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Highest-grossing films

Please note that following the tradition of the English-language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the USA in 2008. The top ten films of 2008, by worldwide gross in $USD, as well as the US & Canada, UK, and Australia grosses, are as follows:

2008 rank Title Studio Worldwide gross Domestic gross United Kingdom gross Australia gross
1 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 $533,345,358 $89,066,002 $39,880,001
2 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount $786,636,033 $317,101,110 $79,283,312 $27,981,873
3 Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks $631,737,680 $215,434,591 $39,405,501 $24,764,811
4 Hancock Columbia $624,386,746 $227,946,274 $49,170,891 $19,636,856
5 Mamma Mia! Universal $609,827,661 $144,130,063 $132,342,643 $29,287,466
6 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks $603,900,309 $180,010,950 $35,471,617 $15,093,421
7 Quantum of Solace MGM / Columbia $586,090,727 $168,368,427 $80,805,643 $20,645,336
8 Iron Man Paramount $585,133,287 $318,412,101 $33,822,889 $18,880,106
9 WALL-E Disney/Pixar $534,767,889 $223,808,164 $41,215,600 $14,165,390
10 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Disney/Walden Media $419,651,413 $141,621,490 $21,581,030 $13,181,570


These numbers are taken from Box Office Mojo, including their "Yearly Box Office Results".[1]

The Dark Knight has grossed more than $1 billion, making it the fifth highest grossing film in history. On August 4, The Dark Knight reached a $400 million domestic gross in a record time of 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which reached it in 43 days.[2] On August 31, after 45 days in release, The Dark Knight reached $500 million domestically, becoming only the second film in history after Titanic to cross the half-billion-dollar domestic milestone, as well as the only film of the 2000s decade. For 2008, the top ten films consisted of 3 superhero films, 3 animated films, 3 action films and 1 musical film. Mamma Mia! became the second highest grossing film in UK history as of 2010. In the domestic box office, 2008 came very close in passing 2007 as the highest grossing year, falling short by just $30 million.

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January 7 Due to the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America Strike, NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association scrap plans to hold its 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremony and instead hold a press conference announcing the winners
13 The 65th Golden Globe Awards winners were announced:

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Musical or Comedy

16 The 61st BAFTA Awards nominations were announced with Atonement the leading film with 14 nominations closely followed by No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, both with 7 nominations
17 - 27 The 26th Sundance Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin McDonagh's In Bruges and screens over 120 films. The Grand Jury and Audience Award prizes are awarded to Frozen River and The Wackness respectively. The festival is closed by the world premiere of Bernard Shakey's CSNY Déjà Vu
22 The 80th Academy Awards nominations were announced with No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood the leading films with 8 nominations each, closely followed by Atonement and Michael Clayton, both with 7

The Oscar nominated actor Heath Ledger, 28, is found dead at his home in Manhattan, New York City, from an accidental prescription pills overdose

23 - 3 The 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Lucía Cedrón’s narrative feature-film debut Lamb of God.
26 The 60th Directors Guild of America Award dinner is held in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles. The Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film prize is awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen
27 The 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is held in the Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles. Major winners announced include:
February 7 - 17 The 58th Berlin International Film Festival is opened with the world premiere of Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light and screens over 350 films. The Golden Bear prize is awarded to The Elite Squad. The Silver Bear prizes are awarded to Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Director, Reza Naji, Best Actor and Sally Hawkins, Best Actress. The festival is closed by the international premiere of Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind
8 The 35th Annie Awards ceremony is held in the UCLA's Royce Hall, Los Angeles. The Best Animated Feature prize is awarded to Ratatouille
9 The 60th Writers Guild of America Awards are announced in a brief statement. The Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay prizes are awarded to Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) and Diablo Cody (Juno), respectively
10 The 61st BAFTA Awards ceremony is held in the Royal Opera House, London. Sir Anthony Hopkins is honoured with the Academy Fellowship. Major winners include:
12 The members of the WGA agree a three-year deal with the AMPTP and vote to end the 3-month 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America Strike
23 The 28th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony is held in Santa Monica, California. The Worst Picture award is given to I Know Who Killed Me. The Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards are given to Eddie Murphy and Lindsay Lohan, respectively

The 23rd Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is broadcast. The Best Film award is given to Juno. The Best Actor and Best Actress awards are given to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ellen Page respectively

24 The 80th Academy Awards ceremony is held in the Kodak Theater, Hollywood. Major winners include:
March 3 28th Genie Awards
13 - 21 7th Tiburon International Film Festival
April 4 - 13 10th Sarasota Film Festival
23 - 4 7th Tribeca Film Festival
24 - 8 51st San Francisco International Film Festival
May ? - ? 8th Silver Lake Film Festival
14 - 25 Entre les murs wins the Palme d'Or while Gomorra receives the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.
22 - 15 34th Seattle International Film Festival
26 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earns $126 million in the United States and Canada, becoming the highest grossing debut of 2008 and the second highest for a Memorial Day weekend debut behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
June 1 17th MTV Movie Awards

A massive fire destroys portions of facilities at Universal Studios in Universal City near Los Angeles, California.

14 - 22 11th Shanghai International Film Festival
18 Iron Man becomes the first movie of 2008 to earn $300 million in the United States and Canada.
18 - 29 62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival
August 4 The Dark Knight reached $400 million in record time at 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which reached it in 43 days.[2]
6 - 16 61st Locarno International Film Festival
21 - 1 32nd Montreal World Film Festival
27 - 6 65th Venice International Film Festival
September 4 - 13 33rd Toronto International Film Festival
15 -20 33rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia
18 - 27 56th San Sebastián International Film Festival
23 -30 6th Bangkok International Film Festival
October 1 - 12 16th Raindance Film Festival
15 - 30 52nd London Film Festival
18 - 26 21st Tokyo International Film Festival
November 18 - 28 32nd Cairo International Film Festival
December 5 - 14 10th Jakarta International Film Festival
4 - 14 23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Sean Penn - Milk
Best Actress: Kate Winslet - The Reader
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Golden Globe Awards

Drama
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Best Actress: Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
Musical or Comedy
Best Picture: Vicky Christina Barcelona
Best Actor: Colin Farrell - In Bruges
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins - Happy-Go-Lucky

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Class (Entre les murs), directed by Laurent Cantet, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

The Wrestler, directed by Darren Aronofsky, United States

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite), directed by José Padilha, Brazil

Wide-release films

January – March

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4 One Missed Call Warner Bros. Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancón, Azura Skye, Ray Wise, Margaret Cho
11 First Sunday Screen Gems Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall, Malinda Williams, Chi McBride
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Freestyle Releasing Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ron Perlman, John Rhys-Davies, Claire Forlani, Matthew Lillard, Kristanna Loken, Tania Saulnier, Brian J. White
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Universal Studios Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal
18 27 Dresses 20th Century Fox Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Judy Greer, Edward Burns
Cloverfield Paramount Pictures Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas
Mad Money Yari Film Group Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes, Ted Danson, Stephen Root, Christopher McDonald, Roger Cross
25 How She Move Paramount Vantage Kevin Duhaney, Shawn Desman, Daniel Morrison, Kardinal Offishall, Djanet Sears, Mya 
Meet the Spartans 20th Century Fox Sean Maguire, Ken Davitian, Carmen Electra, Kevin Sorbo, Jareb Dauplaise, Travis Van Winkle, Diedrich Bader
Rambo Lions Gate Entertainment Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Ken Howard, Jake La Botz
Untraceable Screen Gems Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, Joseph Michael Cross, Mary Beth Hurt
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1 Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Walt Disney Pictures Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kenny Ortega, Billy Ray Cyrus
Over Her Dead Body New Line Cinema Eva Longoria Parker, Paul Rudd, Lake Bell, Lindsay Sloane, Jason Biggs
Strange Wilderness Paramount Pictures Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Ashley Scott, Peter Dante, Harry Hamlin, Robert Patrick, Joe Don Baker, Justin Long
The Eye Lions Gate Entertainment Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija
8 Fool's Gold Warner Bros. Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Donald Sutherland, Tiffany Grant
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Universal Studios Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones
14 Definitely, Maybe Universal Studios Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
Jumper 20th Century Fox Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell
Step Up 2 The Streets Touchstone Pictures Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Channing Tatum, Cassie
The Spiderwick Chronicles Paramount Pictures Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Joan Plowright, David Strathairn
22 Be Kind Rewind New Line Cinema Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz
Charlie Bartlett Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Downey, Jr., Hope Davis, Anton Yelchin, Kat Dennings
U2 3D 3ality Digital Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.
Vantage Point Columbia Pictures Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Zoe Saldana
Witless Protection Lions Gate Entertainment Larry the Cable Guy, Ivana Milicevic, Peter Stormare, Eric Roberts, Jenny McCarthy, Yaphet Kotto, Reno Collier
29 Penelope Summit Entertainment Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Richard E. Grant
Semi-Pro New Line Cinema Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André 3000, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett, David Koechner, Andrew Daly
The Other Boleyn Girl Columbia Pictures Natalie Portman, Scarlet Johannson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas
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7 10,000 BC Warner Bros. Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis
College Road Trip Walt Disney Pictures Raven-Symoné, Martin Lawrence, Brenda Song, Donny Osmond
The Bank Job Lions Gate Entertainment Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows
14 Horton Hears a Who! 20th Century Fox Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler, Isla Fisher, Will Arnett, Dan Fogler, Jamie Pressly, Charles Osgood
Doomsday Universal Studios Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Neil Marshall
Never Back Down Summit Entertainment Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Djimon Hounsou, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters
21 Drillbit Taylor Paramount Pictures Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman, Alex Frost, Josh Peck
Meet the Browns Lions Gate Entertainment Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Sofia Vergara, David Mann, Tamela Mann
Shutter 20th Century Fox Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, John Hensley
28 21 Columbia Pictures Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Yoo
Run Fatboy Run Picturehouse Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Dylan Moran, Hank Azaria
Stop-Loss Paramount Pictures Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Superhero Movie Dimension Films Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, Christopher McDonald

April – June

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4 Leatherheads Universal Studios George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Price, Stephen Root
Nim's Island 20th Century Fox Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
The Ruins DreamWorks Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, Joe Anderson
11 Never Forever Arts Alliance America Vera Farmiga
Prom Night Screen Gems Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Johnathon Schaech, Idris Elba, Jessalyn Gilsig, Linden Ashby, Jessica Stroup
Smart People Miramax Films Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page
Street Kings Fox Searchlight Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Naomie Harris, The Game
The Visitor Overture Films Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass
18 88 Minutes Columbia Pictures Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Benjamin McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Rocky Mountain Pictures Ben Stein
The Forbidden Kingdom Lions Gate Entertainment Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Liu Yi Fei, Li Bingbing
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Universal Studios Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Liz Cackowski, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Jack McBrayer
25 Baby Mama Universal Studios Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver
Deception 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay New Line Cinema Kal Penn, John Cho, Rob Corddry, Paula Garces, Neil Patrick Harris
A Plumm Summer Freestyle Releasing William Baldwin, Henry Winkler, Brenda Strong
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2 Iron Man Marvel Studios Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb
Made of Honor Columbia Pictures Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Sydney Pollack, Kevin McKidd, Kelly Carlson
Redbelt Sony Classics Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Joe Mantegna
9 Speed Racer Warner Bros. Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox
What Happens in Vegas... 20th Century Fox Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Miller, Rob Corddry
The Fall Roadside Attractions Lee Pace, Justine Waddell
16 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Walden Media Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Skandar Keynes, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes
22 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Pictures Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
30 Sex and the City New Line Cinema Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone
The Strangers Rogue Pictures Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman
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6 Kung Fu Panda DreamWorks Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane, David Cross, Seth Rogen, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim, Dan Fogler
You Don't Mess with the Zohan Columbia Pictures Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson
13 The Happening 20th Century Fox Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel
The Incredible Hulk Marvel Studios Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
20 Get Smart Warner Bros. Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Ken Davitian, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, David Koechner, Terry Crews, Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Bill Murray, Patrick Warburton, James Caan, Dalip Singh
The Love Guru Paramount Pictures Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Ben Kingsley, John Oliver, Verne Troyer, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Telma Hopkins
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl ‡ Picturehouse Abigail Breslin, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Joan Cusack, Stanley Tucci
27 WALL-E Pixar Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, MacInTalk
Wanted Universal Studios Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Marc Warren, Chris Pratt, Kristen Hager

July – September

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2 Hancock Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
11 Garden Party Roadside Attractions Willa Holland, Vinessa Shaw
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Studios Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Gross, Anna Walton, John Hurt
Journey to the Center of the Earth Walden Media Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Meet Dave 20th Century Fox Eddie Murphy, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Banks
The Stone Angel Vivendi Entertainment Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Page, Cole Hauser, Christine Horne, Kevin Zegers, Dylan Baker
18 The Dark Knight Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Eric Roberts
Mamma Mia! Universal Studios Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård
Space Chimps 20th Century Fox Andy Samberg, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Kenan Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Kristin Chenoweth, Omid Abtahi, Patrick Breen, Jane Lynch, Kath Soucie, Carlos Alazraqui, Zack Shada
23 Boy A The Weinstein Company Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Katie Lyons
25 Brideshead Revisited Miramax Films Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw
Step Brothers Columbia Pictures Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 20th Century Fox David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Mitch Pileggi, Xzibit, Billy Connolly, Callum Keith Rennie, Adam Godley
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Swing Vote Touchstone Pictures Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, George Lopez, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane
6 Pineapple Express Columbia Pictures Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny R. McBride, Gary Cole, Craig Robinson, Kevin Corrigan, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, Ed Begley, Jr., Nora Dunn, Bill Hader, James Remar
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Jesse Williams, Kyle Schmid, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rachel Nichols
8 Beer For My Horses Roadside Attractions Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent, Tom Skerritt, Claire Forlani, Barry Corbin, Greg Serano, Willie Nelson, Gina Gershon, Park Overall
What We Do Is Secret Peace Arch Entertainment Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ray Park
13 Tropic Thunder DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Coogan, Brandon T. Jackson, Nick Nolte, Tom Cruise
15 Fly Me to the Moon Summit Entertainment Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley, Jr., Buzz Aldrin, Philip Bolden
Mirrors 20th Century Fox Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Warner Bros. Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Ian Abercrombie, Nika Futterman, Matthew Wood, Kevin Michael Richardson, Corey Burton, Catherine Taber, David Acord
Vicky Cristina Barcelona The Weinstein Company Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn
20 The Rocker 20th Century Fox Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger, Josh Gad, Will Arnett, Emma Stone, Jeff Garlin, Jane Lynch
22 Death Race Universal Studios Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Vargas, Frederick Koehler, Robin Shou
The House Bunny Columbia Pictures Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Colin Hanks, Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, Beverly D'Angelo, Kiely Williams, Christopher McDonald, Hugh Hefner
The Longshots Dimension Films Ice Cube, Keke Palmer, Matt Craven
Hamlet 2 Focus Features Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Melonie Diaz
27 Traitor Overture Films Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jeff Daniels, Neal McDonough
29 Babylon A.D. 20th Century Fox Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry, Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Rampling
College Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Ryan Pinkston, Kevin Covais, Nick Zano
Disaster Movie Lions Gate Entertainment Carmen Electra, Kim Kardashian, Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Nicole Parker, Crista Flanagan, Ike Barinholtz
Goal! 2: Living the Dream... Walt Disney Pictures Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Leonor Varela
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5 Bangkok Dangerous Lions Gate Entertainment Nicolas Cage, Chakrit Yamnam, Charlie Yeung
12 Burn After Reading Focus Features George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, Brad Pitt
The Family That Preys Lions Gate Entertainment Alfre Woodard, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Kadee Strickland, Cole Hauser, Taraji P. Henson, Robin Givens, Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates
Proud American Slowhand Cinema Jonathan Banks, Dennis Haskins, Ken Howard, Marc McClure, Kimberlin Brown
Righteous Kill Overture Films Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo
Towelhead Warner Independent Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Peter Macdissi, Summer Bishil, Lynn Collins
The Women Picturehouse Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Carrie Fisher, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler
13 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers Shochiku Hiroshi Nagano, Susumu Kurobe, Kohji Moritsugu, Jiro Dan, Keiji Takamine, Takeshi Tsuruno, Takeshi Yoshioka, Shunji Igarashi
19 Appaloosa New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen
The Duchess Paramount Vantage Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Ghost Town DreamWorks Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni, Greg Kinnear, Billy Campbell, Kristen Wiig, Alan Ruck
Igor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jennifer Coolidge, Arsenio Hall, Sean Hayes, Eddie Izzard, Jay Leno, Molly Shannon, Christian Slater
Lakeview Terrace Screen Gems Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington, Jay Hernandez
My Best Friend's Girl Lions Gate Entertainment Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, Lizzy Caplan, Alec Baldwin, Diora Baird
26 Eagle Eye DreamWorks Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie, Billy Bob Thornton
Fireproof Samuel Goldwyn Films Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel, Stephen Dervan, Jason McLeod, Alex Kendrick
Forever Strong Crane Movie Company Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Sean Astin, Neal McDonough
Miracle at St. Anna Touchstone Pictures Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington, Omari Hardwick
Nights in Rodanthe Warner Bros. Richard Gere, Diane Lane, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman, Pablo Schreiber

October – December

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3 An American Carol Vivendi Entertainment Kevin Farley, Kelsey Grammer, John Voight, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen, Jillian Murray
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Walt Disney Pictures Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, Andy García, Plácido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin
Blindness Miramax Films Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover
Flash of Genius Universal Studios Greg Kinnear, Dermot Mulroney, Lauren Graham
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Danny Huston, Gillian Anderson
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Columbia Pictures Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Alexis Dziena, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron
Religulous Lions Gate Entertainment Bill Maher
8 RocknRolla Warner Bros. Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Idris Elba, Tom Wilkinson, Ludacris
10 Body of Lies Warner Bros. Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Carice van Houten
City of Ember 20th Century Fox Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Martin Landau
The Express Universal Studios Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Charles S. Dutton
Quarantine Screen Gems Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech
17 Max Payne 20th Century Fox Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Kate Burton, Donal Logue, Nelly Furtado, Amaury Nolasco, Chris O'Donnell, Kevin Corrigan
The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Paul Bettany, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Hilarie Burton
Sex Drive Summit Entertainment Josh Zuckerman, James Marsden, Seth Green, Clark Duke, Amanda Crew
W. Lions Gate Entertainment Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, James Cromwell, Ellen Burstyn, Rob Corddry, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Ioan Gruffudd, Scott Glenn
24 Changeling Universal Studios Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Geoff Pierson, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly
High School Musical 3: Senior Year Walt Disney Pictures Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh, Jemma McKenzie-Brown, Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Alyson Reed, Bart Johnson, Leslie Wing Pomeroy, Socorro Herrera, Robert Curtis Brown, Jessica Tuck
Pride and Glory New Line Cinema Edward Norton, Colin Farrell
Saw V Lions Gate Entertainment Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Julie Benz, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell
31 The Haunting of Molly Hartley Freestyle Releasing Chace Crawford, Haley Bennett, AnnaLynne McCord, Shannon Marie Woodward
Zack and Miri Make a Porno The Weinstein Company Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Craig Robinson, Traci Lords, Brandon Routh
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7 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Miramax Films Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, will.i.am
Role Models Universal Studios Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch, Bobb'e J. Thompson
Soul Men Dimension Films Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes, Sharon Leal, Jennifer Coolidge, Isaac Hayes
12 Slumdog Millionaire Fox Searchlight Pictures Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor
14 Quantum of Solace Columbia Pictures Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
21 Bolt Walt Disney Pictures John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, Nick Swardson, Diedrich Bader, Chloe Moretz, Greg Germann, James Lipton, Randy Savage, Kari Wahlgren, Grey DeLisle
Twilight Summit Entertainment Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
26 Australia 20th Century Fox Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown
Four Christmases New Line Cinema Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw
Transporter 3 Lions Gate Entertainment Jason Statham, Francois Berleand, Robert Knepper
Milk Focus Features Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Joseph Cross, Alison Pill, Diego Luna, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare
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5 Cadillac Records TriStar Pictures Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker
Frost/Nixon Universal Studios Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Toby Jones, Rebecca Hall, Patty McCormack, Andy Milder
Nobel Son Freestyle Releasing Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Ted Danson, Tracey Walter
Punisher: War Zone Lions Gate Entertainment Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Wayne Knight, Dash Mihok, Colin Salmon, Doug Hutchison, T. J. Storm, Mark Camacho
10 The Reader Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Kross, Alexandra Maria Lara, Lena Olin
12 Che IFC Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Julia Ormond, Lou Diamond Phillips, Demián Bichir
The Day the Earth Stood Still 20th Century Fox Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Kyle Chandler, James Hong
Delgo Freestyle Releasing Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Chris Kattan, Val Kilmer, Malcolm McDowell, Louis Gossett, Jr., Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle, Kelly Ripa, Burt Reynolds
Doubt Miramax Films Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Gran Torino Warner Bros. Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Anhey Her
Nothing Like the Holidays Overture Films John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Freddy Rodriguez, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Luis Guzmán, Melonie Diaz, Vanessa Ferlito
What Doesn't Kill You Yari Film Group Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet, Donnie Wahlberg
17 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight Pictures Mickey Rourke, Ernest Miller, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Todd Barry
19 Seven Pounds Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
The Tale of Despereaux Universal Studios Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman, William H. Macy, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Ciaran Hinds, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Richard Jenkins, Frank Langella, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Shaughnessy, Sigourney Weaver
Yes Man Warner Bros. Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terrence Stamp, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, Danny Masterson
25 Bedtime Stories Walt Disney Pictures Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Teresa Palmer, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Aisha Tyler, Jonathan Pryce
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Paramount Pictures Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jared Harris, Phyllis Somerville, Elias Koteas
Last Chance Harvey Overture Films Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Richard Schiff, Liane Balaban
Marley & Me 20th Century Fox Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Kathleen Turner
The Spirit Lions Gate Entertainment Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons
Valkyrie United Artists Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Christian Berkel, Bill Nighy, David Schofield, Terence Stamp, Kevin McNally, Carice van Houten, Jamie Parker
26 Revolutionary Road Paramount Vantage Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, David Harbour, Richard Easton, Zoe Kazan, Jay O. Sanders
31 Defiance Paramount Vantage Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, George MacKay, Alexa Davalos, Mia Wasikowska, Tomas Arana

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 1 Irena Górska-Damięcka 97 Poland Actress
2 Brice Mack 90 United States Background Artist FantasiaPeter Pan
5 Edward Kłosiński 65 Poland Cinematographer The Promised Land
10 Maila Nurmi 85 Finland Actress Plan 9 from Outer Space
11 Murray Cohl 78 Canada Producer
15 Brad Renfro 25 United States Actor Tom and HuckThe ClientSleepersBullyThe JobThe InformersAmerican GirlThe Jacket
17 Allan Melvin 84 United States Actor
18 Ugo Pirro 87 Italy Screenwriter Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionThe Garden of the Finzi-Continis
19 Suzanne Pleshette 70 United States Actress The BirdsSpirited Away
20 Kevin Stoney 86 United Kingdom Actor
22 Roberto Gari 88 United States Actor
22 Heath Ledger 28 Australia Actor 10 Things I Hate About YouThe PatriotA Knight's TaleBrokeback MountainThe Dark KnightMonster's BallThe Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusCasanovaI'm Not ThereTwo HandsCandyNed KellyThe Four Feathers
February 2 Barry Morse 89 Canada Actor The Fugitive (TV series)
8 Eva Dahlbeck 87 Sweden Actress Secrets of WomenA Lesson in LoveSmiles of a Summer Night
10 Roy Scheider 75 United States Actor Jaws2010Marathon ManAll That JazzThe French Connection
11 James Quinn 88 United Kingdom Producer, Administrator HerostratusOverlord
13 Kon Ichikawa 92 Japan Director The Burmese HarpTokyo OlympiadThe Makioka Sisters
14 Perry Lopez 76 United States Actor Chinatown
18 Alain Robbe-Grillet 85 France Screenwriter, Director Last Year at Marienbad
19 David Watkin 82 United Kingdom Cinematographer Out of AfricaChariots of Fire
21 Ben Chapman 79 United States Actor Creature from the Black Lagoon
March 4 Leonard Rosenman 83 United States Composer Barry LyndonBound for GloryStar Trek IV: The Voyage Home
6 Gustaw Holoubek 84 Poland Actor
11 Dave Stevens 52 United States Illustrator, Producer The Rocketeer
12 Erwin Geschonneck 101 Germany Actor Jacob, the Liar
16 Ivan Dixon 76 United States Actor Hogan's Heroes
18 Anthony Minghella 54 United Kingdom Director, Screenwriter The English PatientThe Talented Mr. RipleyCold Mountain
19 Paul Scofield 86 United Kingdom Actor A Man For All SeasonsHamletThe Crucible
24 Rafael Azcona 81 Spain Screenwriter Belle Époque
24 Richard Widmark 93 United States Actor Kiss of DeathNight and the CityPanic in the StreetsHow the West Was WonThe SwarmComaTo the Devil a DaughterNo way OutGarden of EvilThe CobwebRun for the SunRollercoaster
25 Tony Church 77 United Kingdom Actor TessKrull
25 Abby Mann 80 United States Screenwriter Judgment at Nuremberg
31 Jules Dassin 96 United States Director The Naked CityNever On SundayTopkapi
April 5 Charlton Heston 84 United States Actor Ben-HurPlanet of the ApesTouch of EvilThe Ten CommandmentsEl CidThe Greatest Show on EarthSoylent GreenAirport 1975Omega ManEarthquakeHerculesTrue LiesKhartoumHamletArmageddonAny Given SundayMidwayDiamond Head Two-Minute WarningMajor DundeeThe AwakeningIn the Mouth of Madness
5 Alex Grasshoff 79 United States Director Young Americans
8 Stanley Kamel 65 United States Actor Monk (TV series)
9 Lloyd Lamble 94 Australia Actor The Belles of St. Trinian's
14 Ollie Johnston 95 United States Animator Snow White and the Seven DwarfsFantasiaBambiPinocchio
14 June Travis 93 United States Actress Ceiling Zero
15 Hazel Court 93 United Kingdom Actress The RavenThe Masque of the Red Death
18 Joy Page 83 United States Actress Casablanca
20 Bebe Barron 82 United States Music Composer Forbidden Planet
24 Tristram Cary 82 United Kingdom Composer The LadykillersQuatermass and the PitBlood from the Mummy's Tomb
29 Julie Ege 64 Norway Actress On Her Majesty's Secret Service
May 1 Bernard Archard 91 United Kingdom Actor Macbeth
1 Elaine Dundy 86 United States Actress
4 Fred Haines 72 United States Screenwriter, Director UlyssesSteppenwolf
13 Jill Adams 77 United Kingdom Actress The Green ManPrivate's Progress
13 John Phillip Law 70 United States Actor BarbarellaDanger: Diabolik
15 Alexander Courage 88 United States Composer, Orchestrator My Fair LadySome Like It HotJurassic Park
15 Youssef Idilbi 32 Netherlands Actor
16 David Mitton 69 England Writer, Producer, Director Thomas and FriendsTUGSThomas and the Magic Railroad
16 Sandy Howard 80 United States Director, Producer Howdy DoodyCaptain Kangaroo
18 Irma Córdoba 94 Argentina Actor Fuera de la leyAtorrante
18 Joseph Pevney 96 United States Actor Female on the BeachTammy and the BachelorMan of a Thousand Faces
19 Vijay Tendulkar 80 India Screenwriter NishantAakroshArdh Satya
22 Harry Lange 77 Germany Production designer 2001: A Space OdysseyMoonrakerThe Empire Strikes Back
24 Tano Cimarosa 86 Italy Actor Cinema Paradiso
24 Rob Knox 18 United Kingdom Actor Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
26 Sydney Pollack 73 United States Actor, Director, Producer Out of AfricaThey Shoot Horses, Don't They?TootsieBreaking and EnteringSliding DoorsThe FirmHavana
28 Earle Hagen 88 United States Composer, Orchestrator Call Me MadamGentlemen Prefer Blondes
29 Harvey Korman 81 United States Actor Dracula: Dead and Loving ItBlazing SaddlesHerbie Goes BananasHistory of the World, Part IHigh AnxietyThe FlintstonesMunchies
June 2 Mel Ferrer 90 United States Actor, Director, Producer ScaramoucheLiliWait Until Dark
6 Bobby Anderson 75 United States Actor It's a Wonderful Life
6 Rudy Fernandez 56 Philippines Actor Atlantika
7 Dino Risi 91 Italy Director Poveri ma belliProfumo di donna
11 Jean Desailly 87 France Actor La Peau DouceLe Professionnel
13 Tim Russert 58 United States Journalist
15 Stan Winston 62 United States Director, Makeup Artist Terminator 2: Judgment DayJurassic ParkAliens
17 Cyd Charisse 86 United States Actress, Dancer The Band WagonSomething's Got to GiveSingin' in the RainBrigadoon
18 Jean Delannoy 100 France Director La symphonie pastoraleLes amitiés particulières
21 Kermit Love 91 United States Puppeteer, Costume Designer The Muppet MovieSesame Street
22 George Carlin 71 United States Actor, Comedian Outrageous FortuneBill & Ted's Excellent AdventureThomas and FriendsJay and Silent Bob Strike BackScary Movie 3Tarzan IICarsHappily N'Ever After
22 Dody Goodman 93 United States Actress GreaseGrease 2Alvin and the ChipmunksSplashThe Chipmunk AdventureAlvin and the Chipmunks Meet FrankensteinAlvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
23 John Furlong 75 United States Actor Blazing SaddlesAll the President's Men
24 William Vince 45 Canada Producer The 4th FloorCapote
July 2 Elizabeth Spriggs 78 United Kingdom Actress Sense and SensibilityHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
4 Evelyn Keyes 91 United States Actress Gone with the WindHere Comes Mr. JordanThe Jolson StoryThe Seven Year Itch
6 Nonna Mordyukova 82 Russia Actress CommissarThe Diamond Arm
7 Bruce Conner 74 United States Director A MovieMarilyn Times FiveCrossroads
9 Charles H. Joffe 78 United States Producer Annie HallManhattanHannah and Her Sisters
11 Breno Mello 76 Brazil Actor Black Orpheus
18 Khosrow Shakibai 62 Iran Actor HamounSaraPari
22 Estelle Getty 84 United States Actress The Golden GirlsStop! Or My Mom Will ShootMannequin
25 Mikhail Pugovkin 85 Russia Actor Operation Y and Other Shurik's AdventuresThe Twelve ChairsIvan Vasilievich: Back to the Future
27 Youssef Chahine 82 Egypt Director Sira` Fi al-WadiLe Chaos
27 Marisa Merlini 84 Italy Actress Pane, Amore e FantasiaThe Traffic Policeman
29 Luther Davis 91 United States Screenwriter Kiss Them for MeLady in a CageAcross 110th Street
August 7 Bernie Brillstein 77 United States Producer The Blues BrothersGhostbustersThe Cable Guy
9 Bernie Mac 50 United States Actor Ocean's ElevenOcean's TwelveOcean's ThirteenBad SantaMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaMr. 3000B*A*P*STransformers
10 Isaac Hayes 65 United States Actor, Singer
and Songwriter
Dr. Dolittle 2ShaftSouth Park: Bigger, Longer, and UncutRobin Hood: Men in TightsEscape from New York
11 George Furth 75 United States Actor Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidBlazing Saddles
11 Terence Rigby 71 United Kingdom Actor Get CarterTomorrow Never DiesElizabeth
21 Fred Crane 90 United States Actor Gone with the Wind
25 Randa Chahal 54 Lebanon Director The Kite
25 Marpessa Dawn 74 United States Actor Black OrpheusLe Bal du Comte d'OrgelSweet Movie
31 Jerry Reed 71 United States Actor, Singer
and Songwriter
Smokey and the BanditThe Waterboy
September 1 Don LaFontaine 68 United States Voice actor Prolific and iconic voice-over actor featured in over 5,000 movie trailers
1 Michael Pate 88 Australia Actor, Director Thunder on the HillThe Court JesterTim
2 Bill Meléndez 91 Mexico Animator, Director BambiFantasiaA Boy Named Charlie Brown
6 Anita Page 98 United States Actress Our Dancing DaughtersThe Broadway MelodySkyscraper Souls
17 Humberto Solás 67 Cuba Director Lucía
19 Jun Ichikawa 59 Japan Director Tony Takitani
19 David Jones 74 United Kingdom Director Betrayal84 Charing Cross RoadJacknife
26 Paul Newman 83 United States Actor, Director Cat on a Hot Tin RoofThe HustlerHudCool Hand LukeButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe StingThe Color of MoneyCarsThe Towering InfernoSlap ShotTwilightThe Outrage
27 Mahendra Kapoor 74 India Playback Artist UpkarHamraazGumnaam
October 5 Ken Ogata 71 Japan Actor The Pillow BookMishima: A Life in Four ChaptersThe Ballad of Narayama
7 Peter Copley 93 United Kingdom Actor The Sword and the RoseShout at the DevilEmpire of the Sun
8 Eileen Herlie 90 United Kingdom Actress HamletRichard Burton's Hamlet
11 Mark Shivas 70 United Kingdom Producer A Man of No ImportanceRegenerationHideous Kinky
13 Guillaume Depardieu 37 France Actor Tous les matins du mondePola XDe la guerre
15 Edie Adams 81 United States Actress The ApartmentIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldUp in Smoke
15 Nathan Davis 91 United States Actor ThiefRisky BusinessCode of SilenceTough GuysFlowers in the AtticPoltergeist IIIChain ReactionHoles
18 Xie Jin 84 People's Republic of China Director Woman Basketball Player No. 5Legend of Tianyun MountainThe Opium War
19 Rudy Ray Moore 81 United States Actor DolemiteThe Human Tornado
31 John Daly 71 United Kingdom Producer The TerminatorPlatoonThe Falcon and the SnowmanThe Last Emperor
November 5 Michael Crichton 66 United States Writer, Producer, Director Jurassic ParkCongoTwisterThe Andromeda StrainThe First Great Train RobberyWestworld
16 Reg Varney 92 United Kingdom Actor The Great St Trinian's Train RobberyThe PlankOn the Buses
17 Ennio de Concini 84 Italy Screenwriter War and PeaceBlack SundayDivorce, Italian Style
19 John Michael Hayes 89 United States Screenwriter Rear WindowTo Catch a ThiefPeyton Place
26 De'Angelo Wilson 29 United States Actor 8 MileAntwone Fisher
December 1 Paul Benedict 70 United States Actor This Is Spinal TapWaiting for GuffmanThe Goodbye Girl
5 Nina Foch 84 United States Actress An American in ParisScaramoucheExecutive Suite
8 Robert Prosky 77 United States Actor Outrageous FortuneDead Man WalkingChristineRudyBroadcast News
12 Van Johnson 92 United States Actor, Dancer A Guy Named JoeThirty Seconds Over TokyoIn the Good Old SummertimePlymouth AdventureBrigadoon
18 Majel Barrett-Roddenberry 76 United States Actress Star Trek
20 Robert Mulligan 83 United States Director Fear Strikes OutTo Kill a MockingbirdSummer of '42
25 Eartha Kitt 81 United States Actress, Singer The Emperor's New GrooveSanta BabyBoomerangThe Pink Chiquitas Holes Fatal Instinct

See also

Sources

References

  1. ^ "2008 Yearly Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2008&p=.htm. 
  2. ^ a b "The Dark Knight Breaks $400 Million in Record Time". 2008-08-05. http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=9658&count=0. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 







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