List of years in film
In television
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948

The year 1945 in film involved some significant events.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1945 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1945
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Bells of St. Mary's RKO Radio Pictures $8,000,000[1]
2 Leave Her to Heaven 20th Century Fox $5,500,000[2]
3 Spellbound United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $4,900,000[2]
4 The Valley of Decision Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,566,000[3]
5 Anchors Aweigh $4,498,000[3]
6 Week-End at the Waldorf $4,364,000[3]
7 Thrill of a Romance $4,338,000[3]
8 The Lost Weekend Paramount Pictures $4,300,000[4]
9 Adventure Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,236,000[3]
10 State Fair 20th Century Fox $4,018,000[5]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 18th Academy Awards
March 7, 1946
3rd Golden Globe Awards
March 30, 1946
Best Film The Lost Weekend
Best Director Billy Wilder
The Lost Weekend
Best Actor Ray Milland
The Lost Weekend
Best Actress Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce
Ingrid Bergman
The Bells of St. Mary's
Best Supporting Actor James Dunn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
J. Carrol Naish
A Medal for Benny
Best Supporting Actress Anne Revere
National Velvet
Angela Lansbury
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Top Ten Money Making Stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Gary Cooper
3. Bob Hope
4. Betty Grable
5. Spencer Tracy
6. Greer Garson
7. Humphrey Bogart
8. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
9. Cary Grant
10. Bette Davis

1945 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1945

United States unless stated

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Serials

Short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

Notes

  1. ^ "All-Time Top-Grossers", Variety 18 January 1950 p 18
  2. ^ a b Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ a b c d e The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  5. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.