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The year 1946 in film involved some significant events. The Best Years of Our Lives, released this year, became the highest-grossing film of the 1940s, and went on to win seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1946 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1946
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 The Best Years of Our Lives RKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $10,170,000[1]
2 Duel in the Sun Selznick International Pictures $8,700,000[1]
3 The Jolson Story Columbia Pictures $7,600,000[2]
4 Blue Skies Paramount Pictures $5,700,000[2]
5 The Harvey Girls Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,175,000[3]
6 Saratoga Trunk Warner Bros. Pictures $5,148,000[4]
7 The Outlaw [nb 1] RKO Radio Pictures $5,075,000[5]
8 The Razor's Edge 20th Century Fox $5,000,000[2]
9 Night and Day Warner Bros. Pictures $4,990,000[4]
10 Notorious RKO Radio Pictures $4,850,000[6]
11 The Yearling Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $4,768,000[3]
  1. ^ "The Outlaw" was filmed in 1941 and was first released in theaters in February 1943, but was quickly withdrawn due to violations of the Production Code. It was re-released in April 1946 and became a box office success.

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 4th Golden Globe Awards
February 26, 1947
19th Academy Awards
March 13, 1947
Best Film The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Director Frank Capra
It's a Wonderful Life
William Wyler
The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Actor Gregory Peck
The Yearling
Fredric March
The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Actress Rosalind Russell
Sister Kenny
Olivia de Havilland
To Each His Own
Best Supporting Actor Clifton Webb
The Razor's Edge
Harold Russell
The Best Years of Our Lives
Best Supporting Actress Anne Baxter
The Razor's Edge

Notable films released in 1946

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Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film Debuts

References

  1. ^ a b "All-Time Top-Grossers", Variety 18 January 1950 p 18
  2. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  3. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  4. ^ a b 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 26 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  5. ^ "All Time Domestic Champs". Variety. January 6, 1960. p. 34.
  6. ^ "Richard B. Jewell's RKO film grosses, 1929–51: The C. J. Trevlin Ledger: A comment". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Volume 14, Issue 1, 1994.
  7. ^ "Alan Rickman obituary". the Guardian. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2021.