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The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1970 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1970 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1970
Rank Title Distributor Domestic rentals
1 Love Story Paramount Pictures $50,000,000[1]
2 Airport Universal Pictures $44,500,000[1]
3 M*A*S*H 20th Century Fox $30,000,000[1]
4 Patton $27,000,000[1]
5 Woodstock Warner Bros. Pictures $16,400,000[2]
6 Little Big Man $15,000,000[1]
7 Tora! Tora! Tora! 20th Century Fox $13,700,000[1]
8 Ryan's Daughter Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $13,400,000[1]
9 Catch-22 Paramount Pictures $12,300,000[1]
10 The Owl and the Pussycat Columbia Pictures $11,500,000[1]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 28th Golden Globe Awards
February 5, 1971
24th BAFTA Awards
March 4, 1971
43rd Academy Awards
April 15, 1971
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Love Story M*A*S*H Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Patton
Best Director Arthur Hiller
Love Story
George Roy Hill
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Franklin J. Schaffner
Patton
Best Actor George C. Scott
Patton
Albert Finney
Scrooge
Robert Redford
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Downhill Racer
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
George C. Scott
Patton
Best Actress Ali MacGraw
Love Story
Carrie Snodgress
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Katharine Ross
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
Glenda Jackson
Women in Love
Best Supporting Actor John Mills
Ryan's Daughter
Colin Welland
Kes
John Mills
Ryan's Daughter
Best Supporting Actress Karen Black
Five Easy Pieces
Maureen Stapleton
Airport
Susannah York
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Helen Hayes
Airport
Best Screenplay, Adapted Erich Segal
Love Story
William Goldman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Ring Lardner Jr.
M*A*S*H
Best Screenplay, Original Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North
Patton
Best Original Score Francis Lai
Love Story
N/A Francis Lai
Love Story
The Beatles
Let It Be
Best Original Song "Whistling Away The Dark"
Darling Lili
N/A "For All We Know"
Lovers and Other Strangers
Best Foreign Language Film Rider on the Rain N/A Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Cannes Film Festival (Palme d'Or):

M*A*S*H, directed by Robert Altman, United States

Notable films released in 1970

United States unless stated

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ Top 20 Films of 1970 by Domestic Revenue
  3. ^ a b IMDB
  4. ^ Keith Badman (28 October 2009). The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001. Omnibus Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-85712-001-4.