1973 in film

The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
In television
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

Highest-grossing filmsEdit

United States and CanadaEdit

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in the United States and Canada are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1973
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Sting Universal Pictures $79,000,000[1]
2 The Exorcist Warner Bros. $66,300,000[2]
3 American Graffiti Universal Pictures $55,900,000[1]
4 The Way We Were Columbia Pictures $25,000,000[1]
5 Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $22,500,000[1]
6 Magnum Force Warner Bros. $20,100,000[3]
7 Paper Moon Paramount Pictures $16,559,000[3]
8 Live and Let Die United Artists/Eon Productions $15,925,000[3]
9 Last Tango in Paris United Artists $15,150,000[4]
10 The Devil in Miss Jones VCX Ltd./MB Productions $15,000,000[3]

Outside North AmericaEdit

The highest-grossing 1973 films in countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross Ref
France The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob SNC 7,295,727 admissions [5]
Germany Papillon Columbia Pictures 8,500,000 admissions [6]
Hong Kong The House of 72 Tenants Shaw Brothers Studio HK$5,600,000 [7]
India Bobby R. K. Films ₹110,000,000 (US$14,210,000) [8][nb 1]
Italy Malicious Paramount Pictures 11,756,327 admissions [10]
Soviet Union The Headless Horseman Lenfilm 64,900,000 admissions [11]
United Kingdom Live and Let Die Eon Productions 9,000,000 admissions [12]

Worldwide gross revenueEdit

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1973. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1973. The worldwide revenue for The Sting, for example, is not known. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

Title Worldwide gross Country Ref
The Exorcist $441,306,145[nb 2] United States [13]
Enter the Dragon $350,000,000[nb 2] Hong Kong
United States
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Live and Let Die $161,800,000 United Kingdom [15]
American Graffiti $140,000,000 United States [16]
Bobby $39,000,000 India [17][18]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 31st Golden Globe Awards
January 26, 1974
27th BAFTA Awards
March 6, 1974
46th Academy Awards
April 2, 1974
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Exorcist American Graffiti Day for Night The Sting
Best Director William Friedkin
The Exorcist
Francois Truffaut
Day for Night
George Roy Hill
The Sting
Best Actor Al Pacino
Serpico
George Segal
A Touch of Class
Walter Matthau
Charley Varrick and Pete 'n' Tillie
Jack Lemmon
Save the Tiger
Best Actress Marsha Mason
Cinderella Liberty
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Stephane Audran
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Just Before Nightfall
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor John Houseman
The Paper Chase
Arthur Lowe
O Lucky Man!
John Houseman
The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress Linda Blair
The Exorcist
Valentina Cortese
Day for Night
Tatum O'Neal
Paper Moon
Best Screenplay, Adapted William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carriere
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Best Screenplay, Original David S. Ward
The Sting
Best Original Score Neil Diamond
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Alan Price
O Lucky Man!
Marvin Hamlisch
The Way We Were
Marvin Hamlisch
The Sting
Best Original Song "The Way We Were"
The Way We Were
N/A "The Way We Were"
The Way We Were
Best Foreign Language Film The Pedestrian N/A Day for Night

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Notable films released in 1973Edit

United States unless stated

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1973 film releasesEdit

United States unless stated

January–MarchEdit

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BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Franciska Gaal 68 Hungary Actress, Singer
15 Coleman Francis 53 US Actor, Director
19 Max Adrian 69 Northern Ireland Actor
24 J. Carrol Naish 77 US Actor
26 Edward G. Robinson 79 Romania Actor
29 Ludwig Stossel 89 Austria Actor
31 Jack MacGowran 54 Ireland Actor
February 13 David Bauer 55 US Actor
15 Tim Holt 54 US Actor
15 Wally Cox 48 US Actor
22 Katina Paxinou 72 Greece Actress
24 Art Smith 73 US Actor
28 Cecil Kellaway 82 South Africa Actor
March 5 Rupert Crosse 45 US Actor
10 Robert Siodmak 72 Germany Director
13 Melville Cooper 76 England Actor
16 Carl Benton Reid 79 US Actor
19 Lauritz Melchior 82 US Singer
22 Kane Richmond 66 US Actor
23 Ken Maynard 77 US Actor
26 Noël Coward 73 England Actor, Songwriter
April 11 Ted de Corsia 69 US Actor
12 Arthur Freed 78 US Songwriter, Producer
14 Minna Gombell 80 US Actress
20 Robert Armstrong 82 US Actor
21 Merian C. Cooper 79 US Director, Producer, Screenwriter
21 Ursula Jeans 73 UK Actress
26 Irene Ryan 70 US Actress
May 4 Charles Grayson 69 US Screenwriter
6 Myrna Fahey 40 US Actress
10 Jack E. Leonard 63 US Actor, Comedian
11 Lex Barker 54 US Actor
12 Frances Marion 84 US Screenwriter
21 Vaughn Monroe 61 US Singer, Actor
29 P. Ramlee 44 Malaysia Actor, Director
June 5 Max Terhune 87 US Actor
10 William Inge 60 US Screenwriter, Playwright
16 Louise Latimer 60 US Actress
18 Roger Delgado 55 England Actor
23 Fay Holden 79 England Actress
25 Lars Tvinde 86 Norway Actor
26 Ernest Truex 83 US Actor
July 2 Betty Grable 56 US Actress
2 George Macready 73 US Actor
6 Joe E. Brown 80 US Actor
7 Veronica Lake 50 US Actress
11 Robert Ryan 63 US Actor
12 Lon Chaney, Jr. 67 US Actor
18 Jack Hawkins 62 England Actor
20 Bruce Lee 32 US Actor
30 Guy Middleton 65 England Actor
August 2 Jean-Pierre Melville 55 France Director
5 Warren Duff 69 US Producer, Screenwriter
10 Douglas Kennedy 57 US Actor
11 Peggie Castle 45 US Actress
16 Veda Ann Borg 58 US Actress
17 Eve Miller 50 US Actress
22 Louise Huff 77 US Actress
30 Michael Dunn 38 US Actor, Singer
31 John Ford 79 US Director
September 13 Betty Field 60 US Actress
21 Diana Sands 39 US Actress
26 Anna Magnani 65 Italy Actress
28 Norma Crane 44 US Actress
October 6 Sidney Blackmer 78 US Actor
6 Dennis Price 58 UK Actor
16 Cleo Moore 48 US Actress
18 Crane Wilbur 86 US Screenwriter, Director
27 Allan Lane 64 US Actor
November 13 Lila Lee 72 US Actress
20 Viola Lawrence 78 US Film Editor
23 Claire Dodd 64 US Actress
23 Constance Talmadge 75 US Actress
23 Sessue Hayakawa 84 Japan Actor
23 Adele Buffington 73 US Screenwriter
25 Laurence Harvey 45 Lithuania Actor
December 4 Michael O'Shea 67 US Actor
12 Ranald MacDougall 58 US Screenwriter, Director
20 Bobby Darin 37 US Actor, Singer
26 Steven Geray 69 Ukraine Actor
26 William Haines 73 US Actor
31 A. Edward Sutherland 78 England Director

DebutsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ ₹7.742 per US dollar in 1973[9]
  2. ^ a b Includes gross revenue from re-releases

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 360–361. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1974". Variety. January 8, 1975. p. 24.
  3. ^ a b c d Top 20 Films of 1973 by Domestic Revenue
  4. ^ Annual US Box Office Chart of 1973
  5. ^ "Charts - LES ENTREES EN FRANCE". JP's Box-Office. 1973. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Bilan Annuel Allemagne -1973". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  7. ^ Fu, Poshek; Desser, David (2002). The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity. Cambridge University Press. p. 95. ISBN 9780521776028.
  8. ^ "Box Office 1973". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  9. ^ "Pacific Exchange Rate Service" (PDF). UBC Sauder School of Business. University of British Columbia. p. 3. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie −1973". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  12. ^ "The Ultimate Chart: 1–100". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  13. ^ "The Exorcist (1973)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  14. ^ Polly, Matthew (2019). Bruce Lee: A Life. Simon and Schuster. p. 478. ISBN 978-1-5011-8763-6. Enter the Dragon struck a responsive chord across the globe. Made for a minuscule $850,000, it would gross $90 million worldwide in 1973 and go on to earn an estimated $350 million over the next forty-five years.
  15. ^ "Live and Let Die". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
  16. ^ "American Graffiti (1973) – Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  17. ^ "On Independence Day, here are the most successful Indian movies of every decade since 1947". Hindustan Times. 15 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1973. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  19. ^ "U.S. Rage of Chop-Socky Films; Karate Breaks Out of Chinatown". Variety. January 9, 1974. p. 72.
  20. ^ David-West, Alzo (January 2009). "The Literary Ideas of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il: An Introduction to North Korean Meta-Authorial Perspectives" (PDF). Cultural Logic. 12: 14. ISSN 1097-3087. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-23. Retrieved 2015-04-04.