1938 in film

The year 1938 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film
In television
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1938 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1938
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Boys Town Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,828,000[1]
2 Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century Fox $2,630,000[2]
3 Test Pilot Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,431,000[1]
4 You Can't Take It with You Columbia Pictures $2,137,575[3]
5 Sweethearts Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,017,000[4]
6 In Old Chicago 20th Century Fox $1,964,000[2]
7 The Adventures of Robin Hood Warner Bros. $1,928,000[5]
8 Marie Antoinette
If I Were King
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Paramount Pictures
$1,800,000[1][2]
9 The Adventures of Marco Polo United Artists/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $1,700,000[2]
10 Love Finds Andy Hardy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,637,000[1]

EventsEdit

Academy AwardsEdit

1938 film releasesEdit

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Notable films released in 1938Edit

United States unless stated

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ a b c d "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  3. ^ Joseph McBride, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success University Press of Mississippi, 1992 p 381
  4. ^ Turk, Edward Baron "Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald" (University of California Press, 1998)
  5. ^ 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 18 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  6. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film (fourth ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 1887. ISBN 9781526111968.