1982 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.

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Highest-grossing films

United States and Canada

The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1982 (United States and Canada)[1]
RankTitleDistributorDomestic gross
1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Universal $359,197,037
2. Tootsie Columbia $177,200,000
3. An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount $129,795,554
4. Rocky III MGM $124,146,897
5. Porky's 20th Century Fox $105,492,483
6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Paramount $78,912,963
7. 48 Hrs. $78,868,508
8. Poltergeist MGM $76,606,280
9. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Universal $69,701,637
10. Annie Columbia $57,059,003

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1982 films in countries outside of North America.

International marketTitleDirectorProduction countryGrossSource
China Shaolin Temple Chang Hsin Yen China / Hong Kong CN¥160,000,000 [2]
France E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,881,332 admissions [3]
Germany E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,666,017 admissions [4]
India Vidhaata Subhash Ghai India $16,343,207 [n 1]
Italy E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 10,298,000 admissions [7]
Japan The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys South Africa ¥2,360,000,000 [8]
South Korea Dragon Lord Jackie Chan Hong Kong 894,366,000 [9][10]
Soviet Union Sportloto-82 Leonid Gaidai Soviet Union $19,490,000 [n 2]
Spain E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States 7,719,932 admissions [14]
Taiwan The Gods Must Be Crazy Jamie Uys South Africa NT$39,431,235 [15]
United Kingdom E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States £21,700,000 [16]

Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1982. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1982.

TitleWorldwide gross (US$)Source(s)Production country
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial $792,910,554 [17] United States
Rocky III $270,000,000 [18]
Gandhi $127,767,889 [19] India
United Kingdom
Poltergeist $121,706,019 [20] United States
Disco Dancer $106,000,000 [21][22] India
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan $97,000,000 [23] United States
Shaolin Temple $96,000,000 [n 3] China
Hong Kong

Events

  • June 11
  • June 22 – The Coca-Cola Company acquires Columbia Pictures for $750 million.
  • July 9 — Sci-fi movie Tron is the first feature film to use computer animation extensively.
  • July 23 — During production of Twilight Zone: The Movie, 53-year-old American actor Vic Morrow and two child actors are accidentally killed during a scene involving an operated helicopter. The accident leads to reforms in filmmaking safety and child-labor laws.
  • October 22 – First Blood is released to widespread commercial and critical success. It will go on to launch the extremely popular Rambo film franchise.
  • December 8 – Comedian Eddie Murphy makes his film debut in 48 Hrs. which becomes a hit and starts his film career.
  • December 17 – Tootsie is released and becomes the highest-grossing comedy of all-time and Columbia Pictures highest-grossing film with $177 million.
  • The THX Sound System is developed for use in movie theaters.

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Gandhi – Indo-British Films, Columbia
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie
Best Foreign Language Film: Volver a empezar (Begin the Beguine), directed by José Luis Garci, Spain

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Best Actor: Ben KingsleyGandhi
Best Actress: Meryl StreepSophie's Choice
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Tootsie
Best Actor: Dustin HoffmanTootsie
Best Actress: Julie AndrewsVictor/Victoria
Other
Best Supporting Actor: Louis Gossett Jr.An Officer and a Gentleman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica LangeTootsie
Best Director: Richard AttenboroughGandhi
Best Foreign Film: Gandhi, India

Golden Raspberry Awards:

Worst Picture: Inchon
Worst Director (tie): Ken AnnakinThe Pirate Movie
Worst Director (tie): Terence YoungInchon
Worst Actor: Laurence OlivierInchon
Worst Actress: Pia ZadoraButterfly
Worst Supporting Actor: Ed McMahonButterfly
Worst Supporting Actress: Aileen QuinnAnnie
Worst Screenplay: Robin Moore & Laird KoenigInchon

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Missing, directed by Costa Gavras, United States
Yol (The Way), directed by Yılmaz Güney, Turkey

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The State of Things (Der Stand der Dinge), directed by Wim Wenders, W. Germany / Portugal / US

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Veronika Voss), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, W. Germany

Notable films released in 1982

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1982 Wide-release movies

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Victor Buono43USActor
1Margot Grahame70UKActress
4Kathryn Scola90USScreenwriter
5Hans Conried64USActor
5Harvey Lembeck58USActor
8Reta Shaw69USActress
8Grégoire Aslan73UKActor
10Paul Lynde55USActor
30Stanley Holloway91UKActor
February 5Dolores Moran58USActress
11Eleanor Powell69USActress, Dancer
12Victor Jory79USActor
17Lee Strasberg80USActor, Director
24Virginia Bruce71USActress
March 5John Belushi33USActor
6Ayn Rand77USWriter, Actress
19Alan Badel58UKActor, Miscellaneous
21Harry H. Corbett57UKActor, Writer
22Harold Goldblatt82UKActor
26Sam Kydd67UKActor
27Betty Schade87USActress, Writer
29Rudy Bond69USActor
April 3Warren Oates53USActor
15Arthur Lowe66UKActor
21Joe Sawyer75USActor
25W. R. Burnett82USScreenwriter
25Don Wilson81USActor
26Celia Johnson73UKActress
27Tom Tully73USActor
May 2Helmut Dantine63AustriaActor, Producer
2Hugh Marlowe71USActor
2Wini Shaw75USActress, Singer
14Hugh Beaumont73USActor
16Leigh Snowden52USActress
29Romy Schneider43FranceActress
June 10Rainer Werner Fassbinder37GermanyWriter, Director, Actor
18Curd Jürgens66AustriaActor, Director
29Michael Brennan69UKActor
29Henry King96USDirector, Producer
July 8Isa Miranda73ItalyActress
12Kenneth More67UKActor
18John Maxwell64USActor
19John Harvey70UKActor
23Vic Morrow53USActor
August 2Cathleen Nesbitt93UKActress
7Jill Banner35USActress
11Tom Drake64USActor
12Henry Fonda77USActor, Producer
13Joe E. Ross68USActor
13Charles Walters70USDirector
14Patrick Magee58UKActor
19Russell Waters74UKActor
20Ulla Jacobsson53SwedenActress
20Edward Ludwig82RussiaDirector
29Ingrid Bergman67SwedenActress, Producer
September 2Jay Novello78USActor
5Richard Lane83USActor
13Philip Ober80USActor
14Grace Kelly52US, MonacoActress
24Sarah Churchill67UKActress
28Mabel Albertson81USActress
28Seth Banks66USCostume Designer
29Lucy Griffiths63UKActress
October 3Vivien Merchant53UKActress
5Eddie Frewin61UKTransportation Co-ordinator
8Fernando Lamas67ArgentinaActor, Director
13John Brahm89GermanyDirector
14Dick Ung59USAnimator
26Valerio Zurlini56ItalyDirector, Writer
November 1King Vidor88USDirector, Producer
4Dominique Dunne22USActressPoltergeist
4Jacques Tati75FranceActor, Writer, Director
4Talfryn Thomas60UKActorUnder Milk Wood
7Elio Petri53ItalyDirector, Writer
10John Bay53USActor
17Ruth Donnelly86USActress
18Forbes Murray98USActor
21Lee Patrick80USActress
26Robert Coote73USActor
30Verna Fields64USFilm Editor
30Eric Thompson53UKActor, Writer
December 2Marty Feldman48UKActor, Director, Writer
4George Tovey68UKActor
10Roy Webb94USComposer, Musical Director
21Gladys Henson83UKActress
22Jack Webb62USActor

Film debuts

See also

Notes

  1. 160 million;[5] 9.79 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1982[6]
  2. 55.2 million Soviet tickets sold,[11] at average ticket price of 25 kopecks,[12] approximately 13.8 million SUR; 0.708 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1982[13]
  3. Shaolin TempleUS$96 million
    • China – CN¥160 million[2] (US$85 million)[24]
    • Hong Kong – HK$16,157,801[25] (US$2,661,911)[24]
    • Japan – ¥1.65 billion[8] (US$6.62 million)[24]
    • South Korea – 294,065 tickets[26] – ₩882.2 million[27] (US$1.21 million)[28]

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  12. Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
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  18. Scott, Vernon (November 12, 1982). "Stallone found new life in new film". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Retrieved July 4, 2012.
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  20. "Box Office Information for Poltergeist". The Numbers. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
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  23. Harmetz, Aljean (June 8, 1982). "'Star Trek II' Sets Mark for Sales at Opening". The New York Times. p. C11.
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  28. "Official exchange rate (KRW per US$, period average)". World Bank. 1982. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
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