Year In Film 1980

  • Number of Releases: 245
  • Percentage of households with VCRs: 2%
  • Number of screens: 17,600 (3,550 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 19653
  • Average ticket price: $2.69
  • Box office receipts: $2,748,500,000

Top box office stars- Burt Reynolds, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Sally Field, Sissy Spacek, Barbra Streisand, Steve Martin

Top grossing films- The Empire Strikes Back $120m, Kramer vs Kramer $60.5m, The Jerk $43m, Airplane $38m, Smokey and the Bandit 2 $37.6m

  • Palme d’Or- Kagemusha
  • Academy Award- Ordinary People
  • Golden Globes- Ordinary People & Coal Miner’s Daughter
  • NY Film Critics- Ordinary People

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