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1942 in film

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The year of 1942 in film involved some significant events, in particular the release of a film consistently rated as one of the greatest of all time, Casablanca.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

The top ten 1942 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1942
Rank Title Studio Domestic rentals
1 Mrs. Miniver Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $5,358,000[1]
2 Random Harvest $4,650,000[1]
3 Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros. Pictures $4,631,000[2]
4 Reap the Wild Wind Paramount Pictures $4,000,000[3]
5 Road to Morocco $3,800,000[4]
6 Holiday Inn $3,750,000[5]
7 Wake Island $3,500,000[5]
8 The Pride of the Yankees RKO Radio Pictures/Samuel Goldwyn Productions $3,332,000[6][7]
9 For Me and My Gal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $2,894,000[1]
10 Somewhere I'll Find You $2,885,000[1]

Events

Academy Awards

1942 film releases

U.S.A unless stated

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October–December

Notable films released in 1942

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Serials

Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 23 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  3. ^ Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990.
  5. ^ a b "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
  6. ^ Jewell, Richard B. (1994). "RKO Film Grosses, 1929-1951: the C.J. Tevlin ledger". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 14 (1): 37–49. doi:10.1080/01439689400260031.
  7. ^ Jewell, Richard B. (1994). "Appendix 1". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 14 (S1): 1–11. doi:10.1080/01439689408604545.
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