1926 in film

The following is an overview of 1926 in film, including significant events, a list of films released, and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film
In television
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1926 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1926
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,300,000[1]
2 What Price Glory? Fox Film Corporation $2,000,000[2]
3 Beau Geste Paramount Pictures $1,500,000[2]
4 Don Juan Warner Bros. $1,258,000[3]
5 Old Ironsides Paramount Pictures $1,100,000[4]
6 The Black Pirate
The Cohens and Kellys
United Artists
Universal Pictures
$1,000,000[4]
7 Sparrows United Artists $966,878[5]
8 The Better 'Ole Warner Bros. $955,000[6]
9 The Son of the Sheik United Artists $820,000[7]
10 The Sea Beast Warner Bros. $814,000[6]

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Notable films released in 1926Edit

For the complete list of US film releases for the year, see United States films of 1926

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Comedy film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

  • Felix the Cat (1919–1936)
  • Koko the Clown (1919–1934)
  • Alice Comedies
    • Alice on the Farm
    • Alice's Balloon Race
    • Alice's Orphan
    • Alice's Little Parade
    • Alice's Mysterious Mystery
    • Alice Charms the Fish
    • Alice's Monkey Business
    • Alice in the Wooly West
    • Alice the Fire Fighter
    • Alice Cuts the Ice
    • Alice Helps the Romance
    • Alice's Spanish Guitar
    • Alice's Brown Derby
    • Alice the Lumber Jack
  • Koko's Song Car Tunes (1924–1927)
  • Krazy Kat (1925–1940)
  • Un-Natural History (1925–1927)
  • Pete the Pup (1926–1927)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, Sheldon (2010). Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History. Wayne State University Press. p. 56.
  2. ^ a b "The All Time Best Sellers". International Motion Picture Almanac 1937–38. Quigley Publishing Company. p. 942. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15.
  4. ^ a b "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for Sparrows
  6. ^ 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 4 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  7. ^ Movie Box Office Grosses: 1925 through 1931
  8. ^ Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro, André Soares p 99
  9. ^ Jay Leyda (1960). Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film. George Allen & Unwin. p. 205.
  10. ^ "Marilyn Monroe | Biography, Movies, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ Charles Avery;IMDb.com