US Box Office – 4 July 1979

1 NE 1 MOONRAKER Roger Moore, Lois Chiles
2 4 6 ALIEN Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt
3 1 3 ROCKY II Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire
4 2 2 THE MAIN EVENT Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal
5 3 2 ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan
6 5 3 PROPHECY Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth
7 6 3 THE IN-LAWS Peter Falk, Alan Arkin
8 NE 1 NIGHTWING Nick Mancuso, David Warner
9 NE 1 BLOODLINE Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara
10 RE 56 GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK Chuck Norris, Anne Archer

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 – 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/

US Box Office – 21 November 1973

1 2 5 THE WAY WE WERE Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford
2 1 28 BILLY JACK Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor [Re-issue] 
3 4 2 EXECUTIVE ACTION Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan
4 NE 1 THE DON IS DEAD Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest
5 6 16 AMERICAN GRAFFITI Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard
6 10 2 ROBIN HOOD Animated
7 NE 5 CHARLEY VARRICK Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker
8 NE 8 JEREMY Robby Benson, Glynnis O’Connor
9 RE 34 THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES Georgina Spelvin, Harry Reems
10 8 5 THE PAPER CHASE Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner

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/

US Box Office – 27 December 1972

1 5 2 THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine
2 7 2 ACROSS 110TH STREET Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto
3 NE 1 THE GETAWAY Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw
4 3 7 1776 William Daniels, Howard Da Silva
5 2 60 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Topol, Norma Crane
6 NE 1 PETE ‘N’ TILLIE Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett
7 NE 1 UP THE SANDBOX Barbra Streisand, David Selby
8 1 2 MAN OF LA MANCHA Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren
9 NE 1 SNOWBALL EXPRESS Dean Jones, Nancy Olson
10 NE 13 SOUNDER Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield

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/

US Box Office – 11 March 1970

1 6 12 CACTUS FLOWER Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman
2 4 13 THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY? Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin
3 2 41 MIDNIGHT COWBOY Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight
4 NE 5 PATTON George C. Scott, Karl Malden
5 8 6 THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty
6 5 12 HELLO, DOLLY! Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau
7 NE 1 AIRPORT Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin
8 7 22 BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE Natalie Wood, Robert Culp
9 NE 4 SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN Vincent Price, Christopher Lee
10 10 13 Z Yves Montand, Irene Papas

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/

US Box Office – 30 October 1968

1 2 6 FUNNY GIRL Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif
2 1 3 BARBARELLA Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law
3 6 3 FINIAN’S RAINBOW Fred Astaire, Petula Clark
4 NE 2 THE BOSTON STRANGLER Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda
5 4 30 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood
6 3 9 RACHEL, RACHEL Joanne Woodward, James Olson
7 8 3 I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS Peter Sellers, Jo Van Fleet
8 NE 3 PAPER LION Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton
9 5 4 WEST SIDE STORY Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer [Re-issue] 
10 7 3 THE SPLIT Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll

Complete US Box Office Charts (week-by-week)
from Variety magazine are available here:
https://www.amazon.com/Weekly-Box-Office-Charts-1960s-ebook/dp/B071GM8FLZ/

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