Box Office 1954

1White ChristmasApr 27, 1954Paramount PicturesMusical$30,000,00066,666,666
220,000 Leagues Under the SeaDec 23, 1954Walt DisneyAdventure$28,200,00062,666,666
3Demetrius and the GladiatorsJun 18, 1954$26,000,00057,777,777
4Rear WindowSep 1, 1954USA FilmsThriller/Suspense$22,953,83551,008,522
5The Caine MutinyJun 24, 1954Sony PicturesDrama$21,800,00048,444,444
6Gone with the WindDec 15, 1939MGMDrama$16,666,66737,037,038
7The EgyptianAug 24, 1954$15,000,00033,333,333
8The High and the MightyJul 3, 1954$10,400,00023,111,111
9On the WaterfrontJul 28, 1954Drama$9,600,00021,333,333
10Vera CruzDec 25, 1954$9,000,00020,000,000
11DesireeNov 17, 1954$9,000,00020,000,000
12Garden of EvilJul 9, 1954$7,000,00015,555,555
13ApacheJul 9, 1954United ArtistsWestern$6,000,00013,333,333
14Dial M for Murder (1954)May 29, 1954Thriller/Suspense$5,987,43813,305,417
15There’s No Business Like Sh…Dec 16, 195420th Century FoxMusical$5,000,00011,111,111
16Seven Brides for Seven Brot…Jan 1, 1954$5,000,00011,111,111
17A Star is BornSep 29, 1954Drama$4,400,0009,777,777
18River of No ReturnApr 30, 195420th Century FoxWestern$3,800,0008,444,444
19Casanova’s Big NightApr 17, 1954Paramount PicturesComedy$3,500,0007,777,777
20Deep in My HeartDec 9, 1954$3,500,0007,777,777
21King Richard and the CrusadersAug 7, 1954$2,100,0004,666,666
22Suddenly (1954)Oct 7, 1954$1,400,0003,

One thing that strikes me about this is that Victor Mature starred in two of the top 10 biggest money spinners of 1954

Another surprise – Gone with the Wind – in a re-issue grossed 16 million dollars and was in at Number 6

Just down from this ‘The High and the Mighty’ the earliest of airline tension pictures – and a very good one at that.

‘White Christmas’ at the top – well it gets a showing each year at Christmas time and, to be fair, is enjoyable and a feel-good film.

When I read this back, it is like I am taking on Saturday Afternoon’s Pick of the Pops – Well, in film terms, maybe I am !

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