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The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

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Highest-grossing filmsEdit

United States and CanadaEdit

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1982 (United States and Canada)[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal $359,197,037
2. Tootsie Columbia $177,200,000
3. An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount $129,795,554
4. Rocky III United Artists $124,146,897
5. Porky's 20th Century Fox $105,492,483
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount $78,912,963
7. 48 Hrs. $78,868,508
8. Poltergeist MGM $76,606,280
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal $69,701,637
10. Annie Columbia $57,059,003

Outside North AmericaEdit

The highest-grossing 1982 films in countries outside of North America.

International market Title Director Production country Gross Source
China Shaolin Temple Chang Hsin Yen China / Hong Kong CN¥160,000,000 [2]
France E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,881,332 admissions [3]
Germany E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,666,017 admissions [4]
India Vidhaata Subhash Ghai India $16,343,207 [n 1]
Italy E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 10,298,000 admissions [7]
Japan The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys South Africa ¥2,360,000,000 [8]
South Korea Dragon Lord Jackie Chan Hong Kong ₩894,366,000 [9][10]
Soviet Union Sportloto-82 Leonid Gaidai Soviet Union $19,490,000 [n 2]
Spain E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,719,932 admissions [14]
Taiwan The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys South Africa NT$39,431,235 [15]
United Kingdom E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States £21,700,000 [16]

Worldwide gross revenueEdit

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1982. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1982.

Title Worldwide gross (US$) Source(s) Production country
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $792,910,554 [17] United States
Rocky III $270,000,000 [18]
Gandhi $127,767,889 [19] India
United Kingdom
Poltergeist $121,706,019 [20] United States
Disco Dancer $106,000,000 [21][22] India
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $97,000,000 [23] United States
Shaolin Temple $96,000,000 [n 3] China
Hong Kong

EventsEdit

  • June 11
  • June 22 – The Coca-Cola Company acquires Columbia Pictures for $750 million.
  • July 9 — Sci-fi movie Tron is the first feature film to use computer animation extensively.
  • July 23 — During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are accidentally killed during a scene involving an operated helicopter. The accident leads to reforms in filmmaking safety and child-labor laws.
  • October 22 – First Blood is released to widespread commercial and critical success. It will go on to launch the extremely popular Rambo film franchise.
  • December 8 – Comedian Eddie Murphy makes his film debut in 48 Hrs. which becomes a hit and starts his film career.
  • December 17 – Tootsie is released and becomes the highest-grossing comedy of all-time and Columbia Pictures highest-grossing film with $177 million.
  • The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters.

AwardsEdit

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gandhi – Indo-British Films, Columbia
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie
Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Tootsie
Best Actor: Dustin HoffmanTootsie
Best Actress: Julie AndrewsVictor/Victoria
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India


Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Inchon
Worst Director (tie): Ken AnnakinThe Pirate Movie
Worst Director (tie): Terence YoungInchon
Worst Actor: Laurence OlivierInchon
Worst Actress: Pia ZadoraButterfly
Worst Supporting Actor: Ed McMahonButterfly
Worst Supporting Actress: Aileen QuinnAnnie
Worst Screenplay: Robin Moore & Laird KoenigInchon


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Yol (The Way), directed by Yılmaz Güney, Turkey


Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / USA


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany

Notable films released in 1982Edit

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1982 Wide-release moviesEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

Notable deathsEdit

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Victor Buono 43 USA Actor
1 Margot Grahame 70 UK Actress
4 Kathryn Scola 90 USA Screenwriter
5 Hans Conried 64 USA Actor
5 Harvey Lembeck 58 USA Actor
8 Reta Shaw 69 USA Actress
8 Grégoire Aslan 73 UK Actor
10 Paul Lynde 55 USA Actor
30 Stanley Holloway 91 UK Actor
February 5 Dolores Moran 58 USA Actress
11 Eleanor Powell 69 USA Actress, Dancer
12 Victor Jory 79 USA Actor
17 Lee Strasberg 80 USA Actor, Director
24 Virginia Bruce 71 USA Actress
March 5 John Belushi 33 USA Actor
6 Ayn Rand 77 USA Writer, Actress
19 Alan Badel 58 UK Actor, Miscellaneous
21 Harry H. Corbett 57 UK Actor, Writer
22 Harold Goldblatt 82 UK Actor
26 Sam Kydd 67 UK Actor
27 Betty Schade 87 USA Actress, Writer
29 Rudy Bond 69 USA Actor
April 3 Warren Oates 53 USA Actor
15 Arthur Lowe 66 UK Actor
21 Joe Sawyer 75 USA Actor
25 W. R. Burnett 82 USA Screenwriter
25 Don Wilson 81 USA Actor
26 Celia Johnson 73 UK Actress
27 Tom Tully 73 USA Actor
May 2 Helmut Dantine 63 Austria Actor, Producer
2 Hugh Marlowe 71 USA Actor
2 Wini Shaw 75 USA Actress, Singer
14 Hugh Beaumont 73 USA Actor
16 Leigh Snowden 52 USA Actress
29 Romy Schneider 43 France Actress
June 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 37 Germany Writer, Director, Actor
18 Curd Jürgens 66 Austria Actor, Director
29 Michael Brennan 69 UK Actor
29 Henry King 96 USA Director, Producer
July 8 Isa Miranda 73 Italy Actress
12 Kenneth More 67 UK Actor
18 John Maxwell 64 USA Actor
19 John Harvey 70 UK Actor
23 Vic Morrow 53 USA Actor
August 2 Cathleen Nesbitt 93 UK Actress
7 Jill Banner 35 USA Actress
11 Tom Drake 64 USA Actor
12 Henry Fonda 77 USA Actor, Producer
13 Joe E. Ross 68 USA Actor
13 Charles Walters 70 USA Director
14 Patrick Magee 58 UK Actor
19 Russell Waters 74 UK Actor
20 Ulla Jacobsson 53 Sweden Actress
20 Edward Ludwig 82 Russia Director
29 Ingrid Bergman 67 Sweden Actress, Producer
September 2 Jay Novello 78 USA Actor
5 Richard Lane 83 USA Actor
13 Philip Ober 80 USA Actor
14 Grace Kelly 52 USA, Monaco Actress
24 Sarah Churchill 67 UK Actress
28 Mabel Albertson 81 USA Actress
28 Seth Banks 66 USA Costume Designer
29 Lucy Griffiths 63 UK Actress
3 Vivien Merchant 53 UK Actress
5 Eddie Frewin 61 UK Transportation Co-ordinator
8 Fernando Lamas 67 Argentina Actor, Director
13 John Brahm 89 Germany Director
14 Dick Ung 59 USA Animator
26 Valerio Zurlini 56 Italy Director, Writer
November 1 King Vidor 88 USA Director, Producer
4 Dominique Dunne 22 USA Actress Poltergeist
4 Jacques Tati 75 France Actor, Writer, Director
4 Talfryn Thomas 60 UK Actor Under Milk Wood
7 Elio Petri 53 Italy Director, Writer
10 John Bay 53 USA Actor
17 Ruth Donnelly 86 USA Actress
18 Forbes Murray 98 USA Actor
21 Lee Patrick 80 USA Actress
26 Robert Coote 73 USA Actor
30 Verna Fields 64 USA Film Editor
30 Eric Thompson 53 UK Actor, Writer
December 2 Marty Feldman 48 UK Actor, Director, Writer
4 George Tovey 68 UK Actor
10 Roy Webb 94 USA Composer, Musical Director
21 Gladys Henson 83 UK Actress
22 Jack Webb 62 USA Actor

Film debutsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 160 million;[5] 9.79 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1982[6]
  2. ^ 55.2 million Soviet tickets sold,[11] at average ticket price of 25 kopecks,[12] approximately 13.8 million SUR; 0.708 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1982[13]
  3. ^ Shaolin TempleUS$96 million
    • China – CN¥160 million[2] (US$85 million)[24]
    • Hong Kong – HK$16,157,801[25] (US$2,661,911)[24]
    • Japan – ¥1.65 billion[8] (US$6.62 million)[24]
    • South Korea – 294,065 tickets[26] – ₩882.2 million[27] (US$1.21 million)[28]

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  12. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
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  17. ^ "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
  18. ^ Scott, Vernon (November 12, 1982). "Stallone found new life in new film". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
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  20. ^ "Box Office Information for Poltergeist". The Numbers. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  21. ^ "On Independence Day, here are the most successful Indian movies of every decade since 1947". Hindustan Times. 15 August 2018.
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  23. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (June 8, 1982). "'Star Trek II' Sets Mark for Sales at Opening". The New York Times. p. C11.
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  25. ^ "Shaolin Temple (1982)". Hong Kong Movie Database. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  26. ^ "영화정보". KOFIC. Korean Film Council. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  27. ^ Park, Seung Hyun (2000). A Cultural Interpretation of Korean Cinema, 1988-1997. Indiana University. p. 119. Average Ticket Prices in Korea, 1974-1997 [...] * Source: Korea Cinema Yearbook (1997-1998) * Currency: won [...] Foreign [...] 1982 [...] 3,000
  28. ^ "Official exchange rate (KRW per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1982. Retrieved 7 December 2018.