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The year 1977 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1977 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1977 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1977
Rank Title Distributor Box-office gross
1 Star Wars 20th Century Fox $221,280,994[1][2]
2 Smokey and the Bandit Universal $126,737,428[3]
3 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Columbia $116,395,460[4]
4 Saturday Night Fever Paramount $94,213,184[5]
5 The Goodbye Girl Warner Bros. $83,700,000[6]
6 A Bridge Too Far United Artists $50,750,000[7]
7 The Deep Columbia $47,346,365[8]
8 The Spy Who Loved Me United Artists $46,838,673[9]
9 Oh, God! Warner Bros. $41,687,243[10]
10 Annie Hall United Artists $38,251,425[11]

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 35th Golden Globe Awards
January 28, 1978
31st BAFTA Awards
March 16, 1978
50th Academy Awards
April 3, 1978
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Turning Point The Goodbye Girl Annie Hall
Best Director Herbert Ross
The Turning Point
Woody Allen
Annie Hall
Best Actor Richard Burton
Equus
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Peter Finch
Network
Richard Dreyfuss
The Goodbye Girl
Best Actress Jane Fonda
Julia
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Marsha Mason
The Goodbye Girl
Diane Keaton
Annie Hall
Best Supporting Actor Peter Firth
Equus
Edward Fox
A Bridge Too Far
Jason Robards
Julia
Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave
Julia
Jenny Agutter
Equus
Vanessa Redgrave
Julia
Best Screenplay, Adapted Neil Simon
The Goodbye Girl
Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Annie Hall
Alvin Sargent
Julia
Best Screenplay, Original Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Annie Hall
Best Original Score John Williams
Star Wars
John Addison
A Bridge Too Far
John Williams
Star Wars
Jonathan Tunick
A Little Night Music
Best Original Song "You Light Up My Life"
You Light Up My Life
N/A "You Light Up My Life"
You Light Up My Life
Best Foreign Language Film A Special Day N/A Madame Rosa

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Father and Master (Padre padrone), directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye), directed by Larisa Shepitko, USSR

1977 films

By country/region

By genre/medium

Births

Deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 3 Tom Gries 54 US Director
5 Onslow Stevens 74 US Actor
6 Niall MacGinnis 63 Ireland Actor
12 Henri-Georges Clouzot 69 France Director, Screenwriter
14 Peter Finch 60 UK Actor
18 Yvonne Printemps 82 France Actress, Singer
26 Margaret Hayes 60 US Actress
31 Daniel Mainwaring 74 US Screenwriter
February 3 Pauline Starke 76 US Actress
17 Edward G. Boyle 78 Canada Production Designer
18 Andy Devine 71 US Actor
22 Edith Barrett 70 US Actress
27 Allison Hayes 46 US Actress
28 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson 71 US Actor
March 8 Henry Hull 86 US Actor
25 Nunnally Johnson 79 US Screenwriter, Director
27 Diana Hyland 41 US Actress
April 17 Marjorie Gateson 86 US Actress
19 Marion Gering 75 Russia Director
21 Gummo Marx 83 US Actor, Agent
28 Ricardo Cortez 76 US Actor
May 10 Joan Crawford 71 US Actress
15 Herbert Wilcox 87 UK Director, Producer
21 Dorothy Christy 70 US Actress
31 William Castle 63 US Producer, Director
June 2 Stephen Boyd 45 Ireland Actor
3 Roberto Rossellini 71 Italy Director, Screenwriter
5 Luis César Amadori 75 Italy/Argentina Director, Screenwriter
13 Matthew Garber 21 UK Actor
14 Alan Reed 69 US Actor
19 Geraldine Brooks 51 US Actress
20 Abner Biberman 68 US Director, Actor
July 2 William H. Ziegler 67 US Film Editor
22 Erik Chitty 70 UK Actor
August 3 Alfred Lunt 84 US Actor
14 George Oppenheimer 77 US Screenwriter
16 Elvis Presley 42 US Actor, Singer
17 Delmer Daves 73 US Screenwriter, Director
19 Groucho Marx 86 US Actor, Screenwriter
19 Peter Dyneley 56 UK Actor
21 Danny Lockin 34 US Actor
22 Sebastian Cabot 59 UK Actor
22 Alex Segal 62 US Director
29 Jean Hagen 54 US Actress
31 H. C. Potter 72 US Director
September 2 Stephen Dunne 59 US Actor
8 Zero Mostel 62 US Actor
October 3 Tay Garnett 83 US Director
5 Fred F. Finklehoffe 67 US Screenwriter
14 Bing Crosby 74 US Actor, Singer
31 Joan Tetzel 56 US Actress
November 4 Betty Balfour 74 UK Actress
9 Gertrude Astor 90 US Actress
15 William C. McGann 84 US Director
18 Victor Francen 89 Belgium Actor
25 Richard Carlson 65 US Actor
30 Olga Petrova 93 UK Actress, Screenwriter
30 Terence Rattigan 66 UK Screenwriter
December 4 Leila Hyams 72 US Actress
18 Cyril Ritchard 79 Australia Actor
19 Jacques Tourneur 73 France Director
25 Charlie Chaplin 88 UK Actor, Director, Screenwriter
26 Howard Hawks 81 US Director
28 Charlotte Greenwood 87 US Actress

Film debuts

References

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  4. ^ "Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 26, 2014.
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  8. ^ "The Deep, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "The Spy Who Loved Me, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
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