1952 in film

The year 1952 in film involved some significant events.

List of years in film (table)
In television
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955

Top-grossing filmsEdit

United StatesEdit

The top ten 1952 released films by box office gross in the United States are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1952
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Greatest Show on Earth Paramount $12,800,000[1]
2 The Snows of Kilimanjaro 20th Century Fox $6,500,000[2][3]
3 Hans Christian Andersen RKO $6,000,000[4][3]
4 Ivanhoe MGM $5,810,000[5]
5 Sailor Beware Paramount $4,300,000[3]
6 Moulin Rouge United Artists $4,252,000[3]
7 Jumping Jacks Paramount $4,000,000[2][3]
8 Come Back, Little Sheba
The Stooge
$3,500,000[4]
9 Son of Paleface
High Noon
Paramount
United Artists
$3,400,000[2]
10 Singin' in the Rain MGM $3,263,000[5]

This is Cinerama was first released in September 1952 and, by January 1955, had earned a total of $12.5 million in domestic rentals.[6] Its lifetime domestic rental gross stands at $15 million.[7]

InternationalEdit

Country Title Director Studio(s) Gross Ref
France Little World of Don Camillo Julien Duvivier Cineriz, Francinex 12,791,168 admissions [8]
India Aan Mehboob Khan Mehboob Productions $5,880,000 [b]
Italy Little World of Don Camillo Julien Duvivier Cineriz, Francinex 13,215,653 admissions [11]
Japan Himeyuri no Tō Tadashi Imai Toei Company ¥176,590,000 [12]
Soviet Union Tarzan the Ape Man W. S. Van Dyke Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 42,900,000 admissions [13]
United Kingdom The Greatest Show on Earth Cecil B. DeMille Paramount Pictures 13,000,000 admissions [14]

EventsEdit

AwardsEdit

Category/Organization 10th Golden Globe Awards
February 26, 1953
25th Academy Awards
March 19, 1953
Drama Comedy or Musical
Best Film The Greatest Show on Earth With a Song in My Heart The Greatest Show on Earth
Best Director Cecil B. DeMille
The Greatest Show on Earth
John Ford
The Quiet Man
Best Actor Gary Cooper
High Noon
Donald O'Connor
Singin' in the Rain
Gary Cooper
High Noon
Best Actress Shirley Booth
Come Back, Little Sheba
Susan Hayward
With a Song in My Heart
Shirley Booth
Come Back, Little Sheba
Best Supporting Actor Millard Mitchell
My Six Convicts
Anthony Quinn
Viva Zapata!
Best Supporting Actress Katy Jurado
High Noon
Gloria Grahame
The Bad and the Beautiful
Best Screenplay, Adapted Michael Wilson
5 Fingers
Charles Schnee
The Bad and the Beautiful
Best Screenplay, Original T. E. B. Clarke
The Lavender Hill Mob

Notable films released in 1952Edit

United States unless stated

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Curly Howard in Disorder in the Court.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ 4.76 Indian rupees per US dollar from 1951 to 1965[10]
  2. ^ ₹28 million[9] ($5.88 million)[a]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers". Variety. January 13, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Top Grossers of 1952". Variety. January 7, 1953. p. 61. Retrieved May 12, 2020 – via Archive.org.
  3. ^ a b c d e "All-Time Top Grosses". Variety. January 4, 1961. p. 49. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Top Grossers of 1953". Variety. January 13, 1954. p. 10. Retrieved October 8, 2019 – via Archive.org.
  5. ^ a b The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  6. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers". Variety. January 5, 1955. p. 59. Retrieved May 18, 2020 – via Archive.org.
  7. ^ Krämer, Peter (2010). 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bloomsbury. pp. 33. ISBN 978-1-8445-7286-1.
  8. ^ "Bilan Annuel France – 1952". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Box Office 1952". Box Office India. 22 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Pacific Exchange Rate Service" (PDF). UBC Sauder School of Business. University of British Columbia. p. 3. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Bilan Annuel Italie – 1952". JP's Box-Office. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  12. ^ キネマ旬報ベスト・テン85回全史 1924–2011. Kinema Junpo. Kinema Junposha. May 2012. p. 96. ISBN 978-4873767550.
  13. ^ Sergey Kudryavtsev (4 July 2006). "Зарубежные фильмы в советском кинопрокате".
  14. ^ "The Greatest Show on Earth". British Film Institute. 28 November 2004. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2013.