1953 in film

The year 1953 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1953 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1953
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Robe 20th Century Fox $17,500,000[1]
2 From Here to Eternity Columbia Pictures $12,200,000[1]
3 Shane Paramount Pictures $8,000,000[1]
4 How to Marry a Millionaire 20th Century Fox $7,300,000[1]
5 Peter Pan Walt Disney/RKO Radio Pictures $6,000,000[1]
6 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 20th Century Fox $5,100,000[1]
7 Salome Columbia Pictures $4,750,000[2]
8 House of Wax Warner Bros. $4,700,000[3]
9 Mogambo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,576,000[4]
10 Knights of the Round Table $4,518,000[4]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 11th Golden Globe Awards
January 22, 1954
26th Academy Awards
March 25, 1954
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film The Robe From Here to Eternity
Best Director Fred Zinnemann
From Here to Eternity
Best Actor Spencer Tracy
The Actress
David Niven
The Moon Is Blue
William Holden
Stalag 17
Best Actress Audrey Hepburn
Roman Holiday
Ethel Merman
Call Me Madam
Audrey Hepburn
Roman Holiday
Best Supporting Actor Frank Sinatra
From Here to Eternity
Best Supporting Actress Grace Kelly
Mogambo
Donna Reed
From Here to Eternity
Best Screenplay, Adapted Helen Deutsch
Lili
Daniel Taradash
From Here to Eternity
Best Screenplay, Original Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch and Richard L. Breen
Titanic

Notable films released in 1953Edit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 298–299. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.