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1937 in film

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1934
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1936
1937
1938
1939
1940

The year 1937 in film involved some significant events, including the Walt Disney production of the first American full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1937 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1937
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Walt Disney/RKO Radio Pictures $4,200,000[1]
2 Saratoga Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,432,000[2]
3 Maytime $2,183,000[2]
4 The Good Earth $2,002,000[2]
5 Stella Dallas United Artists/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $2,000,000[3][4]
6 Broadway Melody of 1938 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,889,000[2]
7 Captains Courageous $1,688,000[2]
8 Lost Horizon Columbia Pictures $1,683,000[5]
9 A Star Is Born United Artists/Selznick International Pictures $1,650,000[6]
10 A Day at the Races Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $1,602,000[2]

Events

Academy Awards

Top ten money-making stars

Rank Actor/Actress
1. Shirley Temple
2. Clark Gable
3. Robert Taylor
4. Bing Crosby
5. William Powell
6. Jane Withers
7. (tie) Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
8. Sonja Henie
9. Gary Cooper
10. Myrna Loy

1937 film releases

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Notable films released in 1937

United States unless stated.

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Serials

Comedy film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Debuts

References

  1. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autry (March 30, 2010). George Lucas's blockbusting: A Decade-by-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. It Books. pp. 254–255. ISBN 978-0-0619-6345-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  3. ^ Madsen, Axel (2015). Stanwyck: A Biography. ISBN 978-1-5040-0861-7. Released in August 1937, Stella Dallas grossed more than $2 million.
  4. ^ Reid, John Howard (2012). 140 All-Time Must-See Movies for Film Lovers Now Available On DVD. ISBN 978-1-105-75295-7. UA's top domestic box office hit of 1937, with gross rentals close to $2 million.
  5. ^ Dick, Bernard F. (1992). Columbia Pictures: Portrait of a Studio. ISBN 978-0-8131-5215-8. Lost Horizon was probably least successful. It was budgeted at $1.66 million, but the combined U.S. and Canadian gross was only $1,683 million, thus barely covering production costs.
  6. ^ Krämer, Peter; Needham, Gary; Tzioumakis, Yannis; Balio, Tino (2020). United Artists. ISBN 978-0-367-17898-7. This figure appears to be the world gross for A Star is Born, in the DOSC SIP distribution files, Star grossed $1,438,283.31 as of 29 March 1938 (figure from memo penned by Lowell V. Calvert to David O. Selznick) while another memo from Selznick and John Wharton dated 22 September 1937 detailed the estimate of a worldwide gross of $2.5 million (with domestic being at $1,650,000).
  7. ^ First Actor to Portray Sherlock Holmes on TV; Guinness World Records online; retrieved November 2016

Sources

  • Block, Alex Ben; Wilson, Lucy Autrey, eds. (2010). George Lucas's Blockbusting: A Decade-By-Decade Survey of Timeless Movies Including Untold Secrets of Their Financial and Cultural Success. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-177889-6.
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