Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1930
> Most popular movie: All Quiet on the Western Front
> Director: Lewis Milestone
> Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray
> Domestic box office: $3,270,000

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1931
> Most popular movie: Frankenstein
> Director: James Whale
> Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
> Domestic box office: $12,000,000

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1932
> Most popular movie: Freaks
> Director: Tod Browning
> Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1933
> Most popular movie: King Kong
> Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
> Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot
> Domestic box office: $10,000,000

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

1934
> Most popular movie: It Happened One Night
> Director: Frank Capra
> Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1935
> Most popular movie: Bride of Frankenstein
> Director: James Whale
> Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1936
> Most popular movie: Modern Times
> Director: Charles Chaplin
> Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman
> Domestic box office: $160,000

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

1937
> Most popular movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
> Director: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson
> Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne
> Domestic box office: $184,930,000

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1938
> Most popular movie: The Adventures of Robin Hood
> Director: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
> Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
> Domestic box office: $3,980,000

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1939
> Most popular movie: Gone with the Wind
> Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
> Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
> Domestic box office: $198,680,000

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