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Most Popular Movies 1961

This chart shows the 1961 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 1961 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 1961 - Top 1961 Worldwide

Most Popular Overall 1962 →
  1
The Parent Trap
Initial Theatrical Release: June 21st, 1961 (Wide)
Keywords: Twins, Same Actor, Multiple Roles
Classification:
Domestic BO:
$25,150,385
International BO:
$4,500,000

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Return to Peyton Place
Initial Theatrical Release: May 5th, 1961 (Wide)
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Come September
Initial Theatrical Release: August 9th, 1961 (Wide) by Universal
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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Director: Blake Edwards
Initial Theatrical Release: October 5th, 1961 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Romance, Sugar Daddy, Whitewashed Casting, Yellowface
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action,

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Lover Come Back
Initial Theatrical Release: December 20th, 1961 (Wide) by Universal
Keywords: Romance
Classification: Romantic Comedy,

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Dolce Vita, La
Director: Federico Fellini
Initial Theatrical Release: April 19th, 1961 (Wide)
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The Absent Minded Professor
Initial Theatrical Release: March 16th, 1961 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action,

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El Cid
Initial Theatrical Release: December 14th, 1961 (Wide)
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Pocketful of Miracles
Director: Frank Capra
Initial Theatrical Release: 1961 (Wide)
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The Misfits
Director: John Huston
Initial Theatrical Release: 1961 (Wide)
Keywords: Romance, Divorcée Romance, May / December Romance, Directing Yourself, Posthumous Release
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101 Dalmatians
Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske
Lead Roles: Rod Taylor as Pongo
Initial Theatrical Release: January 25th, 1961 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Keywords: Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Voiceover/Narration, Fashion, Kidnap, Rescue
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Hand Animation, Contemporary Fiction

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à bout de souffle
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Initial Theatrical Release: February 7th, 1961 (Limited) by Films Around the World, released as Breathless
Keywords: Foreign Language
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Director: Louis Malle
Lead Roles: Jeanne Moreau as Florence Canala, Maurice Ronet as Julien Tavernier
Initial Theatrical Release: June 10th, 1961 (Limited) by Rialto Pictures, released as Elevator to the Gallows
Keywords: Paris, France, Film Noir, Relationships Gone Wrong, Faked Suicide, 1950s, French New Wave
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Scheming lovers Julien and Florence engineer the “perfect murder” of her husband. But when Julien becomes trapped in the elevator mere floors away from his recent victim, the perfect murder quickly becomes imperfect.

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