The following is an overview of 1928 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film
In television
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1928 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1928
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 The Singing Fool Warner Bros. Pictures $3,821,000[1]
2 Street Angel Fox Film Corporation $1,700,000[2]
3 Lilac Time First National Pictures $1,675,000[3]
4 Four Sons Fox Film Corporation $1,500,000[2]
5 Noah's Ark Warner Bros. Pictures $1,367,000[1]
6 The Red Dance
In Old Arizona
Fox Film Corporation $1,300,000[2]
7 The Terror Warner Bros. Pictures $1,221,000[1]
8 Lights of New York $1,160,000[1]
9 My Man $1,099,000[1]
10 On Trial $1,089,000[1]

Events

Academy Awards

Main article: 1st Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is why there is no 'Best Picture' for a 1928 film.

Notable films released in 1928

United States unless stated

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

U

V

W

Z

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

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