US Box Office – 26 January 1977

1 RE 9 ROCKY Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
2 1 6 KING KONG Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange
3 3 6 THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom
4 4 7 SILVER STREAK Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor
5 2 5 THE ENFORCER Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly
6 5 5 A STAR IS BORN Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson
7 7 10 NETWORK Faye Dunaway, William Holden
8 9 12 CARRIE Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
9 8 16 MARATHON MAN Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier
10 NE 2 MADAM KITTY (SALON KITTY) Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1970s-ebook/dp/B071GPPSGR/

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US Box Office – 20 October 1954

1 NE 3 A STAR IS BORN Judy Garland, James Mason
2 1 3 WOMAN’S WORLD Clifton Webb, June Allyson
3 3 4 SABRINA Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn
4 4 107 THIS IS CINERAMA Lowell Thomas
5 5 12 ON THE WATERFRONT Marlon Brando, Karl Malden
6 RE 12 REAR WINDOW Grace Kelly, James Stewart
7 7 8 THE EGYPTIAN Jean Simmons, Victor Mature
8 8 5 ROGUE COP Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh
9 6 2 SUDDENLY Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden
10 2 6 BRIGADOON Gene Kelly, Van Johnson

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/

US Box Office – 26 May 1937

1 2 5 A STAR IS BORN Janet Gaynor, Fredric March
2 1 4 SHALL WE DANCE Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
3 4 3 THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER Errol Flynn, Claude Rains
4 5 2 TURN OFF THE MOON Charles Ruggles, Eleanore Whitney
5 3 4 CAFE METROPOLE Loretta Young, Tyrone Power
6 NE 1 THE GO GETTER George Brent, Anita Louise
7 NE 4 MELODY FOR TWO James Melton, Patricia Ellis
8 9 6 CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew
9 NE 1 CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille
10  – 5 THE GOOD OLD SOAK Wallace Beery, Una Merkel

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
with grosses are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Grossing-Film-Charts-1930s-ebook/dp/B072K3LTPF/

A Star Is Born Films 1937 – 1976

STORY: A young actress meets Hollywood success and marries a famous leading man, whose star wanes as hers shines brighter.

1937 VERSION REVIEW: Abrasive romantic melodrama which is also the most accurate study of Hollywood ever put on film.

1954 VERSION REVIEW: Musical remake which begins very strongly and has two splendid performances, but suffers in the second half from a lack of writing strength and heavy post-production cutting. The numbers add very little except length.

1976 VERSION REVIEW: Interminable remake set in the pop world amid screaming crowds and songs at high decibel level; also an insufferable piece of showing off by the star. But some of the handling has style.

BOX OFFICE PERFORMANCE: Although the third version of “A Star Is Born” received bad reviews in 1976, it’s the biggest box office earner with adjusted gross of more than 300 million (US domestic gross only). The soundtrack album was also a #1 record on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.

Year Film – Actors Rank Wks Adjusted Gross Annual Rank
1937 A STAR IS BORN Janet Gaynor, Fredric March 1 1 $124,560,000 8
1954 A STAR IS BORN Judy Garland, James Mason 1 2 $234,510,000 7
1976 A STAR IS BORN Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson 2 $301,330,000 2

 

Janet Gaynor Film Grosses 1927 – 1957

Year FILM – Actors Rank Wks Adjusted Gross
1927 SEVENTH HEAVEN Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 2 $97,660,000
1927 TWO GIRLS WANTED Janet Gaynor, Glenn Tryon 2 $25,890,000
1927 SUNRISE George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor 1 1 $27,490,000
1928 STREET ANGEL Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 3 $89,120,000
1928 FOUR DEVILS Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan 2 $27,980,000
1929 LUCKY STAR Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 2 $22,370,000
1929 HAPPY DAYS Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White 1 2 $45,820,000
1929 CHRISTINA Janet Gaynor, Charles Morton 1 1 $14,370,000
1929 SUNNY SIDE UP Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 2 $108,250,000
1930 HIGH SOCIETY BLUES Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 1 $46,500,000
1931 THE MAN WHO CAME BACK Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 2 $83,520,000
1931 DADDY LONG LEGS Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter 1 3 $58,880,000
1931 MERELY MARY ANN Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 2 $77,550,000
1931 DELICIOUS Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 1 $52,340,000
1932 THE FIRST YEAR Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 1 1 $45,100,000
1932 TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 2 $34,770,000
1933 STATE FAIR Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers 2 $83,590,000
1933 ADORABLE Janet Gaynor, Henri Garat 1 1 $29,690,000
1933 PADDY, THE NEXT BEST THING Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter 1 1 $39,580,000
1934 CAROLINA Janet Gaynor, Lionel Barrymore 2 $71,010,000
1934 CHANGE OF HEART Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell 3 $43,780,000
1934 SERVANTS’ ENTRANCE Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres 6 $37,580,000
1935 ONE MORE SPRING Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter 2 $46,800,000
1935 THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda 2 $37,010,000
1936 SMALL TOWN GIRL Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor 3 $76,670,000
1936 LADIES IN LOVE Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young 5 $49,660,000
1937 A STAR IS BORN Janet Gaynor, Fredric March 1 1 $124,560,000
1938 THE YOUNG IN HEART Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 2 $83,040,000
1938 THREE LOVES HAS NANCY Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery 5 $62,280,000
1957 BERNARDINE Pat Boone, Terry Moore 5 $128,020,000

NUMBER ONE BOX OFFICE HITS: 14
TOP TEN BOX OFFICE HITS: 30
TOTAL BOX OFFICE GROSS: $1,770,880,000 (Adjusted in 2016 USD)

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
with grosses are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Grossing-Film-Charts-1920s-ebook/dp/B072K71M7Y/