1948 in film

The year 1948 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951

Top-grossing films (U.S.)Edit

The top ten 1948 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1948
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Easter Parade MGM $4,200,000[1]
2 Red River United Artists $4,150,000[1]
3 The Three Musketeers MGM $4,124,000[2]
4 Johnny Belinda
Joan of Arc
Warner Bros.
RKO Radio Pictures
$4,100,000[1][3]
5 The Snake Pit 20th Century Fox $4,050,000[1]
6 The Emperor Waltz Paramount $4,000,000[1]
7 Cass Timberlane MGM $3,983,000[2]
8 Homecoming $3,699,000[2]
9 Sitting Pretty 20th Century Fox $3,550,000[1]
10 The Paleface Paramount $3,500,000[1]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 6th Golden Globe Awards
March 16, 1949
21st Academy Awards
March 24, 1949
Best Film Johnny Belinda
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Hamlet
Best Director John Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Actor Laurence Olivier
Hamlet
Best Actress Jane Wyman
Johnny Belinda
Best Supporting Actor Walter Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Supporting Actress Ellen Corby
I Remember Mama
Claire Trevor
Key Largo
Best Screenplay, Adapted Richard Schweizer
The Search
John Huston
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Best Screenplay, Original Richard Schweizer
The Search
Best Foreign Language Film Hamlet Monsieur Vincent

Top ten money making starsEdit

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Bing Crosby
2. Betty Grable
3. (tie) Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
4. Gary Cooper
5. Bob Hope
6. Humphrey Bogart
7. Clark Gable
8. Cary Grant
9. Spencer Tracy
10. Ingrid Bergman

Notable films released in 1948Edit

United States unless stated

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Top Grossers of 1948". Variety. January 5, 1949. p. 46. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. January 4, 1950. p. 59. Retrieved February 26, 2020.