Year In Film 1979

  • Number of Releases: 214
  • 3-D releases: 0
  • Number of theatres: 16,900 (3,575 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 21,600,000
  • Average ticket price: $2.51
  • Box office receipts: $2,806,000,000

Top box office stars- Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, Jill Clayburgh, Roger Moore, Mel Brooks

Top grossing films- Superman $81m, Every Which Way But Loose $48m, Rocky II $43.1m, Alien $40.1m, The Amityville Horror/Star Trek The Motion Picture $35m

  • Palme d’Or- Apocalypse Now & The Tin Drum
  • Academy Award- Kramer vs Kramer
  • Golden Globes- Kramer vs Kramer & Breaking Away
  • NY Film Critics- Kramer vs Kramer

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