Year In Film 1955

A new type of content to stimulate the masses. I am going to list facts I find interesting, and I hope you do too, for a year in film. I am going to jump around to keep it more interesting. Let me know what you think. It’s ok to engage me.

  • Number of Releases: 392
  • 3-D releases: 1
  • CinemaScope releases: 72
  • Number of theatres: 19,2000 (4,587 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 46,000,000
  • Average ticket price: $0.50
  • Box office receipts: $1,326,000,000

Top box office stars- James Stewart, Grace Kelly, John Wayne, William Holden, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Martin & Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Clark Gable

Top grossing films- Cinerama Holiday $10m, Mister Roberts $8.5m, Battle Cry $8m, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea $8m, Not As A Stranger $7.1m

  • Palme d’Or- Marty
  • Academy Award- Marty
  • Golden Globes- East of Eden/Guys and Dolls
  • NY Film Critics- Marty

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