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1973 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
In television
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

Contents

  • Highest-grossing films (U.S.) 1
  • Events 2
  • Awards 3
  • Notable films released in 1973 4
  • Births 5
  • Deaths 6
  • Debuts 7
  • Notes 8
  • References 9

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:
Highest-grossing films of 1973
Rank Title Studio Domestic gross
1. The Sting Universal Pictures $156,000,000[1]
2. The Exorcist Warner Bros. $128,000,000[2]
3. American Graffiti Universal Pictures $96,300,000[3]
4. Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $53,267,000[4]
5. The Way We Were Columbia Pictures $45,000,000[5]
6. Magnum Force Warner Bros. $39,768,000[6]
7. Last Tango in Paris United Artists $36,144,000[7]
8. Live and Let Die United Artists $35,377,836[8]
9. Robin Hood Walt Disney Productions $32,056,467[9]
10. Paper Moon Paramount Pictures $30,933,743[10]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Sting - Bill/Phillips-Hill, Zanuck/Brown, Universal
George Roy Hill - The Sting
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon - Save the Tiger
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor: John Houseman - The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress: Tatum O'Neal - Paper Moon
Best Foreign Language Film: Day for Night (La Nuit américaine), directed by François Truffaut, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Exorcist
Best Actor: Al PacinoSerpico
Best Actress: Marsha MasonCinderella Liberty
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: American Graffiti
George Segal – A Touch of Class
Best Actress: Glenda JacksonA Touch of Class
Other
Best Director: William FriedkinThe Exorcist
Best Foreign Language Film: The Pedestrian (Der Fußgänger), W. Germany

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

Notable films released in 1973

U.S.A. unless stated

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Births

Deaths

Debuts

Notes

References

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    • The Sting: p.717. $156.0 million (Initial Release Domestic Box office)
    • American Graffiti: p.421. $96.3 million (1973 Release Wave)
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