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Movies Released in 1972

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This list shows all films released in 1972, 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 1972 are included.

See also: Top 1972 Worldwide - Domestic Release Schedule for 1972 - Most Popular 1972

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Release DateMovieGenreProduction
Budget
Domestic
Box Office
to Date
Trailer

January, 1972

January 1 Across 110th Street Thriller/Suspense   $10,000,000  
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes $1,700,000 $9,700,000  
The Cowboys   $7,500,000  
Joe Kidd Western   $6,330,000  
Shaft's Big Score   $10,000,000  

February, 1972

February 12 Cabaret Musical   $41,326,446  

March, 1972

March 10 What's Up, Doc? Comedy   $57,142,740  
 
March 15 The Godfather Drama $7,000,000 $134,966,411  

May, 1972

May 12 Jeremiah Johnson   $44,693,786  

June, 1972

June 21 Frenzy Thriller/Suspense $3,500,000 $12,600,000  
 
June 30 Deep Throat $25,000 $45,000,000  

July, 1972

July 12 La Samourï Thriller/Suspense   $39,481  
 
July 21 Deliverance Thriller/Suspense   $46,122,355  

August, 1972

August 11 Everything You Always Wanted to Know Comedy $2,000,000 $18,016,290  
 
August 18 Sounder   $16,889,761  
 
August 30 The Last House on the Left $87,000 $3,100,000  

October, 1972

October 14 Last Tango in Paris   $36,144,824  
 
October 20 Lady Sings the Blues   $19,726,490  
 
October 27 The Valachi Papers   $17,106,087  

November, 1972

November 9 1776 Musical $4,000,000 $0  

December, 1972

December 13 The Poseidon Adventure   $93,300,000  
 
December 15 The Getaway Action   $36,734,619  
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean   $16,530,578  
Pete 'n' Tillie   $14,999,969  
 
December 31 Godzilla vs. Gigan   $0  
Die Sister, Die! Thriller/Suspense   $0  
Hammersmith Is Out   $0  
Hickey & Boggs Thriller/Suspense   $0  
King Lear   $0  
Together for Days Drama   $0  
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? Horror   $0