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The following is an overview of events in 1987 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Paramount Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1987.

Highest-grossing films (U.S.)

See also: List of 1987 box office number-one films in the United States

The top ten 1987 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1987[1]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Three Men and a Baby Disney $167,780,960
2. Fatal Attraction Paramount $156,645,693
3. Beverly Hills Cop II $153,665,036
4. Good Morning, Vietnam Disney $123,922,370
5. Moonstruck Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $80,640,528
6. The Untouchables Paramount $76,270,454
7. The Secret of My Success Universal $66,995,000
8. Stakeout Disney $65,673,23
9. Lethal Weapon Warner Bros. $65,207,127
10. The Witches of Eastwick $63,766,510

Events

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Last Emperor - Hemdale, Columbia
Best Director: Bernardo Bertolucci - The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael Douglas - Wall Street
Best Actress: Cher - Moonstruck
Best Supporting Actor: Sean Connery - The Untouchables
Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis - Moonstruck
Best Foreign Language Film: Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud), directed by Gabriel Axel, Denmark

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Last Emperor
Best Actor: Michael DouglasWall Street
Best Actress: Sally KirklandAnna
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Hope and Glory
Best Actor: Robin WilliamsGood Morning, Vietnam
Best Actress: Cher – Moonstruck
Other
Best Director: Bernardo BertolucciThe Last Emperor
Best Foreign Language Film: My Life as a Dog, Sweden

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan), directed by Maurice Pialat, France

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Au revoir les enfants (Goodbye, Children), directed by Louis Malle, France / W. Germany

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Tema (1979) (The Theme), directed by Gleb Panfilov, USSR

Notable films released in 1987

  1. Wall Street

Births

  • January 5 - Kristin Cavallari, television personality/actress
  • January 7 - Lyndsy Fonseca, actress
  • January 16 - Carrie Keranen, voice actress
  • January 31 - Zoe Costello, actress
  • February 5 - Darren Criss, actor
  • February 9 - Michael B. Jordan, actor
  • February 21
    • Ashley Greene, actress
    • Ellen Page, Canadian actress
  • April 4 - Sarah Gadon, actress
  • April 9 - Jesse McCartney, actor, singer-songwriter and voice actor
  • April 19 - Oksana Akinshina, actress
  • April 27 - William Moseley, English actor
  • June 27 - Ed Westwick, English film and television actor
  • July 11 - Cristina Vee, voice actress
  • July 26 - Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
  • July 27 - Mara Wilson, actress and writer
  • August 8 - Katie Leung Scottish film, television and stage actress
  • August 25 - Stacey Farber, Canadian actress
  • September 7 - Evan Rachel Wood, actress
  • September 11 - Tyler Hoechlin, actor
  • September 22 - Tom Felton, English actor
  • September 28 - Hilary Duff, actress
  • September 29 - Anaïs Demoustier, actress
  • October 18 - Zac Efron, actor and singer
  • November 12 - Kengo Kora, Japanese actor
  • December 28 - Adam Gregory, actor

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 9 Arthur Lake 81 USA Actor
  • Blondie
  • Dance Hall
14 Douglas Sirk 89 Germany Director
  • Imitation of Life
  • Written on the Wind
15 Ray Bolger 83 USA Actor, Singer
27 Norman McLaren 72 Canada Animator, Director
  • Neighbours
  • Pas de deux
February 1 Alessandro Blasetti 86 Italy Director, Screenwriter
  • 1860
  • The Countess of Parma
23 Esmond Knight 80 UK Actor
25 James Coco 56 USA Actor
  • Only When I Laugh
  • Wholly Moses!
25 John Collin 58 UK Actor
28 Joan Greenwood 65 UK Actress
  • He Found a Star
  • The October Man
March 2 Randolph Scott 89 USA Actor
  • The Texans
  • The Walking Hills
3 Danny Kaye 74 USA Actor
7 Waldo Salt 72 USA Screenwriter
21 Robert Preston 68 USA Actor
  • The Music Man
  • Victor Victoria
22 Morton Haack 62 USA Costume Designer
28 Patrick Troughton 67 UK Actor
April 17 Dick Shawn 63 USA Actor
May 2 Michael Gover 73 UK Actor
14 Rita Hayworth 68 USA Actress
  • Gilda
  • The Lady from Shanghai
June 1 Khwaja Ahmad Abbas 72 India Director, Screenwriter
  • Mera Naam Joker
  • Awaara
6 Fulton Mackay 64 UK Actor
10 Elizabeth Hartman 43 USA Actress
13 Geraldine Page 62 USA Actress
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • Interiors
22 Fred Astaire 88 USA Actor
24 Jackie Gleason 71 USA Actor
July 3 Viola Dana 90 USA Actress
  • That Certain Thing
  • The Show of Shows
7 Hannelore Schroth 65 Germany Actress
  • Sweetheart of the Gods
  • Beloved Corinna
15 Alfie Bass 71 UK Actor
31 Joseph E. Levine 81 USA Producer
August 1 Pola Negri 90 Poland Actress
  • Madame DuBarry
  • Carmen
17 Clarence Brown 97 USA Director
  • National Velvet
  • The Yearling
28 John Huston 81 USA Actor, Director, Screenwriter
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
29 Lee Marvin 63 USA Actor
September 4 Richard Marquand 49 UK Director
5 Bill Fraser 79 UK Actor
  • Up Pompeii
  • Up the Chastity Belt
13 Mervyn LeRoy 89 USA Director
  • Quo Vadis
  • Mister Roberts
23 Bob Fosse 60 USA Director, Screenwriter
25 Mary Astor 81 USA Actress
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
25 Emlyn Williams 81 UK Actress
October 2 Madeleine Carroll 81 UK Actress
22 Lino Ventura 68 Italy Actor
  • Illustrious Corpses
  • The Dictator's Guns
November 5 Georges Franju 75 France Director, Screenwriter
  • Judex
  • Nuits Rouges
December 4 Rouben Mamoulian 90 Georgia Director
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Mark of Zorro

Film debuts

See also

  • List of American films of 1987
  • List of British films of 1987
  • List of French films of 1987
  • List of German films of the 1980s
  • List of Bollywood films of 1987
  • List of Italian films of 1987
  • List of Japanese films of 1987
  • List of Swedish films of the 1980s

References

  1. "1987 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2014.

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