1975 in film

The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.

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Highest-grossing films

North America

The top ten 1975 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1975 (North America)
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1 Jaws Universal $190,000,000[1]
2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox $112,892,319[note 1][3]
3 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists $108,981,275[4]
4 Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. $50,000,000[5]
5 Shampoo Columbia $49,407,734[6]
6 The Return of the Pink Panther MGM $41,833,347[7]
7 Funny Lady Columbia $39,000,000[8]
8 The Apple Dumpling Gang Disney $36,853,000[9]
9 Aloha, Bobby and Rose Columbia $35,000,000
10 The Other Side of the Mountain Universal $34,673,100[10]
  1. While The Rocky Horror Picture Show has accumulated revenue across many years, technically it is still in its first release because it has never been withdrawn from distribution, and holds the record for the longest theatrical run in movie history.[2]

International

The highest-grossing 1975 films in countries outside of North America.

International marketFilmRevenueAdmissionsRefProduction country
France The Towering Inferno N/A 4,466,376 [11] United States
Germany Jaws N/A 7,000,000 [12]
India Sholay $41,790,000 100,000,000+ [n 1][15] India
Italy My Friends N/A 10,467,254 [16] Italy
Soviet Union Bobby $21,440,000 62,600,000 [n 2] (US$21.44 million,[nb 2] 19.24 crore)[nb 3] in 1975</ref> India
Spain Jaws N/A 5,918,754 [19] United States
United Kingdom Jaws £11,800,000 16,200,000 [20][21]
United States and Canada Jaws $260,000,000 128,078,800 [22]

Worldwide gross

The following table lists known worldwide gross figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1975. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1975. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

TitleRevenueAdmissions (est.)Country
Jaws $470,653,000[22] 242,800,000[23] United States
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest N/A 78,706,404[n 3]
The Rocky Horror Picture Show $140,846,387[n 4] 58,431,570[n 5] United Kingdom
United States
Sholay $65,080,000[n 7] ($23.29 million)[n 8]

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250,000,000[34] India
Dog Day Afternoon N/A 24,861,525[n 9] United States

Events

Awards

Awards ceremonies

Notable awards

Category/OrganizationGolden Globe Awards
January 24, 1976
BAFTA Awards
February 29, 1976
Academy Awards
March 29, 1976
Comedy or MusicalDrama
Best FilmThe Sunshine BoysOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestAlice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best DirectorMiloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick
Barry Lyndon
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best ActorWalter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon /
The Godfather Part II
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best ActressAnn-Margret
Tommy
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Supporting ActorRichard Benjamin
The Sunshine Boys
Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys
Best Supporting ActressBrenda Vaccaro
Once Is Not Enough
Diane Ladd
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Lee Grant
Shampoo
Best Screenplay, AdaptedOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Robert Getchell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Best Screenplay, OriginalDog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson

Films released 1975

Note: US releases unless stated.

January–March

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Notable films released in 1975

Note: US releases unless stated

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Births

Deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Arthur Pierson73Norway/USDirector, Actor
9Pierre Fresnay77FranceActor
18Gertrude Olmstead77USActress
21Marie Lohr84AustraliaActress
24Larry Fine72USActor
27Bill Walsh61USScreenwriter, Producer
February 1Richard Wattis62UKActor
11Maria Balcerkiewiczówna71PolandActress
17George Marshall83USDirector
20Robert Strauss61USActor
20Lillian Fontaine88UKActress
March 3Edward H. Griffith86USDirector
4Renée Björling76SwedenActress
7Ben Blue73Canada/USActor
8George Stevens70USDirector, Producer
9Shirley Ross62USActress
14Susan Hayward57USActress
15John H. Auer68HungaryDirector, Producer
15Arthur Crabtree74UKDirector, Screenwriter
19Harry Lachman88USDirector
22Cass Daley59USActress, Singer
25Michele Girardon36FranceActress
April 3Mary Ure42UKActress
5Inez Courtney67USActress
10Marjorie Main85USActress
13Larry Parks60USActor
14Fredric March77USActor
15Richard Conte65USActor
15William Hartnell67UKActor
22Mary Philips74USActress
May 4Moe Howard77USActor
9Philip Dorn73NetherlandsActor
June 3Ozzie Nelson69USActor
4Evelyn Brent75USActress
6Larry Blyden49USActor
28Rod Serling50USScreenwriter
July 2James Robertson Justice68UKActor
20Richard Gaines70USActor
28Alfred L. Werker78USDirector
August 2Jean Yarbrough73USDirector
7Phyllis Povah82USActress
23Sidney Buchman73USScreenwriter
23Hank Patterson86USActor
25Joseph Kane81USDirector
29Bob Baker64USActor
September 9John McGiver61USActor
19Pamela Brown58UKActress
24Clive Morton71UKActor
27Mark Frechette27USActor
October 18Al Lettieri47USActor
24Martin Boddey68UKActor
31Joseph Calleia78Malta/USActor, Singer
November 2Pier Paolo Pasolini53ItalyDirector, Screenwriter, Actor
4Sheila Ryan54USActress
5Annette Kellerman88AustraliaActress
17Kay Johnson70USActress
December 7Hardie Albright71USActor
9William A. Wellman79USDirector
13Cyril Delevanti88UKActor
14Arthur Treacher81UKActor
20William Lundigan61USActor
21Rowland V. Lee84USDirector
24Bernard Herrmann64USComposer

Film debuts

Notes

  1. Sholay in India: ₹350 million at Indian box office,[13] 8.3759 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[14]
  2. Bobby in the Soviet Union: 15.65 million SUR[nb 1]
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest box office admissions:
    • North America – 53,685,400[24]
    • United Kingdom – 9.65 million[25]
    • France, Germany – 10,374,879[26]
    • Spain, Denmark – 4,996,125[27]
  4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show gross revenue:
    • North America – $139,876,417[28]
    • United Kingdom – £600,000[29] ($916,667)
    • Australia, South Korea – $53,303[30]
  5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show box office admissions:
    • North America – 55,069,400[31]
    • France, Germany – 3,362,170[32]
  6. 60 million tickets sold, average ticket price of 25 kopecks<ref name='moscow7'>Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  7. Sholay gross revenue:
    • India – ₹350 million ($41.79 million)[n 1]
    • Soviet Union – 15 million руб[n 6]
  8. 64.4 руб per $100 in 1979[33]
  9. Dog Day Afternoon box office admissions:
    • North America – 24,390,200[35]
    • France – 471,325[36]
  1. 62.6 million tickets sold, average ticket price of 25 kopecks<ref>Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  2. 0.73 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1975[17]
  3. 8.973 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[18]

References

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  6. "Shampoo, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  7. "The Return of the Pink Panther, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  8. "Funny Lady, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  9. "The Apple Dumpling Gang, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  10. "The Other Side of the Mountain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
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