1941 in film

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The year 1941 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • January 17 - Gone with the Wind goes into general release after touring in a roadshow version during 1940. Becoming a cultural phenomena, it sold an estimated 60 million tickets in 1941 alone. Adjusted for inflation with numerous rereleases, it remains the highest grossing domestic film of all time with $1.8 billion.[1]
  • October 23 - Dumbo was released, becoming Disney's only big hit in the 1940s and one of the most acclaimed animated films ever made. Praised for mastering sophisticated simplicity and economic story, it is the favorite film of Animation Pioneer John Lasseter.

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

Rank Title Studio Rentals
1. Sergeant York Warner Bros. $8,259,000[2]
2. They Died with Their Boots On Warner Bros. $4,014,000[2]
3. Honky Tonk MGM $3,980,000[3]
4. Babes on Broadway MGM $3,859,000[3]
5. Ziegfeld Girl MGM $3,101,000[3]
6. Louisiana Purchase Paramount Pictures $2,750,000*[4]
7. They Met in Bombay MGM $2,515,000[3]
8. Life Begins for Andy Hardy MGM $2,494,000[3]
9. How Green Was My Valley 20th Century Fox $2,447,000*[5]
10. Charley's Aunt 20th Century Fox $2,278,200[6]
11. In the Navy Universal Pictures $2,000,000*[5]
12. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde MGM $1,279,000[3]

*U.S. and Canada rental only

Academy Awards[edit]

1941 film releases[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

January–March[edit]

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Notable films released in 1941[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Serials[edit]

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Animated short film series[edit]

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Film Debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". www.boxofficemojo.com. Archived from the original on 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ a b Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  4. ^ "101 Pix Gross in Millions". Variety. January 6, 1943. p. 58. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "All-time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M162 to 166. 
  6. ^ Mank, Gregory William (2018). Laird Cregar: A Hollywood Tragedy. McFarland. 


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