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1982 in Film

The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

Highest-grossing films

United States and Canada

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1982 (United States and Canada)[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal $359,197,037
2. Tootsie Columbia $177,200,000
3. An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount $129,795,554
4. Rocky III MGM $124,146,897
5. Porky's 20th Century Fox $105,492,483
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount $78,912,963
7. 48 Hrs. $78,868,508
8. Poltergeist MGM $76,606,280
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal $69,701,637
10. Annie Columbia $57,059,003

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1982 films in countries outside of North America.

Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1982. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1982.

Title Worldwide gross (US$) Source(s) Production country
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $792,910,554 [17] United States
Rocky III $270,000,000 [18]
Gandhi $127,767,889 [19] India
United Kingdom
Poltergeist $121,706,019 [20] United States
Disco Dancer $106,000,000 [21][22] India
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $97,000,000 [23] United States
Shaolin Temple $96,000,000 [n 3] China
Hong Kong

Events

  • June 11
  • June 22 - The Coca-Cola Company acquires Columbia Pictures for $750 million.
  • July 9 -- Sci-fi movie Tron is the first feature film to use computer animation extensively.
  • July 23 -- During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are accidentally killed during a scene involving an operated helicopter. The accident leads to reforms in filmmaking safety and child-labor laws.
  • October 22 - First Blood is released to widespread commercial and critical success. It will go on to launch the extremely popular Rambo film franchise.
  • December 8 - Comedian Eddie Murphy makes his film debut in 48 Hrs. which becomes a hit and starts his film career.
  • December 17 - Tootsie is released and becomes the highest-grossing comedy of all-time and Columbia Pictures highest-grossing film with $177 million.
  • The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters.

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gandhi - Indo-British Films, Columbia
Best Director: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr. - An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange - Tootsie
Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Best Actor: Ben Kingsley - Gandhi
Best Actress: Meryl Streep - Sophie's Choice
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Tootsie
Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman - Tootsie
Best Actress: Julie Andrews - Victor/Victoria
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr. - An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Lange - Tootsie
Best Director: Richard Attenborough - Gandhi
Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Inchon
Worst Director (tie): Ken Annakin - The Pirate Movie
Worst Director (tie): Terence Young - Inchon
Worst Actor: Laurence Olivier - Inchon
Worst Actress: Pia Zadora - Butterfly
Worst Supporting Actor: Ed McMahon - Butterfly
Worst Supporting Actress: Aileen Quinn - Annie
Worst Screenplay: Robin Moore & Laird Koenig - Inchon

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Yol (The Way), directed by Y?lmaz Güney, Turkey

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / US

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany

Notable films released in 1982

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1982 Wide-release movies

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Victor Buono 43 US Actor
1 Margot Grahame 70 UK Actress
4 Kathryn Scola 90 US Screenwriter
5 Hans Conried 64 US Actor
5 Harvey Lembeck 58 US Actor
8 Reta Shaw 69 US Actress
8 Grégoire Aslan 73 UK Actor
10 Paul Lynde 55 US Actor
30 Stanley Holloway 91 UK Actor
February 5 Dolores Moran 58 US Actress
11 Eleanor Powell 69 US Actress, Dancer
12 Victor Jory 79 US Actor
17 Lee Strasberg 80 US Actor, Director
24 Virginia Bruce 71 US Actress
March 5 John Belushi 33 US Actor
6 Ayn Rand 77 US Writer, Actress
19 Alan Badel 58 UK Actor, Miscellaneous
21 Harry H. Corbett 57 UK Actor, Writer
22 Harold Goldblatt 82 UK Actor
26 Sam Kydd 67 UK Actor
27 Betty Schade 87 US Actress, Writer
29 Rudy Bond 69 US Actor
April 3 Warren Oates 53 US Actor
15 Arthur Lowe 66 UK Actor
21 Joe Sawyer 75 US Actor
25 W. R. Burnett 82 US Screenwriter
25 Don Wilson 81 US Actor
26 Celia Johnson 73 UK Actress
27 Tom Tully 73 US Actor
May 2 Helmut Dantine 63 Austria Actor, Producer
2 Hugh Marlowe 71 US Actor
2 Wini Shaw 75 US Actress, Singer
14 Hugh Beaumont 73 US Actor
16 Leigh Snowden 52 US Actress
29 Romy Schneider 43 France Actress
June 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 37 Germany Writer, Director, Actor
18 Curd Jürgens 66 Austria Actor, Director
29 Michael Brennan 69 UK Actor
29 Henry King 96 US Director, Producer
July 8 Isa Miranda 73 Italy Actress
12 Kenneth More 67 UK Actor
18 John Maxwell 64 US Actor
19 John Harvey 70 UK Actor
23 Vic Morrow 53 US Actor
August 2 Cathleen Nesbitt 93 UK Actress
7 Jill Banner 35 US Actress
11 Tom Drake 64 US Actor
12 Henry Fonda 77 US Actor, Producer
13 Joe E. Ross 68 US Actor
13 Charles Walters 70 US Director
14 Patrick Magee 58 UK Actor
19 Russell Waters 74 UK Actor
20 Ulla Jacobsson 53 Sweden Actress
20 Edward Ludwig 82 Russia Director
29 Ingrid Bergman 67 Sweden Actress, Producer
September 2 Jay Novello 78 US Actor
5 Richard Lane 83 US Actor
13 Philip Ober 80 US Actor
14 Grace Kelly 52 US, Monaco Actress
24 Sarah Churchill 67 UK Actress
28 Mabel Albertson 81 US Actress
28 Seth Banks 66 US Costume Designer
29 Lucy Griffiths 63 UK Actress
October 3 Vivien Merchant 53 UK Actress
5 Eddie Frewin 61 UK Transportation Co-ordinator
8 Fernando Lamas 67 Argentina Actor, Director
13 John Brahm 89 Germany Director
14 Dick Ung 59 US Animator
26 Valerio Zurlini 56 Italy Director, Writer
November 1 King Vidor 88 US Director, Producer
4 Dominique Dunne 22 US Actress Poltergeist
4 Jacques Tati 75 France Actor, Writer, Director
4 Talfryn Thomas 60 UK Actor Under Milk Wood
7 Elio Petri 53 Italy Director, Writer
10 John Bay 53 US Actor
17 Ruth Donnelly 86 US Actress
18 Forbes Murray 98 US Actor
21 Lee Patrick 80 US Actress
26 Robert Coote 73 US Actor
30 Verna Fields 64 US Film Editor
30 Eric Thompson 53 UK Actor, Writer
December 2 Marty Feldman 48 UK Actor, Director, Writer
4 George Tovey 68 UK Actor
10 Roy Webb 94 US Composer, Musical Director
21 Gladys Henson 83 UK Actress
22 Jack Webb 62 US Actor

Film debuts

See also

Notes

  1. ^ INR160 million;[5] 9.79 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1982[6]
  2. ^ 55.2 million Soviet tickets sold,[11] at average ticket price of 25 kopecks,[12] approximately 13.8 million SUR; 0.708 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1982[13]
  3. ^ Shaolin Temple - US$96 million
    • China - CN¥160 million[2] (US$85 million)[24]
    • Hong Kong - HK$16,157,801[25] (US$2,661,911)[24]
    • Japan - ¥1.65 billion[8] (US$6.62 million)[24]
    • South Korea - 294,065 tickets[26] - ?882.2 million[27] (US$1.21 million)[28]

References

  1. ^ "1982 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b "341.6?,". Sohu. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Charts - LES ENTREES EN FRANCE". JP's Box-Office. 1982. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne - 1982". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Box Office 1982, Box Office India
  6. ^ Monthly Commentary on Indian Economic Conditions, Volume 28, page xv, Indian Institute of Public Opinion, 1986
  7. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie - 1982". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "1982?(1?~12?)". Eiren. Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ " ?10?:". KungFu Tube (in Japanese). 5 September 2010. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Park, Seung Hyun (2000). A Cultural Interpretation of Korean Cinema, 1988-1997. Indiana University. p. 119. Average Ticket Prices in Korea, 1974-1997 [...] * Source: Korea Cinema Yearbook (1997-1998) * Currency: won [...] Foreign [...] 1982 [...] 3,000
  11. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved .
  12. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  13. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  14. ^ "Bilan Annuel Espagne - 1982". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "1982 Taiwan Box Office". National Chengchi University. 19 February 2001. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ BFI Statistical Yearbook (PDF) (2012 ed.). London: British Film Institute. 2013. pp. 22 & 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014. Retrieved 2009.
  18. ^ Scott, Vernon (November 12, 1982). "Stallone found new life in new film". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Retrieved 2012.
  19. ^ "Gandhi (1982) - Box Office Data, DVD and Blu-ray Sales, Movie News, Cast and Crew Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2015.
  20. ^ "Box Office Information for Poltergeist". The Numbers. Retrieved 2012.
  21. ^ "On Independence Day, here are the most successful Indian movies of every decade since 1947". Hindustan Times. 15 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (June 8, 1982). "'Star Trek II' Sets Mark for Sales at Opening". The New York Times. p. C11.
  24. ^ a b c "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ "Shaolin Temple (1982)". Hong Kong Movie Database. Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ "?". KOFIC. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ Park, Seung Hyun (2000). A Cultural Interpretation of Korean Cinema, 1988-1997. Indiana University. p. 119. Average Ticket Prices in Korea, 1974-1997 [...] * Source: Korea Cinema Yearbook (1997-1998) * Currency: won [...] Foreign [...] 1982 [...] 3,000
  28. ^ "Official exchange rate (KRW per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1982. Retrieved 2018.

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