Special Report

Most Popular Movie Released the Year You Were Born

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1970
> Most popular movie: Love Story
> Director: Arthur Hiller
> Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal, John Marley
> Domestic box office: $106,400,000

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1971
> Most popular movie: A Clockwork Orange
> Director: Stanley Kubrick
> Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
> Domestic box office: N/A

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1972
> Most popular movie: The Godfather
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
> Domestic box office: $134,970,000

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

1973
> Most popular movie: The Exorcist
> Director: William Friedkin
> Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
> Domestic box office: $232,910,000

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1974
> Most popular movie: The Godfather: Part II
> Director: Francis Ford Coppola
> Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
> Domestic box office: $57,300,000

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

1975
> Most popular movie: Jaws
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
> Domestic box office: $260,000,000

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1976
> Most popular movie: Rocky
> Director: John G. Avildsen
> Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
> Domestic box office: $117,240,000

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1977
> Most popular movie: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
> Director: George Lucas
> Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
> Domestic box office: $322,740,000

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1978
> Most popular movie: Grease
> Director: Randal Kleiser
> Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
> Domestic box office: $188,760,000

Source: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

1979
> Most popular movie: Alien
> Director: Ridley Scott
> Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
> Domestic box office: $78,900,000

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