1960 in film

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

RankTitleStudioGross rental
1. Spartacus Universal $14,000,000[1]
2. Psycho Paramount $9,100,000[1]
3. Exodus United Artists $8,500,000[1]
4. Swiss Family Robinson Disney $7,900,000[1]
5. The Alamo United Artists $7,900,000[1]
6. The Apartment $6,700,000[1]
7. BUtterfield 8 MGM $6,000,000[1]
8. Ocean's 11 Warner Bros. $5,500,000[1]
9. Please Don't Eat the Daisies MGM $5,300,000[1]
10. From the Terrace 20th Century Fox $5,200,000[1]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Top-grossing films by country

The highest-grossing 1960 films in countries outside of North America.

CountryTitleDirectorRevenueAdmissionsSource(s)
France Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,826,124 [2]
Germany Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,525,000 [3]
India Mughal-e-Azam K. Asif $23,110,000 100,000,000 [n 1][6]
Italy Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 15,400,000 [7]
Soviet Union Far from the Motherland Aleksei Shvachko $2,625,000 42,000,000 [n 3]</ref>
Spain Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 4,653,194 [10]
United Kingdom Ben-Hur William Wyler N/A 13,200,000 [11]

Awards

Category/Organization18th Golden Globe Awards
March 16, 1961
33rd Academy Awards
April 17, 1961
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmSpartacusThe Apartment (Comedy)
Song Without End (Musical)
The Apartment
Best DirectorJack Cardiff
Sons and Lovers
Billy Wilder
The Apartment
Best ActorBurt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Jack Lemmon
The Apartment
Burt Lancaster
Elmer Gantry
Best ActressGreer Garson
Sunrise at Campobello
Shirley MacLaine
The Apartment
Elizabeth Taylor
BUtterfield 8
Best Supporting ActorSal Mineo
Exodus
Peter Ustinov
Spartacus
Best Supporting ActressJanet Leigh
Psycho
Shirley Jones
Elmer Gantry
Best Foreign Language FilmLa Vérité
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring

1960 film releases

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Notable films released in 1960

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Short film series

Births

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Notes

  1. Mughal-e-Azam in India: 11 crore,[4] 4.76 Indian rupees per US dollar[5]
  2. 4 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1950 to 1960<ref name='russia'>Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  3. 10.5 million SUR (42 million Soviet tickets sold,[8] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[9] 4 SUR per USD[n 2]

References

  1. Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. "Bilan Annuel France − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  3. "Bilan Annuel Allemagne − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. "Box Office 1960". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  5. "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1960. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. Bahubali 2 Is The Biggest Hindi Blockbuster This Century Archived 24 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Box Office India, 8 June 2017
  7. "Bilan Annuel Italie − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  8. "Prokat2". Kinokultura.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  9. Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  10. "Bilan Annuel Espagne − 1960". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  11. "Ben Hur". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
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