1970 in film

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1970 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1970
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1. Love Story Paramount $106,397,186[1]
2. Airport Universal $100,489,151[2]
3. MASH 20th Century Fox $67,300,000[3]
4. Patton $61,749,765[4]
5. Woodstock Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
6. Little Big Man $31,559,552[6]
7. Ryan's Daughter MGM $30,846,306[7]
8. Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century Fox $29,548,291[8]
9. Chariots of the Gods Constantin Film $25,948,300[9]
10. The Aristocats Disney $20,222,599[10]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Patton20th Century Fox
Best Director: Darryl F. Zanuck accepting on behalf of Franklin J. SchaffnerPatton
Best Actor: Darryl F. Zanuck accepting on behalf of George C. ScottPatton (declined)
Best Actress: Anne Francis accepting on behalf of Glenda JacksonWomen in Love
Best Supporting Actor: Juliet Mills accepting on behalf of John MillsRyan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress: Rosalind Russell accepting on behalf of Helen HayesAirport
Best Foreign Language Film: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), directed by Elio Petri, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Love Story
Best Actor: George C. ScottPatton
Best Actress: Ali MacGrawLove Story
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: MASH
Best Actor: Albert FinneyScrooge
Best Actress: Carrie SnodgressDiary of a Mad Housewife
Other
Best Supporting Actor: John MillsRyan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress (tie): Karen BlackFive Easy Pieces
Best Supporting Actress (tie): Maureen StapletonAirport
Best Director: Arthur HillerLove Story

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

MASH, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1970

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References

  1. "Love Story, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  2. "Airport, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  3. Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061778896.
    • M*A*S*H: p.527. $67.3 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
  4. "Patton, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  5. "Woodstock, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  6. "Little Big Man, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  7. "Ryan's Daughter, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  8. "Box Office Information for Tora! Tora! Tora!". The Numbers. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  9. "Chariots of the Gods, Worldwide Box Office Information". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  10. $55,675,257 Lifetime gross "The Aristocats Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
    $35,452,658 reissue grosses "The Aristocats". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  11. IMDB
  12. Keith Badman (28 October 2009). The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001. Omnibus Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-85712-001-4.
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