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1973 in film

Overview of the events of 1973 in film

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The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

Highest-grossing films

United States and Canada

The top ten 1973 released films by box office gross in the United States and Canada are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1973
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 The Sting Universal Pictures $79,000,000[1]
2 The Exorcist Warner Bros. $66,300,000[2]
3 American Graffiti Universal Pictures $55,900,000[1]
4 The Way We Were Columbia Pictures $25,000,000[1]
5 Papillon Allied Artists Pictures $22,500,000[1]
6 Magnum Force Warner Bros. $20,100,000[3]
7 Paper Moon Paramount Pictures $16,559,000[3]
8 Live and Let Die United Artists/Eon Productions $15,925,000[3]
9 Last Tango in Paris United Artists $15,150,000[4]
10 The Devil in Miss Jones VCX Ltd./MB Productions $15,000,000[3]

Outside North America

The highest-grossing 1973 films in countries outside of North America.

Country Title Studio Gross Ref
France The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob SNC 7,295,727 admissions [5]
Germany Papillon Columbia Pictures 8,500,000 admissions [6]
Hong Kong The House of 72 Tenants Shaw Brothers Studio HK$5,600,000 [7]
India Bobby R. K. Films ₹110,000,000 (US$14,210,000) [8][nb 1]
Italy Malicious Paramount Pictures 11,756,327 admissions [10]
Soviet Union The Headless Horseman Lenfilm 64,900,000 admissions [11]
United Kingdom Live and Let Die Eon Productions 9,000,000 admissions [12]

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Worldwide gross revenue

The following table lists known worldwide gross revenue figures for several high-grossing films that originally released in 1973. Note that this list is incomplete and is therefore not representative of the highest-grossing films worldwide in 1973. The worldwide revenue for The Sting, for example, is not known. This list also includes gross revenue from later re-releases.

Title Worldwide gross Country Ref
The Exorcist $441,306,145[nb 2] United States [13]
Enter the Dragon $350,000,000[nb 2] Hong Kong
United States
[14]
Live and Let Die $161,800,000 United Kingdom [15]
American Graffiti $140,000,000 United States [16]
Bobby $39,000,000 India [17][18]

1973 in film Worldwide gross revenue articles: 5

Events

Awards

Category/Organization 31st Golden Globe Awards
January 26, 1974
27th BAFTA Awards
March 6, 1974
46th Academy Awards
April 2, 1974
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film The Exorcist American Graffiti Day for Night The Sting
Best Director William Friedkin
The Exorcist
Francois Truffaut
Day for Night
George Roy Hill
The Sting
Best Actor Al Pacino
Serpico
George Segal
A Touch of Class
Walter Matthau
Charley Varrick and Pete 'n' Tillie
Jack Lemmon
Save the Tiger
Best Actress Marsha Mason
Cinderella Liberty
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Stephane Audran
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Just Before Nightfall
Glenda Jackson
A Touch of Class
Best Supporting Actor John Houseman
The Paper Chase
Arthur Lowe
O Lucky Man!
John Houseman
The Paper Chase
Best Supporting Actress Linda Blair
The Exorcist
Valentina Cortese
Day for Night
Tatum O'Neal
Paper Moon
Best Screenplay, Adapted William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Luis Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carriere
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
William Peter Blatty
The Exorcist
Best Screenplay, Original David S. Ward
The Sting
Best Original Score Neil Diamond
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Alan Price
O Lucky Man!
Marvin Hamlisch
The Way We Were
Marvin Hamlisch
The Sting
Best Original Song "The Way We Were"
The Way We Were
N/A "The Way We Were"
The Way We Were
Best Foreign Language Film The Pedestrian N/A Day for Night

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Hireling, directed by Alan Bridges, United Kingdom
Scarecrow, directed by Jerry Schatzberg, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder), directed by Satyajit Ray, India

1973 in film Events articles: 8

Notable films released in 1973

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