Year In Film 1965

  • Number of Releases: 452
  • CinemaScope releases: 11
  • Number of theatres: 14,000 (4,150 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 44,000,000
  • Average ticket price: $1.01
  • Box office receipts: $927,000,000

Top box office stars- Sean Connery, John Wayne, Doris Day, Julie Andrew’s, Jack Lemmon, Elvis Presley, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Top grossing films- Mary Poppins $28.5m, The Sound Of Music $20m, Goldfinger $19.7m, My Fair Lady $19m, What’s New Pussycat $7.2m

  • Palme d’Or- The Knack
  • Academy Award- The Sound of Music
  • Golden Globes- Doctor Zhivago & The Sound of Music
  • NY Film Critics- Darling

Year In Film 1942

  • Number of Releases: 533
  • Number of theatres: 20,380 (99 are drive ins)
  • Average weekly attendance: 85,000,000
  • Average ticket price: $0.27
  • Box office receipts: $1,022,000,000

Top box office stars- Abbott & Costello, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Gene Autry, Betty Grable, Greer Garson, Spencer’s Tracy

Top grossing films- Bambi $77.8m, Mrs. Miniver $13.5m, Yankee Doodle Dandy $11.8m, Woman of the Year $6m, Once Upon a Honeymoon $5.2m

  • Palme d’Or- Does not exist
  • Academy Award- Mrs. Miniver
  • NY Film Critics- In Which We Serve