1958 in film

The year 1958 in film in the US involved some significant events, including the hit musicals South Pacific and Gigi, the latter of which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

List of years in film
In television
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1958 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1958
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 South Pacific Magna/20th Century Fox $16,300,000[1]
2 Auntie Mame Warner Bros. $9,100,000[1]
3 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $7,660,000[2]
4 No Time for Sergeants Warner Bros. $7,500,000[1]
5 Gigi Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $6,500,000[2]
6 The Vikings United Artists/Brynaprod/Curtleigh Productions $6,000,000[1]
7 The Young Lions 20th Century Fox $4,480,000[3]
8 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness $4,400,000[3]
9 Some Came Running Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,245,000[2]
10 Indiscreet Warner Bros. $3,600,000[4]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 16th Golden Globe Awards
March 5, 1959
31st Academy Awards
April 6, 1959
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film The Defiant Ones Auntie Mame (Comedy)
Gigi (Musical)
Gigi
Best Director Vincente Minnelli
Gigi
Best Actor David Niven
Separate Tables
Danny Kaye
Me and the Colonel
David Niven
Separate Tables
Best Actress Susan Hayward
I Want to Live!
Rosalind Russell
Auntie Mame
Susan Hayward
I Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor Burl Ives
The Big Country
Best Supporting Actress Hermione Gingold
Gigi
Wendy Hiller
Separate Tables
Best Foreign Language Film Girl and the River
The Road a Year Long
Rosemary
Mon Oncle

Notable films released in 1958Edit

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Carry On series (1958–1992)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ a b "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Top 20 Films of 1958 by Domestic Revenue