1966 in film

Events

Top-grossing films

United States and Canada

RankTitleStudioGross
1. The Bible: In the Beginning... 20th Century Fox $34,900,023[1]
2. Hawaii United Artists $34,562,222[2]
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Warner Bros. $33,736,689[3]
4. The Sand Pebbles 20th Century Fox $30,017,647[4]
5. A Man for All Seasons Columbia $28,350,000[5]
6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly United Artists $25,100,000[6]
7. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Disney $22,565,634[7]
8. The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming United Artists $21,693,114[8]
9. Grand Prix MGM $20,845,016[9]
10. Blowup $20,000,000[10]

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1966 films in countries outside North America.

CountryTitleStudioGross
India Phool Aur Patthar Ralhan Productions $11,790,000[n 1]
Soviet Union War and Peace Mosfilm $64,000,000[n 2]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France


BAFTA Film Awards:

Best Film from any Source: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best British film: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul ScofieldA Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Anouk AiméeA Man and a Woman
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actor: Alan ArkinThe Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
Best Actress: Lynn RedgraveGeorgy Girl
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Richard AttenboroughThe Sand Pebbles
Best Supporting Actress: Jocelyne LaGardeHawaii
Best Director: Fred ZinnemannA Man for All Seasons

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France
Signore & Signori (The Birds, the Bees and the Italians), directed by Pietro Germi, Italy

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Location: Italy

Silver Ribbon

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri), directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria / Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, United Kingdom

1966 film releases

United States unless stated

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Notable films released in 1966

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Notes

  1. 7.5 crore;[11] 6.3591 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1966[12]
  2. 58 million SUR,[13] 0.9 SUR per USD from 1961 to 1971[14]

References

  1. "The Bible: In the Beginning, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  2. "Hawaii, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  3. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  4. "The Sand Pebbles, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  5. "A Man For All Seasons, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  6. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  7. "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N., Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  8. "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  9. "Grand Prix, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  10. Corliss, Richard (5 August 2007). "When Antonioni Blew Up the Movies". Time. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  11. "Box Office 1966". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  12. http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  13. Kudryavtsev, Sergei (2008). 3500 avtorskuiu knigu kinoretsenzii. Pechatny Dvor. p. 185. ISBN 978-5990131835.
  14. Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
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