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Domestic Release Schedule for 1961

This chart lists all movies that had a release in theaters in the United States and/or Canada in 1961.

See also: Top 1961 Worldwide - Most Popular 1961

Current Release Schedule 1962 →
Release DateMovieDistributorDomestic
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January, 1961

During 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg (Wide) $10,000,000  
The Misfits (Wide) $8,200,000  
Pocketful of Miracles (Wide) $5,000,000  
 
January 25 101 Dalmatians (Wide) Walt Disney $153,000,000  

February, 1961

February 7 Breathless (Limited) Films Around the World $67,464  
 
February 18 Gold of the Seven Saints (Wide) Warner Bros.    

March, 1961

March 10 Gone with the Wind (Wide) MGM $198,680,470  
 
March 16 The Absent Minded Professor (Wide) Walt Disney $25,381,407  

April, 1961

April 2 The Sins of Rachel Cade (Wide) Warner Bros.    
 
April 19 Dolce Vita, La (Wide) $19,500,000  

May, 1961

May 5 Return to Peyton Place (Wide) $9,996,178  

June, 1961

June 10 Elevator to the Gallows (Limited) Rialto Pictures $373,597  
 
June 21 The Parent Trap (Wide) $25,150,385  
 
June 22 The Guns of Naverone (Wide) $28,900,000  
 
June 28 Fanny (Wide) $9,996,178  

July, 1961

July 13 The Exiles (Limited) Pathe Contemporary Films $26,516  

August, 1961

August 9 Come September (Wide) Universal $12,710,696  
 
August 31 Lust for Evil (Exclusive) Miramax $618,090  

September, 1961

September 13 Yojimbo the Bodyguard (Wide) Seneca International    
 
September 25 The Hustler (Wide) $7,600,000  

October, 1961

October 5 Breakfast at Tiffany's (Wide) Paramount Pictures $9,551,904  
 
October 18 West Side Story (Wide) $43,700,000  
 
October 30 King of Kings (Wide) MGM $14,483,352  

November, 1961

November 9 Flower Drum Song (Wide) Universal $10,738,117  
 
November 22 Blue Hawaii (Wide) Paramount Pictures $10,440,453  

December, 1961

December 14 Babes in Toyland (Wide) Walt Disney $10,218,316  
El Cid (Wide) $26,600,000  
 
December 20 Lover Come Back (Wide) Universal $16,937,969  
Something Wild (Limited)    

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