Monday, May 9, 2016

1974 AT THE MOVIES

Clockwise from the top left corner: The Towering Inferno; The Trial of Billy Jack; Airport 1975; Earthquake; in the center, Gone in 60 Seconds.
This week we set the movie theater D-Box time-travel seat back to 1974. This is the year that The Godfather Part II ruled awards season, and the disaster epic ran wild at the box office. Before we head into our reviews for the week, as per the usual, let us take a look at the top ten domestically grossing films of the year, courtesy of www.worldwideboxoffice.com. How many have you seen?

  1. Blazing Saddles - $119.5 million
  2. The Towering Inferno - $116 million
  3. The Trial of Billy Jack - $89 million
  4. Young Frankenstein - $86.3 million
  5. Earthquake - $79.7 million
  6. The Godfather Part II - $57.3 million
  7. Airport 1975 - $47.3 million
  8. The Longest Yard - $46 million
  9. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams - $45.4 million
  10. Gone in 60 Seconds - $40 million
1974 Week has kicked off here at Retro Movie Nerd, and your first review will be the ninth entry in the James Bond film series and the second starring Roger Moore, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. Stay tuned!

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