List of years in film
In television
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941

The year 1938 in film involved some significant events.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1938 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1938
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 Boys Town Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,828,000[1]
2 Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century Fox $2,630,000[2]
3 Test Pilot Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,431,000[1]
4 You Can't Take It with You Columbia Pictures $2,137,575[3]
5 Sweethearts Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,017,000[4]
6 In Old Chicago 20th Century Fox $1,964,000[2]
7 The Adventures of Robin Hood Warner Bros. Pictures $1,928,000[5]
8 Love Finds Andy Hardy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,637,000[1]
9 Marie Antoinette $1,633,000[1]
10 Too Hot to Handle $1,627,000[1]

Events

Academy Awards

Main article: 11th Academy Awards

1938 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1938

United States unless stated

A

B

C

D

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

O

P

R

S

T

U-V

W

Y

Z

Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d e The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ a b "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  3. ^ Joseph McBride, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success University Press of Mississippi, 1992 p 381
  4. ^ Turk, Edward Baron "Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald" (University of California Press, 1998)
  5. ^ Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1–31 p 18 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  6. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film (fourth ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 1887. ISBN 9781526111968.
  7. ^ Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia (1989). 34th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, 18-21 December 1989. Organizing Committee of 34th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.