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The year 1975 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films

North America

See also: List of 1975 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1975 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1975
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross rental
1 Jaws Universal $133,400,000[1]
2 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists $59,200,000[1]
3 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox $50,420,000[2]
4 Shampoo Columbia $23,822,000[2]
5 Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. $22,500,000[1]
6 The Return of the Pink Panther United Artists $20,017,000[2]
7 Three Days of the Condor Paramount $20,014,000[2]
8 Funny Lady Columbia $19,313,000[2]
9 The Other Side of the Mountain Universal $18,012,000[2]
10 Tommy Columbia $17,793,000[2]

International

The highest-grossing 1975 films in countries outside of North America.

International market Film Admissions Revenue Production
country
Ref
Local currency US$
Brazil The Towering Inferno 10,377,230 Un­known Un­known United States [3]
France The Towering Inferno 4,466,376 Un­known Un­known United States [4]
Germany Jaws 7,000,000 Un­known Un­known United States [5]
India Sholay 150,000,000+ ₹350,000,000 $41,790,000 India [6][n 1]
Italy My Friends 10,467,254 Un­known Un­known Italy [9]
Japan The Towering Inferno Un­known ¥3,640,000,000 Un­known United States [10]
Soviet Union Bobby 62,600,000 15,650,000 руб $21,440,000 India [n 2]
Spain Jaws 5,918,754 Un­known Un­known United States [15]
United Kingdom Jaws 16,200,000 £11,800,000 $26,000,000 United States [16][17]
United States & Canada Jaws 128,078,800 $260,000,000 $260,000,000 United States [18]

Worldwide gross

The following table lists known worldwide gross figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1975. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1975. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

Title Admissions (est.) Revenue Country
Jaws 242,800,000[19] $470,653,000[18] United States
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 78,706,404[n 3] Un­known
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 58,431,570[n 4] $140,846,387[n 5] United Kingdom
United States
Sholay 250,000,000[29] $70,000,000[n 6] India
Dog Day Afternoon 24,861,525[n 7] Un­known United States

Events

Awards

Awards ceremonies

Notable awards

Category/Organization Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1976
BAFTA Awards
February 29, 1976
Academy Awards
March 29, 1976
Comedy or Musical Drama
Best Film The Sunshine Boys One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Director Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick
Barry Lyndon
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actor Walter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon /
The Godfather Part II
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actress Ann-Margret
Tommy
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin
The Sunshine Boys
Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys
Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro
Once Is Not Enough
Diane Ladd
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Lee Grant
Shampoo
Best Screenplay, Adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Robert Getchell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Best Screenplay, Original Dog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson
Best Original Score John Williams
Jaws
John Williams
Jaws
The Towering Inferno
John Williams
Jaws
Leonard Rosenman
Barry Lyndon
Best Original Song "I'm Easy"
Nashville
N/A "I'm Easy"
Nashville
Best Foreign Language Film Lies My Father Told Me N/A Dersu Uzala

Films released 1975

Note: US releases unless stated.

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Births

Deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Arthur Pierson 73 Norway/US Director, Actor
9 Pierre Fresnay 77 France Actor
18 Gertrude Olmstead 77 US Actress
21 Marie Lohr 84 Australia Actress
24 Larry Fine 72 US Actor
27 Bill Walsh 61 US Screenwriter, Producer
February 1 Richard Wattis 62 UK Actor
11 Maria Balcerkiewiczówna 71 Poland Actress
17 George Marshall 83 US Director
20 Robert Strauss 61 US Actor
20 Lillian Fontaine 88 UK Actress
March 3 Edward H. Griffith 86 US Director
4 Renée Björling 76 Sweden Actress
7 Ben Blue 73 Canada/US Actor
8 George Stevens 70 US Director, Producer
9 Shirley Ross 62 US Actress
14 Susan Hayward 57 US Actress
15 John H. Auer 68 Hungary Director, Producer
15 Arthur Crabtree 74 UK Director, Screenwriter
19 Harry Lachman 88 US Director
22 Cass Daley 59 US Actress, Singer
25 Michele Girardon 36 France Actress
April 3 Mary Ure 42 UK Actress
5 Inez Courtney 67 US Actress
10 Marjorie Main 85 US Actress
13 Larry Parks 60 US Actor
14 Fredric March 77 US Actor
15 Richard Conte 65 US Actor
15 William Hartnell 67 UK Actor
22 Mary Philips 74 US Actress
May 4 Moe Howard 77 US Actor
9 Philip Dorn 73 Netherlands Actor
30 Michel Simon 80 Switzerland Actor
June 3 Ozzie Nelson 69 US Actor
4 Evelyn Brent 75 US Actress
6 Larry Blyden 49 US Actor
28 Rod Serling 50 US Screenwriter
July 2 James Robertson Justice 68 UK Actor
20 Richard Gaines 70 US Actor
28 Alfred L. Werker 78 US Director
August 2 Jean Yarbrough 73 US Director
7 Phyllis Povah 82 US Actress
23 Sidney Buchman 73 US Screenwriter
23 Hank Patterson 86 US Actor
25 Joseph Kane 81 US Director
29 Bob Baker 64 US Actor
September 9 John McGiver 61 US Actor
19 Pamela Brown 58 UK Actress
24 Clive Morton 71 UK Actor
27 Mark Frechette 27 US Actor
October 18 Al Lettieri 47 US Actor
24 Martin Boddey 68 UK Actor
31 Joseph Calleia 78 Malta/US Actor, Singer
November 2 Pier Paolo Pasolini 53 Italy Director, Screenwriter, Actor
4 Sheila Ryan 54 US Actress
5 Annette Kellerman 88 Australia Actress
17 Kay Johnson 70 US Actress
December 7 Hardie Albright 71 US Actor
9 William A. Wellman 79 US Director
13 Cyril Delevanti 88 UK Actor
14 Arthur Treacher 81 UK Actor
20 William Lundigan 61 US Actor
21 Rowland V. Lee 84 US Director
24 Bernard Herrmann 64 US Composer

Film debuts

Notes

  1. ^ a b Sholay in India: ₹350 million at Indian box office,[7] 8.3759 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[8]
  2. ^ Bobby in the Soviet Union: 15.65 million SUR[nb 1] (US$21.44 million,[nb 2] 19.24 crore)[nb 3] in 1975
  3. ^ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest box office admissions:
    • North America – 53,685,400[20]
    • United Kingdom – 9.65 million[21]
    • France, Germany – 10,374,879[22]
    • Spain, Denmark – 4,996,125[23]
  4. ^ The Rocky Horror Picture Show box office admissions:
    • North America – 55,069,400[24]
    • France, Germany – 3,362,170[25]
  5. ^ The Rocky Horror Picture Show gross revenue:
    • North America – $139,876,417[26]
    • United Kingdom – £600,000[27] ($916,667)
    • Australia, South Korea – $53,303[28]
  6. ^ Sholay estimated gross revenue – ₹540 million ($65.08 million)
    • India (1975 release) – ₹350 million ($41.79 million)[n 1]
    • Soviet Union (1979 release) – $28.2 million[a]
  7. ^ Dog Day Afternoon box office admissions:
    • North America – 24,390,200[30]
    • France – 471,325[31]
  1. ^ 62.6 million tickets sold,[11] average ticket price of 25 kopecks[12]
  2. ^ 0.73 Soviet rubles per US dollar in 1975[13]
  3. ^ 8.973 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1975[14]

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  12. ^ Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, page 48, Cornell University Press, 2011
  13. ^ Archive of Bank of Russia http://cbr.ru/currency_base/OldDataFiles/USD.xls
  14. ^ "Reserve Bank of India - Publications".
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  16. ^ BFI Statistical Yearbook (PDF) (2012 ed.). London: British Film Institute. 2013. pp. 22 & 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
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