Year In Film 1961

  • Number of Releases: 462
  • CinemaScope releases: 35
  • Number of theatres: 21,000 (6,000 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 42,000,000
  • Average ticket price: $0.69
  • Box office receipts: $921,000,000

Top box office stars- Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Sandra Dee, Jerry Lewis, William Holden, Tony Curtis, Elvis Presley

Top grossing films- The Guns of Navarone $8.6m, The Absent-Minded Professor $8.2m, The Parent Trap $8m, Swiss Family Robinson $7.5m, Exodus $7.4m

  • Palme d’Or- Viridiana & Une Aussi Longue Absence
  • Academy Award- West Side Story
  • Golden Globes- The Guns of Navarone, A Mojority of One, West Side Story
  • NY Film Critics- West Side Story

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