1961 in film

Top-grossing films (US)

RankTitleStudioGross
1. West Side Story United Artists $43,656,822[1]
2. The Guns of Navarone Columbia $28,900,000[2]
3. El Cid Allied Artists $26,600,000[3]
4. The Absent-Minded Professor Disney $25,381,407[4]
5. The Parent Trap $25,150,385[5]
6. La Dolce Vita Koch-Lorber Films $19,516,000
7. Lover Come Back Universal $16,937,969[6]
8. King of Kings MGM $14,483,352[7]
9. One Hundred and One Dalmatians Disney $14,000,000[8]
10. Splendor in the Grass Warner Bros. $11,426,000

Top-grossing films by country

The highest-grossing 1961 films from countries outside of North America.

CountryTitleStudioGross
India Gunga Jumna Mehboob Studio $14,610,000[n 2]

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Soviet Union Striped Trip Lenfilm[10] $12,720,000[n 3]

Awards

Category/Organization19th Golden Globe Awards
March 5, 1962
34th Academy Awards
April 9, 1962
DramaComedy or Musical
Best FilmThe Guns of NavaroneA Majority of One (Comedy)
West Side Story (Musical)
West Side Story
Best DirectorStanley Kramer
Judgment at Nuremberg
Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
West Side Story
Best ActorMaximilian Schell
Judgment at Nuremberg
Glenn Ford
Pocketful of Miracles
Maximilian Schell
Judgment at Nuremberg
Best ActressGeraldine Page
Summer and Smoke
Rosalind Russell
A Majority of One
Sophia Loren
Two Women
Best Supporting ActorGeorge Chakiris
West Side Story
Best Supporting ActressRita Moreno
West Side Story
Best Original ScoreDimitri Tiomkin
The Guns of Navarone
Henry Mancini
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Drama or Comedy)
Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
West Side Story (Musical)
Best Original Song"Town Without Pity"
Town Without Pity
"Moon River"
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Best Foreign Language FilmTwo WomenThrough a Glass Darkly

Notable films released in 1961

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Short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

Notes

  1. 4.79 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1948 to 1966<ref>"Rupee's journey since Independence: Down by 65 times against dollar", The Economic Times, 24 August 2013
  2. 7 crore[9] (US$14.61 million)[n 1]
  3. 11.45 million Soviet rubles (45.8 million tickets sold,[11] average ticket price of 25 kopecks),[12] 0.9 Soviet rubles per US dollar from 1961 to 1971[13]

References

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