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The Numbers - Movies Released in 1971

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This list shows all films released in 1971, 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.

See also: Top 1971 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1971 - Most Popular 1971

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1971

January 1 The Andromeda Strain Thriller/Suspense $6,500,000 $12,376,563  
The Beguiled Drama   $1,100,000  
The Big Doll House   $10,000,000  
Big Jake Western   $7,500,000  
Billy Jack   $98,000,000  
Carnal Knowledge Drama   $28,623,000  
Cold Turkey   $11,000,000  
Escape from the Planet of the Apes $2,500,000 $12,300,000  
Fiddler on the Roof Musical $9,000,000 $80,500,000  
Klute   $12,512,637  
The Million Dollar Duck   $4,000,000  
Murmur of the Heart   $1,000,000  
Play Misty for Me Thriller/Suspense   $10,600,000  
Souffle au Coeur, Le   $1,200,000  
Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song $150,000 $15,200,000  
Willard   $14,545,941  

April, 1971

April 28 Bananas Comedy $2,000,000 $0  
 
April 30 Summer of '42   $32,063,634  

June, 1971

June 24 McCabe & Mrs. Miller Western   $8,200,000  
 
June 28 The Hellstrom Chronicle Documentary   $0  
 
June 30 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory $3,000,000 $4,000,000  

July, 1971

July 2 Shaft Action   $12,121,618  

August, 1971

August 1 The Omega Man   $0  

October, 1971

October 7 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Musical   $17,871,174  
 
October 8 The Last Picture Show   $20,505,085  
 
October 9 The French Connection Drama $2,200,000 $41,158,757  

December, 1971

December 17 A Clockwork Orange   $26,589,355  
Diamonds Are Forever Action $7,200,000 $43,800,000  
The Hospital   $14,142,409  
 
December 24 Dirty Harry Action   $28,153,434  
 
December 31 Blood and Lace Thriller/Suspense   $0  
The Christian Licorice Store Drama   $0  
Godzilla vs. Hedorah   $0  
How to Frame a Fig Comedy   $0  
Le Mans Action   $0  
Sie tötete in Ekstase Horror   $0  
There’s Always Vanilla   $0  
A Town Called Hell Western   $0  
Una lucertola con la pelle di donna Thriller/Suspense   $0  
What’s the Matter with Helen?   $0