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Highest-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1974 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1974
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. Blazing Saddles Warner Bros. $119,500,000[1]
2. The Towering Inferno 20th Century Fox $116,000,000[2]
3. The Trial of Billy Jack Warner Bros. $89,000,000[3]
4. Young Frankenstein 20th Century Fox $86,273,333[4]
5. Earthquake Universal $79,666,653[5]
6. The Godfather Part II Paramount $47,542,841[6]
7. Airport 1975 Universal $47,285,152[7]
8. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Sunn Classic Pictures $45,411,063[8]
9. The Longest Yard Paramount $43,008,075[9]
10. Benji Mulberry Square Releasing $39,552,000[10]

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AwardsEdit

Notable films released in 1974Edit

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1974 film releasesEdit

U.S.A. unless stated

January–MarchEdit

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July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 Tex Ritter 68 USA Actor, Singer
3 Gino Cervi 72 Italy Actor
14 Paul Whitsun-Jones 50 UK Actor
31 Samuel Goldwyn 94 Poland Producer, Studio Executive
31 Roger Pryor 72 USA Actor
February 7 Arline Judge 61 USA Actress
11 Anna Q. Nilsson 85 Sweden Actress
23 Florence Rice 67 USA Actress
23 Harry Ruby 79 USA Screenwriter, Composer
27 Orry-Kelly 66 Australia Costume Designer
28 Carole Lesley 38 UK Actress
March 3 Barbara Ruick 43 USA Actress, Singer
5 Billy De Wolfe 67 USA Actor
7 Alberto Rabagliati 67 Italy Actor, Singer
8 Martha Wentworth 84 USA Actress, Voice Actress
13 Howard St. John 68 USA Actor
19 Edward Platt 58 USA Actor
28 Dorothy Fields 68 USA Songwriter
28 Francoise Rosay 82 France Actress
29 Seton I. Miller 71 USA Screenwriter
April 2 Douglass Dumbrille 84 Canada Actor
10 Patricia Collinge 81 Ireland Actress
18 Betty Compson 77 USA Actress
20 Peter Lee Lawrence 30 Germany Actor
24 Bud Abbott 78 USA Actor
24 Agnes Moorehead 73 USA Actress
May 18 Mary Maguire 55 Australia Actress
24 Duke Ellington 75 USA Composer
25 Donald Crisp 91 UK Actor
June 6 Blanche Yurka 86 USA Actress
10 Lewis R. Foster 75 USA Director, Screenwriter
17 Pamela Britton 51 USA Actress
28 Frank Sutton 50 USA Actor
July 13 Joe Flynn 48 USA Actor
13 Marthe Vinot 79 France Actress
27 Julián de Meriche 65 Mexico Actor
28 Truman Bradley 69 USA Actor, Narrator
August 13 Ilona Massey 64 Hungary Actress
16 Maxwell Reed 55 Ireland Actor
September 6 Olga Baclanova 78 Russia Actress
6 Otto Kruger 89 USA Actor
14 Barbara Jo Allen 68 USA Actress
14 Warren Hull 71 USA Actor
18 Edna Best 74 UK Actress
21 Jacqueline Susann 56 USA Author, Actress
21 Walter Brennan 80 USA Actor
22 Stephanie Bidmead 45 UK Actress
27 James R. Webb 64 USA Screenwriter
October 13 Ed Sullivan 73 USA Actor
November 7 Rodolfo Acosta 54 Mexico Actor
13 Vittorio De Sica 73 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter
14 Johnny Mack Brown 70 USA Actor
17 Clive Brook 87 UK Actor
25 Rosemary Lane 61 USA Actress, Singer
December 4 Lee Kinsolving 36 USA Actor
5 Pietro Germi 60 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter
10 Paul Richards 50 USA Actor
11 Reed Hadley 63 USA Actor
15 Anatole Litvak 72 Ukraine Director, Producer
21 Richard Long 47 USA Actor
26 Jack Benny 80 USA Actor

Film debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for Blazing Saddles". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "Box Office Information for The Towering Inferno". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Box Office Information for The Trial of Billy Jack". The Numbers. Retrieved May 16, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Box Office Information for Young Frankenstein". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Box Office Information for Earthquake". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Box Office Information for The Godfather Part II". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Box Office Information for Airport 1975". The Numbers. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Box Office Information for The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Box Office Information for The Longest Yard". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  10. ^ "Box Office Information for Benji". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 28, 2011.