Marilyn Monroe Film Grosses 1950 – 1961

Year FILM – Actors Rank Wks Adjusted Gross
1950 LOVE HAPPY The Marx Brothers 9
1950 THE ASPHALT JUNGLE Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern 4 $40,500,000
1950 ALL ABOUT EVE Bette Davis, Anne Baxter 1 2 $116,590,000
1951 LET’S MAKE IT LEGAL Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey 5 $40,800,000
1952 CLASH BY NIGHT Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas 2 $48,960,000
1952 WE’RE NOT MARRIED Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen 6 $65,280,000
1952 DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe 5 $48,960,000
1952 O. HENRY’S FULL HOUSE Fred Allen, Anne Baxter 4 $32,640,000
1952 MONKEY BUSINESS Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers 7 $65,280,000
1953 NIAGARA Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten 4 $72,080,000
1953 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell 1 3 $147,050,000
1953 HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable 1 3 $210,480,000
1954 RIVER OF NO RETURN Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe 2 $146,090,000
1954 THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe 1 2 $192,220,000
1955 THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH Tom Ewell, Marilyn Monroe 1 2 $230,670,000
1956 BUS STOP Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray 2 $147,050,000
1957 THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier 2 $51,900,000
1959 SOME LIKE IT HOT Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis 1 7 $275,710,000
1960 LET’S MAKE LOVE Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand 4 $101,760,000
1961 THE MISFITS Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe 1 2 $97,780,000

NUMBER ONE BOX OFFICE HITS: 7
TOP TEN BOX OFFICE HITS: 20
TOTAL BOX OFFICE GROSS: $2,131,800,000 (Adjusted in 2016 USD)

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1950s-ebook/dp/B071X33DBQ/

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