1976 in film

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1976 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1976
RankTitleStudioDomestic gross
1. Rocky United Artists $117,235,147[1]
2. To Fly! National Air and Space Museum $86,600,000[2]
3. A Star Is Born Warner Bros. $80,000,000[3]
4. All the President's Men $70,600,000[4]
5. The Omen 20th Century Fox $60,922,980[5]
6. In Search of Noah's Ark Sunn Classic Pictures $55,700,000[6]
7. King Kong Paramount $52,614,445[7]
8. Silver Streak 20th Century Fox $51,079,064[8]
9. The Enforcer Warner Bros. $46,236,000[9]
10. Midway Universal $43,220,000[10]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: RockyChartoff-Winkler, United Artists
Best Director: John G. AvildsenRocky
Best Actor: Peter FinchNetwork (first actor to win posthumously)
Best Actress: Faye DunawayNetwork
Best Supporting Actor: Jason RobardsAll the President's Men
Best Supporting Actress: Beatrice StraightNetwork
Best Foreign Language Film: Noirs et blancs en couleur (Black and White in Color), directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Ivory Coast / France / W. Germany / Switzerland

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Rocky
Best Actor: Peter FinchNetwork
Best Actress: Faye DunawayNetwork
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: A Star Is Born
Best Actor: Kris KristoffersonA Star Is Born
Best Actress: Barbra StreisandA Star Is Born
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Laurence OlivierMarathon Man
Best Supporting Actress: Katharine RossVoyage of the Damned
Best Director: Sidney LumetNetwork
Best Foreign Language Film: Face to Face, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1976

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1976 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Walter Janssen88GermanyActor
12Agatha Christie85UKWriter
13Margaret Leighton53UKActress
18Sonia Dresdel66UKActress
23Paul Robeson77USActor, Singer
29Michael Gwynn59UKActor
February 4Roger Livesey69UKActor
11Lee J. Cobb64USActor
11John Twist77USScreenwriter
12Sal Mineo37USActor
13Lily Pons77FranceSinger, Actress
13John Lounsbery64USAnimator
15Maria Corda77HungaryActress
16Campbell Singer66UKActor
24Peter Madden71UKActor
26Frieda Inescort75UKActress
March 3Doris Hill70USActress
5Charles Lederer69USScreenwriter
14Busby Berkeley80USDirector, Choreographer
17Luchino Visconti69ItalyDirector, Writer
20Michael Goodliffe61UKActor
28Richard Arlen76USActor
April 2Ray Teal74USActor
4George Pastell53CyprusActor
5Howard Hughes70USDirector, Producer
5Robert Lord75USScreenwriter, Producer
11Liam Dunn59USActor
12Paul Ford74USActor
21Léonide Moguy75RussiaDirector, Writer
25Carol Reed69UKDirector, Writer
26Neil McCallum46CanadaActor
26Sid James62UKActor
29Thelma Connell63UKFilm Editor
May 3David Bruce62USActor
7Alan Baxter67USActor
27Hilde Hildebrand78GermanyActress
27Ruth McDevitt80USActress
June 5Violet Wilkey73USActress
6Victor Varconi85HungaryActor
9Sybil Thorndike93UKActress
10Adolph Zukor103USProducer, Studio Executive
25Johnny Mercer66USSongwriter
28Stanley Baker48UKActor
July 2Frances Howard73USActress
7Norman Foster72USActor, Director
12James Wong Howe76ChinaCinematographer
17Rina Morelli67ItalyActress
28Lucie Mannheim77GermanyActress
August 2Fritz Lang85GermanyDirector, Writer
6William Mervyn64UKActor
10Ray Corrigan74USActor
17William Redfield49USActor
17Murvyn Vye60USActor
18Luigi Serventi91ItalyActor
28Alastair Sim75UKActor
September 10Dalton Trumbo70USScreenwriter
30Paul Dehn63UKScreenwriter
October 5Barbara Nichols47USActress
14Edith Evans88UKActress
November 15Jean Gabin72FranceActor
22Rupert Davies60UKActor
28Rosalind Russell69USActress
29Godfrey Cambridge43USActor
December 3Mary Nash92USActress
8Cathy Downs50USActress
12Jack Cassidy49USActor
20Walter Fitzgerald80UKActor

Film debuts

References

  1. "Rocky, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  2. "To Fly!, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  3. "A Star Is Born, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  4. "All the President's Men, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  5. "The Omen, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  6. "In Search of Noah's Ark, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  7. "King Kong, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
  8. "Silver Streak, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  9. "The Enforcer, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  10. "Midway, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  11. "Day-By-Day News Summary, Oct. '75-Sept. '76". Daily Variety. October 26, 1976. p. 208.
  12. rock Horror Picture Show film booking in Feb 2011 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  13. "Steadicam 30th anniversary press release". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30.
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