Year In Film 1968

  • Number of Releases: 454
  • Number of theatres: 13,120 (3,700 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 18,800,000
  • Average ticket price: $1.31
  • Box office receipts: $1,045,000,000

Top box office stars- Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Julie Andrew’s, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Dean Martin, Steve McQueen, Jack Lemmon, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Taylor

Top grossing films- The Graduate $39m, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner $25.1m, Gone With The Wind (rerelease ) $23m, The Valley of the Dolls $20m, The Odd Couple $18.5m

  • Palme d’Or- No award
  • Academy Award- Oliver!
  • Golden Globes- The Lion In Winter & Oliver!
  • NY Film Critics- The Lion in Winter

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