See also: 1975 in film, other events of 1976, 1977 in film, list of 'years in film'.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Top Grossing Films of the Year
3 Births
4 Deaths
5 Other Movies Released


  • March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars science fiction film. In one of the best business decisions in film history, Lucas cuts his directing fee by $500,000 to gain ownership of merchandising and sequel rights

Top Grossing Films of the Year

  1. Rocky
  2. To Fly
  3. All the President's Men, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford
  4. King Kong, starring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges
  5. The Enforcer
  6. Silent Movie
  7. The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  8. Carrie, starring Sissy Spacek
  9. Logan's Run
  10. Marathon Man



Other Movies Released