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The year 1961 in film involved some significant events, with West Side Story winning 10 Academy Awards.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964

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Top-grossing films (US)Edit

Top-grossing films by countryEdit

The highest-grossing 1961 films from countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross
India Gunga Jumna Mehboob Studio $14,610,000[n 2]
Soviet Union Striped Trip Lenfilm[11] $12,720,000[n 3]

AwardsEdit

Notable films released in 1961Edit

US unless stated

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

Short film seriesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Film debutsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 4.79 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1948 to 1966[10]
  2. ^ 7 crore[9] (US$14.61 million)[n 1]
  3. ^ 11.45 million Soviet rubles (45.8 million tickets sold,[12] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[13] 0.9 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Box Office Information for West Side Story. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for |The Guns of Navarone. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Box Office Information for El Cid. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for The Absent-Minded Professor. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for The Parent Trap. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for Lover Come Back. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for King of Kings. The Numbers. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Box Office Information for One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  9. ^ "Box Office 1961". Box Office India. Retrieved 2011-12-21.
  10. ^ "Rupee's journey since Independence: Down by 65 times against dollar", The Economic Times, 24 August 2013
  11. ^ Striped Trip on IMDb
  12. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev. "Отечественные фильмы в советском кинопрокате".
  13. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  14. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls