Year In Film 1951

  • Number of Releases: 654
  • Number of theatres: 18,980 (2,830 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 54,000,000
  • Average ticket price: $0.53
  • Box office receipts: $1,310,000,000

Top box office stars- John Wayne, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, Betty Grable, Abbott & Costello, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Randolph Scott, Gary Cooper, Doris Day, Spencer Tracy

Top grossing films- David and Bathsheba $7m, Show Boat $5.2m, An American in Paris $4.5m, The Great Caruso $4.5m, A Streetcar Named Desire $4.3m

  • Palme d’Or- Miracle in Milan & Miss Julie
  • Academy Award- An American in Paris
  • Golden Globes- A Place in the Sun & An American in Paris
  • NY Film Critics- A Streetcar Named Desire

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