1964 in film

The year 1964 in film involved some significant events, including two highly successful musical films, Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1964 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1964
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Mary Poppins Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $31,000,000[1]
2 My Fair Lady Warner Bros. $30,000,000[2]
3 Goldfinger United Artists/Eon Productions $22,500,000[1]
4 The Carpetbaggers Paramount Pictures $15,500,000[1]
5 From Russia With Love United Artists/Eon Productions $9,200,000[1]
6 A Shot in the Dark United Artists/The Mirisch Company $6,748,000[3]
7 What a Way to Go! 20th Century Fox $6,100,000[4]
8 The Unsinkable Molly Brown Metro-Goldwyn Mayer $6,040,000[3]
9 The Pink Panther United Artists/The Mirisch Company $5,935,000[3]
10 A Hard Day's Night United Artists $5,800,000[5]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: My Fair LadyWarner Bros.
Best Director: George CukorMy Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex HarrisonMy Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie AndrewsMary Poppins
Best Supporting Actor: Peter UstinovTopkapi
Best Supporting Actress: Lila KedrovaZorba the Greek
Best Foreign Language Film: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani), directed by Vittorio De Sica, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Becket
Best Actor: Peter O'TooleBecket
Best Actress: Anne BancroftThe Pumpkin Eater
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: My Fair Lady
Best Actor: Rex HarrisonMy Fair Lady
Best Actress: Julie AndrewsMary Poppins
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Edmond O'BrienSeven Days in May
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes MooreheadHush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Best Director: George CukorMy Fair Lady

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), directed by Jacques Demy, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Susuz Yaz (Dry Summer), directed by Ismail Metin, Turkey

1964 film releasesEdit

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United States unless stated

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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. ^ Tzioumakis, Yannis; Krämer, Peter (2018). The Hollywood Renaissance: Revisiting American Cinema's Most Celebrated Era. ISBN 978-1-5013-3787-1. Indeed, by the time of Variety's next annual review in January 1967, My Fair Lady was at number six in the all-time chart (with domestic rentals (that is the share of ticket sales which the distributor receives in the United States of $30 million; all rental figures in this chapter relate only to the domestic market), Mary Poppins at number five ($31 million), and The Sound of Music at number one, having overtaken Gone With the Wind, a record sum to which, Variety predicted, millions would be added in 1967.
  3. ^ a b c Top 20 Films of 1964 by Domestic Revenue
  4. ^ "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39.
  5. ^ Tzioumakis, Yannis; Romanowski, William D. (2017). Risky Business: Rock in Film. ISBN 978-1-3514-9284-3. By October 1964, A Hard Day's Night has grossed $5.8 million in U.S. rentals.
  6. ^ Overview for Swingers' Paradise (1965)", Turner Classic Movies page