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Movies Released in 1956

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This list shows all films released in 1956, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. For each film, we use the first date on which it was made available to the public, which might include international theatrical or domestic video releases that were a few days, or sometimes more, earlier than the domestic (US/Canada) theatrical release. All movies announced for release in 1956 are included.

See also: Top 1956 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1956 - Most Popular 1956

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1956

January 1 et Dieu… Crea la Femme   $2,000,000  
Godzilla: King of the Monsters   $0  
High Society   $6,500,000  
Love Me Tender Western $1,000,000 $9,000,000  
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit   $10,875,000  
Moby Dick Adventure $4,500,000 $10,400,000  
On the Bowery Documentary   $41,802  
Trapeze $4,000,000 $14,400,000  
War and Peace $6,000,000 $12,500,000  

February, 1956

February 16 Carousel Drama $3,380,000 $0  
 
February 21 The Conqueror   $9,000,000  

March, 1956

March 13 The Searchers   $0  
 
March 15 Forbidden Planet   $3,000,000  

June, 1956

June 1 The Man Who Knew Too Much Adventure   $11,333,333  
 
June 29 The King and I   $21,300,000  

August, 1956

August 31 Bus Stop Comedy   $4,500,000  

October, 1956

October 5 The Ten Commandments Drama $13,500,000 $80,000,000  
 
October 17 Around the World in 80 Days Adventure $6,000,000 $42,000,000  

November, 1956

November 19 Shichinin no samurai Action $500,000 $271,736  
 
November 24 Giant   $35,000,000  

December, 1956

December 23 The Wrong Man Thriller/Suspense $1,200,000 $2,000,000  
 
December 31 Jubal Western   $0