Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1950
> Most popular movie: Sunset Blvd.
> Director: Billy Wilder
> Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios

1951
> Most popular movie: Alice in Wonderland
> Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1952
> Most popular movie: Singin’ in the Rain
> Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
> Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds
> Domestic box office: $8,820,000

Source: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures

1953
> Most popular movie: Peter Pan
> Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried
> Domestic box office: $87,400,000

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1954
> Most popular movie: Rear Window
> Director: Alfred Hitchcock
> Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
> Domestic box office: $36,760,000

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Productions

1955
> Most popular movie: Lady and the Tramp
> Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
> Starring: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee
> Domestic box office: $93,600,000

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1956
> Most popular movie: The Ten Commandments
> Director: Cecil B. DeMille
> Starring: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter
> Domestic box office: $93,740,000

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1957
> Most popular movie: 12 Angry Men
> Director: Sidney Lumet
> Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1958
> Most popular movie: Vertigo
> Director: Alfred Hitchcock
> Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
> Domestic box office: $3,200,000

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1959
> Most popular movie: Ben-Hur
> Director: William Wyler
> Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
> Domestic box office: $74,700,000

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