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The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia winning seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1962 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1962 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1962
Rank Title Distributor Domestic rentals
1 The Longest Day 20th Century Fox $15,250,000[1]
2 Lawrence of Arabia Columbia $15,000,000[1]
3 The Music Man Warner Bros. $8,000,000[1]
4 That Touch of Mink Universal $7,942,000[2]
5 Mutiny on the Bounty MGM $7,410,000[2]
6 To Kill a Mockingbird Universal $7,112,000[2]
7 Hatari! Paramount $7,000,000[2]
8 Gypsy Warner Bros. $6,000,000[2]
9 Bon Voyage!
The Interns
Buena Vista
Columbia
$5,000,000[2]
10 In Search of the Castaways Buena Vista $4,900,000[1]

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia – Horizon-Spiegel-Lean, Columbia
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Anne BancroftThe Miracle Worker
Best Supporting Actor: Ed BegleySweet Bird of Youth
Best Supporting Actress: Patty DukeThe Miracle Worker
Best Foreign Language Film: Sundays and Cybele (Les dimanches de ville d'Avray), directed by Serge Bourguignon, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor: Gregory PeckTo Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress: Geraldine PageSweet Bird of Youth
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture − Comedy: That Touch of Mink
Best Picture − Musical: The Music Man
Best Actor: Marcello MastroianniDivorce Italian Style
Best Actress: Rosalind RussellGypsy
Other
Best Director: David LeanLawrence of Arabia
Best Supporting Actor: Omar SharifLawrence of Arabia
Best Supporting Actress: Angela LansburyThe Manchurian Candidate


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Keeper of Promises (O Pagador de Promessas), directed by Anselmo Duarte, Brazil

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Family Diary (Cronaca familiare, Journal intime), directed by Valerio Zurlini, France / Italy
My Name is Ivan (Ivanovo detstvo), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

A Kind of Loving, directed by John Schlesinger, United Kingdom

1962 film releases

All of these films are from the United States unless stated.

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Short film series

Births

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References

  1. ^ a b c d "All-time top film grossers", Variety 8 January 1964 p 37.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196.
  3. ^ "Famous birthdays for Dec. 9: Judi Dench, John Malkovich". UPI.