1963 in film

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The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Top-grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

The top ten 1963 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1963
Rank Title Studio Box-office gross rental
1 Cleopatra 20th Century Fox $26,000,000[1]
2 How the West Was Won Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $20,932,883[2]
3 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World United Artists $20,800,000[1]
4 Tom Jones $17,070,000[3]
5 Irma la Douce United Artists/The Mirisch Company $11,921,784[3]
6 Son of Flubber Walt Disney/Buena Vista Distribution $9,100,000[1]
7 Charade Universal Pictures $6,363,000[4]
8 Bye Bye Birdie Columbia Pictures $6,200,000[4]
9 Come Blow Your Horn
Move Over, Darling
Paramount Pictures
20th Century Fox
$6,000,000[4]
10 The Great Escape United Artists/The Mirisch Company $5,546,000[4]

Events[edit]

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Tom Jones — Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British)
Best Director: Tony RichardsonTom Jones
Best Actor: Sidney PoitierLilies of the Field
Best Actress: Patricia NealHud
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn DouglasHud
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret RutherfordThe V.I.P.s
Best Foreign Language Film: (Otto e mezzo), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Cardinal
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
Comedy or Musical:
Best Picture: Tom Jones
Best Actor: Alberto Sordi - To Bed or Not to Bed
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
Other
Best Supporting Actor: John Huston - The Cardinal
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret RutherfordThe V.I.P.s
Best Director: Elia Kazan - America America

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hands Over the City (Le mani sulla città), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Il diavolo (To Bed... or Not to Bed), directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Italy

1963 film releases[edit]

United States unless stated

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 358–359. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ Susan Sackett, The Hollywood Reporter Book of Box Office Hits Billboard Books, 1996 p 160
  3. ^ a b Cohn, Lawrence (October 15, 1990). "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. p. M140-M196.
  4. ^ a b c d Top 20 Films of 1963 by Domestic Revenue
  5. ^ Axmaster, Sean. "PT 109" on TCM.com
  6. ^ 1963 in film at the Encyclopædia Britannica
  7. ^ Leung, Rachel. "Former TVB actress Yammie Lam, 55, found dead in Hong Kong flat". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Del Giudice, Filippo (1892-1962)". Screen Online. Retrieved 31 May 2020.