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The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Grease Paramount John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John $159,978,870
2. Superman Warner Brothers Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Marlon Brando $134,218,018
3. Animal House Universal Pictures John Belushi $120,091,123
4. Every Which Way But Loose Warner Brothers Clint Eastwood $85,196,485
5. Heaven Can Wait Paramount Warren Beatty and Julie Christie $81,640,278
6. Jaws 2 Universal Roy Scheider $77,737,272
7. Coming Home United Artists Jane Fonda and Jon Voight $49,400,000
8. Hooper Warner Brothers Burt Reynolds and Sally Field $34,900,000
9. California Suite Columbia Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith $28,386,000
10. Foul Play Paramount Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase $27,500,000

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Deer Hunter - EMI Films/Cimino, Universal
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken - The Deer Hunter
Best Supporting Actress: Maggie Smith - California Suite
Best Foreign Language Film: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez vos mouchoirs), directed by Bertrand Blier, France

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Midnight Express
Best Actor: Jon Voight - Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda - Coming Home
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Heaven Can Wait
Best Actor: Warren Beatty - Heaven Can Wait
Best Actress (tie): Ellen Burstyn - Same Time, Next Year
Best Actress (tie): Maggie Smith - California Suite
Other
Best Director: Michael Cimino - The Deer Hunter
Best Foreign Language Film: Autumn Sonata, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'Albero degli zoccoli), directed by Ermanno Olmi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Trout (Las Truchas), directed by José Luis García Sánchez, Spain
What Max Said (Las Palabras de Max), directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro, Spain

Films released in 1978

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