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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following is an overview of 1928 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths. Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent.

Top-grossing films

The top ten 1928 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1928
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Singing Fool Warner Bros. $3,821,000[1]
2 Wings Paramount Pictures $2,150,000[2]
3 Street Angel Fox Film Corporation $1,700,000[3]
4 Lilac Time Warner Bros./First National Pictures $1,675,000[4]
5 Four Sons Fox Film Corporation $1,500,000[3]
6 Noah's Ark Warner Bros. $1,367,000[1]
7 The Red Dance Fox Film Corporation $1,300,000[3]
8 The Terror Warner Bros. $1,221,000[1]
9 The Circus United Artists $1,200,000[4]
10 Lights of New York Warner Bros. $1,160,000[1]

Events

Academy Awards

Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is why there is no 'Best Picture' for a 1928 film.

Notable films released in 1928

United States unless stated

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Short film series

Animated short film series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ a b c d Glancy, H Mark (1995). "Warner Bros Film Grosses, 1921–51: the William Schaefer ledger". Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television. 15: 55–73. doi:10.1080/01439689500260031.
  2. ^ Fragias, Leonidas (2017). Annual US Top Film Rentals 1912 - 1979 (Kindle Edition). Leonidas Fragias.
  3. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  4. ^ a b "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  5. ^ "The Circus (1928)". British Film Institute. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  6. ^ Neibaur, James L. (2015). James Cagney Films of the 1930s. London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781442242203.
  7. ^ Kiner, Larry F.; Evans, Philip R. (1992). Al Jolson: A Bio-Discography. Scarecrow Press. p. 107. ISBN 9780810826335.
  8. ^ Furia, Philip; Patterson, Laurie (2010). The Songs of Hollywood. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. p. 26. ISBN 9780199792665.
  9. ^ Munden, Kenneth White (1971). The American Film Institute Catalog – Feature Films 1921–1930. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. p. WH1. ISBN 9780520209695.
  10. ^ Brown, Allen (November 29, 2014). "The Story Behind MGM's Lion Logo". Movie Review World. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  11. ^ Stafford, Jeff. "White Shadows in the South Seas". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
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