There is a magazine called *Screen International* it is a production and
distribution publication...usually found in any production company's
waiting room sitting on the coffee table ;-)) .... it used to cost
around £2.00 a while back... it is part of the e-map publications and so
has an email address...
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the snail mail address is: EMAP Media, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London
EC1R ODA. UK.
Telephone: (44) 171 505 8101
They also have other European and American offices so if you'd prefer these
instead contact me off list and I'll mail them to you.
At the end of the year they usually publish a section on the highest
grossing films Internationally as well as in the UK. Even if they are not
going to do that for this month I am sure that they will have the
information that you need, they are an excellent source for any kind of
production and distribution information.. and they usually like to be
You'll find back copies of Screen International at the British Film
Institute in London.
Hope this helps,
At 11:00 26/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>I am trying to identify which films had the largest box office grosses in
>the USA in 1946, 1954 and 1976. Does anyone know whether there is a ready
>source for these figures? Would, for example, Variety or Hollywood
>Reporter have published a round-up of the year's most successful films at
>the end of each year, and if so would this have included figures for
>grosses, or is it likely to be a case of having to trawl through the
>industry papers for each year adding up reported figures for each week?
>(Let's hope not)
>Secondly, if there is such a document, does anyone know whether the BFI or
>anyone else in Britain would have it, or am I going to have to go to
>America? (Let's hope so)
>Thanks in advance.
>Media and Communications Department
>University of London
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>Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite