Thelma Connell 63 UK Film Editor
May 3 David Bruce 62 US Actor
7 Alan Baxter 67 US Actor
27 Hilde Hildebrand 78 Germany Actress
27 Ruth McDevitt 80 US Actress
June 5 Violet Wilkey 73 US Actress
6 Victor Varconi 85 Hungary Actor
9 Sybil Thorndike 93 UK Actress
10 Adolph Zukor 103 US Producer, Studio Executive
25 Johnny Mercer 66 US Songwriter
28 Stanley Baker 48 UK Actor
July 2 Frances Howard 73 US Actress
7 Norman Foster 72 US Actor, Director
12 James Wong Howe 76 China Cinematographer
17 Rina Morelli 67 Italy Actress
28 Lucie Mannheim 77 Germany Actress
August 2 Fritz Lang 85 Germany Director, Writer
6 William Mervyn 64 UK Actor
10 Ray Corrigan 74 US Actor
17 William Redfield 49 US Actor
17 Murvyn Vye 60 US Actor
18 Luigi Serventi 91 Italy Actor
28 Alastair Sim 75 UK Actor
September 10 Dalton Trumbo 70 US Screenwriter
30 Paul Dehn 63 UK Screenwriter
October 5 Barbara Nichols 47 US Actress
14 Edith Evans 88 UK Actress
November 15 Jean Gabin 72 France Actor
22 Rupert Davies 60 UK Actor
28 Rosalind Russell 69 US Actress
29 Godfrey Cambridge 43 US Actor
December 3 Mary Nash 92 US Actress
8 Cathy Downs 50 US Actress
12 Jack Cassidy 49 US Actor
20 Walter Fitzgerald 80 UK Actor

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ "Rocky, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "To Fly!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "A Star Is Born, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "All the President's Men, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "The Omen, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "In Search of Noah's Ark, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "King Kong, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Silver Streak, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "The Enforcer, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Midway, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 208.
  12. ^ rock Horror Picture Show film booking in Feb 2011 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Steadicam 30th anniversary press release". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30.

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