1975 in film
- 1 Highest-grossing films
- 2 Worldwide gross
- 3 Events
- 4 Awards
- 5 Films released 1975
- 6 Notable films released in 1975
- 7 Births
- 8 Deaths
- 9 Film debuts
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
The top ten 1975 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:
|2||The Rocky Horror Picture Show||20th Century Fox||$112,892,319[note 1]|
|3||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest||United Artists||$108,981,275|
|4||Dog Day Afternoon||Warner Bros.||$50,000,000|
|6||The Return of the Pink Panther||MGM||$41,833,347|
|8||The Apple Dumpling Gang||Disney||$36,853,000|
|9||Aloha, Bobby and Rose||Columbia||$35,000,000|
|10||The Other Side of the Mountain||Universal||$34,673,100|
- While The Rocky Horror Picture Show has accumulated revenue across many years, technically it is still in its first release because it has never been withdrawn from distribution, and holds the record for the longest theatrical run in movie history.
The highest-grossing 1975 films in countries outside of North America.
|International market||Film||Revenue||Admissions||Ref||Production country|
|France||The Towering Inferno||N/A||4,466,376||||United States|
|Soviet Union||Bobby||$21,440,000||62,600,000||[n 2]||India|
|United States and Canada||Jaws||$260,000,000||128,078,800|||
The following table lists known worldwide gross figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1975. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1975. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.
|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest||N/A||78,706,404[n 3]|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show||$140,846,387[n 4]||58,431,570[n 5]||United Kingdom |
|Dog Day Afternoon||N/A||24,861,525[n 9]||United States|
- March 26: The film version of The Who's Tommy premieres in London.
- May: In order to create the necessary special effects for his film, Star Wars, George Lucas forms Industrial Light and Magic.
- June 20: Jaws is released and becomes the highest-grossing movie of all-time and the highest-grossing movie of the year and the first movie to earn $100 million in US and Canadian theatrical rentals, setting the standard for future blockbusters.
- August 14: The cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show premieres in London.
- November 23: Sneak Previews, the first American film review show, premieres and launches the careers of critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. They will remain a team, and a staple among film critics, through various programs for the next twenty-four years.
- December: Warner Bros. reorganize following John Calley's decision to step down as president-COO. Frank Wells becomes president again and shares CEO duties with Ted Ashley who also returns as chairman.
- Academy Awards
- BAFTA Awards
- Golden Globe Awards
- Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival): Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise)
- Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival): Adoption (Örökbefogadás)
Films released 1975Edit
- Note: US releases unless stated.
- January 1975
- January 1
- February 1975
- March 1975
- April 1975
- May 1975
- May 7
- May 8
- May 12
- May 14
- May 17
- May 20
- May 21
- May 22
- June 1975
- July 1975
- August 1975
- September 1975
- October 1975
- November 1975
- December 1975
- December 14
- December 18
- December 19
- December 20
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release)
- December 25
Notable films released in 1975Edit
- Note: US releases unless stated
- Aaron Loves Angela (December 25), directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., starring Moses Gunn
- Adoption (Örökbefogadás), winner of Golden Bear (Hungary)
- The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, directed by and starring Gene Wilder, with Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman (US/UK)
- The Adventures of the Wilderness Family, starring Robert Logan
- Afonya (USSR)
- Africa Express, starring Ursula Andress and Jack Palance (Italy)
- Aloha, Bobby and Rose (April 29), starring Paul Le Mat
- Anno Domini 1573 (Yugoslavia)
- Apoorva Raagangal (Rare Melodies) (India)
- The Apple Dumpling Gang, starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway
- At Long Last Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd
- Attilas '74, documentary (Cyprus)
- Autobiography of a Princess, directed by James Ivory, starring James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey (UK)
- Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Ryan O'Neal and Marisa Berenson (US/UK)
- The Beehive, directed by Fereydun Gole. (Iran)
- The Best of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures, directed by James Algar (documentary)
- Bim (Trinidad)
- Bite the Bullet (June 20), directed by Richard Brooks, starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson
- The Black Bird (December 25), starring George Segal
- A Boy and His Dog, starring Don Johnson
- Brannigan, starring John Wayne
- Breakheart Pass, starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna
- Breakout (May 22), starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Robert Duvall
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, a documentary film about the Great Depression (UK)
- Bucktown, starring Fred Williamson and Pam Grier
- Bugs Bunny: Superstar
- Capone, starring Ben Gazzara
- Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des Années de Braise) (Algeria)
- Chupke Chupke (Hush Hush), starring Dharmendra (India)
- The Claws of Light (Maynila... sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag) (Philippines)
- Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, starring Tamara Dobson and Stella Stevens
- Conduct Unbecoming, starring Stacy Keach, Michael York and Richard Attenborough (UK)
- Cooley High, starring Glynn Turman
- Coonskin, an animated film by Ralph Bakshi
- Cornbread, Earl and Me, starring Laurence Fishburne
- Crazy Mama, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Cloris Leachman, Ann Sothern, Linda Purl
- The Cycle (Dayereh-ye Mina) (Iran)
- The Day of the Locust, directed by John Schlesinger, starring Donald Sutherland, William Atherton, Karen Black
- Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone
- Deep Red, directed by Dario Argento, starring David Hemmings and Daria Nicolodi (Italy)
- Dersu Uzala, directed by Akira Kurosawa (USSR/Japan)
- Deewaar (The Wall), starring Shashi Kapoor (India)
- The Devil's Rain, starring Ernest Borgnine
- Dialogues of Exiles (Diálogos de exiliados) (Chile)
- Diamonds, starring Robert Shaw, Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey
- Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, starring Ron Ely
- Dog Day Afternoon (September 21), directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino, John Cazale, Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning
- The Drowning Pool, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Melanie Griffith
- The Eiger Sanction, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, with George Kennedy and Jack Cassidy
- The Empress Dowager (Qing guo qing cheng), starring Lisa Lu (Hong Kong)
- End of the Game, starring Maximilian Schell, Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt, Robert Shaw
- Das Erdbeben in Chili, directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms (West Germany)
- Escape to Witch Mountain, starring Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
- Evrydiki BA 2O37 (Ευριδίκη ΒΑ 2Ο37), directed by Nikos Nikolaidis (Greece/West Germany)
- Fantozzi (a.k.a. White Collar Blues) (Italy)
- Farewell, My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards, starring Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, Jack O'Halloran, Sylvia Miles, John Ireland
- Flame, starring Slade (UK)
- The Flower in His Mouth (Gente di rispetto), starring Jennifer O'Neill and Franco Nero (Italy)
- Fore Play, starring Zero Mostel and Estelle Parsons
- The Fortune, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Stockard Channing
- Fox (Faustrecht der Freiheit), directed by and starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder (West Germany)
- Framed, directed by Phil Karlson, starring Joe Don Baker
- French Connection II, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard
- Friday Foster, starring Pam Grier
- Funny Lady (March 15), directed by Herbert Ross, starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif
- Furtivos (Poachers) (Spain)
- Galileo, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Topol, Edward Fox, John Gielgud (UK)
- The Giant Spider Invasion, starring Barbara Hale, Leslie Parrish, Alan Hale, Jr.
- Give 'em Hell, Harry!, a biopic of Harry S. Truman starring James Whitmore
- God's Gun, starring Lee Van Cleef and Jack Palance (Italy/Israel)
- Gone with the West, starring James Caan, Stefanie Powers and Aldo Ray
- Grandsons of Zorro
- Graveyard of Honor (Jingi no hakaba) (Japan)
- Great, animated short (UK)
- The Great Waldo Pepper, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Margot Kidder, Susan Sarandon
- Grey Gardens, a documentary film
- Hababam Sınıfı (Outrageous Class) (Turkey)
- Hagiga B'Snuker (Party at the Snooker) (Israel)
- Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (Anderusen Dōwa Ningyo hime) (Japan)
- The Happy Hooker, starring Lynn Redgrave and Jean-Pierre Aumont
- Hard Times (October 8), directed by Walter Hill, starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn
- Hearts of the West, starring Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Andy Griffith
- Hedda, directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Peter Eyre and Glenda Jackson (UK)
- Hedgehog in the Fog (Yozhik v tumane) (USSR)
- Hello, I'm Your Aunt! (Zdravstvuyte, ya vasha tyotya!) (USSR)
- Hennessy, starring Rod Steiger and Lee Remick
- Hester Street, starring Carol Kane
- The Hiding Place, starring Julie Harris
- The Hindenburg, directed by Robert Wise, starring George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Gig Young
- The 'Human' Factor, directed by Edward Dmytryk, starring George Kennedy, John Mills, Rita Tushingham
- Hustle, directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson
- In Celebration, directed by Lindsay Anderson, starring Alan Bates and Brian Cox (UK)
- Inserts, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Veronica Cartwright, Bob Hoskins (UK)
- The Irony of Fate (Ironiya sudby, ili S lyogkim parom!) (USSR)
- Jacob the Liar (Jakob, der Lügner) (East Germany/Czechoslovakia)
- Jaws (June 20), directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, starring Delphine Seyrig (France/Belgium)
- Journey into Fear, starring Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux (Canada)
- Karayuki-san, the Making of a Prostitute, documentary by Shohei Imamura (Japan)
- Kaddu Beykat (a.k.a. Letter from My Village) (Senegal)
- Keetje Tippel (Katie Tippel), directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Monique van de Ven and Rutger Hauer (Netherlands)
- The Killer Elite, directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Caan and Robert Duvall
- L'important c'est d'aimer (That Most Important Thing: Love), starring Romy Schneider (France)
- The Land That Time Forgot, starring Doug McClure (UK)
- Legend of the Lawman (a.k.a. Walking Tall Part 2), starring Bo Svenson
- Legend of the Werewolf, starring Peter Cushing (UK)
- Lepke, starring Tony Curtis
- Let Joy Reign Supreme (Que la Fete Commence), directed by Bertrand Tavernier (France)
- Let's Do It Again, directed by and starring Sidney Poitier with Bill Cosby
- Lies My Father Told Me, directed by Ján Kadár (Canada)
- The Lion Roars Again, documentary short
- Lisztomania, directed by Ken Russell, starring Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas (UK)
- The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta (West Germany)
- Love and Death, directed by and starring Woody Allen, with Diane Keaton
- Lucky Lady, directed by Stanley Donen, starring Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds
- Mackintosh and T.J., starring Roy Rogers
- The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten), a film version of the Mozart opera directed by Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
- Mahogany, directed by Berry Gordy, starring Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont
- La Maldicion de la Bestia (Horror of the Werewolf), starring Paul Naschy (Spain)
- Man Friday, starring Peter O'Toole
- The Man in the Glass Booth, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring Maximilian Schell and Lois Nettleton
- The Man Who Would Be King, directed by John Huston, starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey (UK/US)
- Mandingo, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring James Mason, Susan George, Ken Norton, Perry King
- La marque de Zorro
- The Mirror (Zerkalo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (USSR)
- Mitchell, starring Joe Don Baker, Linda Evans, Martin Balsam, Merlin Olsen
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Gilliam and Jones (UK)
- Moonrunners, starring James Mitchum
- Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven (Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (West Germany)
- Mr. Ricco, starring Dean Martin
- My Friends (Amici miei), directed by Mario Monicelli (Italy)
- Nashville, directed by Robert Altman, starring Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Karen Black, Michael Murphy, Barbara Harris, Ned Beatty
- Night Moves, directed by Arthur Penn, starring Gene Hackman, Melanie Griffith, Susan Clark, Jennifer Warren
- Nights and Days (Noce i dnie) (Poland)
- Nishant (India)
- Numéro deux (aka Number Two) directed by Jean-Luc Godard (France)
- The Noah, starring Robert Strauss
- The Old Gun (Le vieux fusil), starring Philippe Noiret and Romy Schneider (France)
- Once Is Not Enough, starring Kirk Douglas, David Janssen, Brenda Vaccaro, Deborah Raffin, George Hamilton
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (November 19), directed by Miloš Forman, starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Danny DeVito
- One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, starring Peter Ustinov and Helen Hayes (US/UK)
- Operation Daybreak, starring Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Andrews, Martin Shaw (US/Czechoslovakia)
- Osadeni Dushi (Doomed Souls) (Bulgaria)
- The Other Side of the Mountain, starring Marilyn Hassett and Beau Bridges
- Out of Season, starring Vanessa Redgrave
- Overlord, directed by Stuart Cooper (UK)
- The Passenger, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, starring Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Steven Berkoff (Italy/France)
- Peeper, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Michael Caine
- Permission to Kill, starring Dirk Bogarde and Ava Gardner
- Picnic at Hanging Rock, directed by Peter Weir, starring Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse (Australia)
- The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (Flåklypa Grand Prix) (Norway)
- Posse, directed by and starring Kirk Douglas
- The Prisoner of Second Avenue, directed by Melvin Frank, starring Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft
- The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana), directed by Andrzej Wajda (Poland)
- Queen of the Gypsies (Tabor ukhodit v nebo) (USSR)
- Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, starring Maureen Stapleton and Charles Durning
- Race with the Devil, starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit, Lara Parker
- Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins, starring Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Mackenzie Phillips
- Rancho Deluxe, starring Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley, Clifton James, Harry Dean Stanton, Slim Pickens
- The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Michael Sarrazin, Margot Kidder, Jennifer O'Neill
- The Return of the Pink Panther (May 21), directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom (UK)
- The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (Kaette kita onna hissatsu ken) (Japan)
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (August 14), directed by Jim Sharman, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick (US/UK)
- Rollerball, directed by Norman Jewison, starring James Caan, John Houseman, John Beck, Maud Adams
- The Romantic Englishwoman, directed by Joseph Losey, starring Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger (UK)
- Rooster Cogburn, starring John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn
- Rosebud, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Peter O'Toole
- Royal Flash, directed by Richard Lester, starring Malcolm McDowell, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates (UK)
- Russian Roulette, starring George Segal
- Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (aka Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy/France)
- Le Sauvage (a.k.a. Lovers Like Us), starring Catherine Deneuve and Yves Montand (France)
- The Sensuous Nurse (L'Infermiera), starring Ursula Andress, Luciana Paluzzi, Jack Palance (Italy)
- Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze), directed by Lina Wertmüller (Italy)
- Shampoo (February 11), directed by Hal Ashby, starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Carrie Fisher
- Shivers (a.k.a. They Came from Within) (Canada)
- Sholay, the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time (India)
- Slashed Dreams, starring Peter Hooten and Robert Englund
- Smile, directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon
- Special Section (Section spéciale), directed by Costa Gavras (France)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, re-release
- The Stepford Wives (February 12), directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Tina Louise
- The Story of Adele H. (L'Histoire d'Adèle H.), directed by François Truffaut, starring Isabelle Adjani and Bruce Robinson (France)
- The Strongest Man in the World, starring Kurt Russell
- Sunday Too Far Away, starring Jack Thompson (Australia)
- The Sunshine Boys, directed by Herbert Ross, starring Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin
- Supervixens, cult adult film directed by Russ Meyer
- Switchblade Sisters (a.k.a. The Jezebels), directed by Jack Hill
- Take a Hard Ride, starring Jim Brown and Lee Van Cleef
- Terror of Mechagodzilla (Mekagojira no gyakushu), directed by Ishirō Honda (Japan)
- They Fought for Their Country (Они сражались за Родину), directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (USSR)
- Three Days of the Condor, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson
- Tommy (March 19), directed by Ken Russell, starring Oliver Reed, Ann-Margret, Jack Nicholson, Roger Daltrey (UK)
- The Travelling Players (Ο Θίασος; O Thiassos), directed by Theo Angelopoulos (Greece)
- The Ultimate Warrior, starring Yul Brynner
- Unter dem Pflaster ist der Strand, directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms (West Germany)
- Villa Zone (Vilna Zona), directed by Eduard Zahariev, starring Itzhak Fintzi, Katya Paskaleva, Naum Shopov (Bulgaria)
- W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Burt Reynolds and Art Carney
- Walking Tall Part 2, starring Bo Svenson
- White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kay Lenz
- The Wilby Conspiracy, directed by Ralph Nelson, starring Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine (UK)
- The Wild Party, directed by James Ivory, starring Raquel Welch, James Coco, Perry King
- The Wind and the Lion (May 22), directed by John Milius, starring Sean Connery and Candice Bergen
- A Woman's Decision (Bilans kwartalny) (Poland)
- The Wrong Move, directed by Wim Wenders, starring Rüdiger Vogler and Hanna Schygulla (West Germany)
- January 1: Sonali Bendre, Indian actress
- January 2: Dax Shepard, American actor
- January 3
- January 5: Bradley Cooper, American actor and film director
- January 31: Preity Zinta, Indian actress
- February 14: Malik Zidi, French actor
- February 22: Drew Barrymore, American actress and director
- March 15: Will.i.am, American actor and singer/rapper
- March 22: Guillermo Diaz, American actor
- March 27: Stacy Ferguson, American actress and singer-songwriter
- April 2:
- May 3: Christina Hendricks, American actress
- May 22: Harriet Toompere, Estonian actress
- June 4: Angelina Jolie, American actress
- June 8: Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress
- June 25: Linda Cardellini, American actress
- June 27: Tobey Maguire, American actor
- July 6: 50 Cent, American actor and rapper
- July 11: Bridgette Andersen, American actress (d. 1997)
- July 17: Cécile de France, Belgian actress
- July 20: Judy Greer, American actress
- July 23: Suriya, Indian actor
- July 28: Ori Pfeffer, Israeli actor
- August 7: Charlize Theron, South African actress
- August 12: Casey Affleck, American actor
- August 29: Dante Basco, American actor
- September 22: Mireille Enos, American actress
- September 30
- October 5
- October 7: Kaspars Znotiņš, Latvian actor
- November 6: Sean Patrick Maclam, Scottish Grindhouse film director
- November 19: Sushmita Sen, Indian actress
- November 22: James Madio, American actor
- December 1: David Hornsby, American actor
- December 5: Paula Patton, American actress
- December 17
- December 27: Heather O'Rourke, American child actress (d. 1988)
|January||1||Arthur Pierson||73||Norway/US||Director, Actor|
|27||Bill Walsh||61||US||Screenwriter, Producer|
|March||3||Edward H. Griffith||86||US||Director|
|8||George Stevens||70||US||Director, Producer|
|15||John H. Auer||68||Hungary||Director, Producer|
|15||Arthur Crabtree||74||UK||Director, Screenwriter|
|22||Cass Daley||59||US||Actress, Singer|
|July||2||James Robertson Justice||68||UK||Actor|
|28||Alfred L. Werker||78||US||Director|
|31||Joseph Calleia||78||Malta/US||Actor, Singer|
|November||2||Pier Paolo Pasolini||53||Italy||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|9||William A. Wellman||79||US||Director|
|21||Rowland V. Lee||84||US||Director|
- Kim Cattrall – Rosebud
- Tim Curry – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Brad Dourif – W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
- Laurence Fishburne – Cornbread, Earl and Me
- Carrie Fisher – Shampoo
- Richard Gere – Report to the Commissioner
- Bernard Hill – It Could Happen to You
- Nastassja Kinski – The Wrong Move
- Christopher Lloyd – One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Mary Stuart Masterson – The Stepford Wives
- Bill Murray – Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle
- Kate Nelligan – The Romantic Englishwoman
- Bill Paxton – Crazy Mama
- Dennis Quaid – Crazy Mama
- Rajinikanth – Apoorva Raagangal
- Chris Sarandon – Dog Day Afternoon
- Patrick Stewart – Hennessy
- John Travolta – The Devil's Rain
- Treat Williams – Deadly Hero (filmed in 1975, released in May 1976)
- Rudy Ray Moore – Dolemite
- Sholay in India: ₹350 million at Indian box office, 8.3759 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975
- Bobby in the Soviet Union: 15.65 million SUR[nb 1] (US$21.44 million,[nb 2] ₹19.24 crore)[nb 3] in 1975
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest box office admissions:
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show gross revenue:
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show box office admissions:
- 60 million tickets sold, average ticket price of 25 kopecks
- 64.4 руб per $100 in 1979
- Sholay gross revenue:
- Dog Day Afternoon box office admissions:
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