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The year 1998 in film involved some significant events.

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Top grossing films

Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United Statesmarker and Canadamarker in 1998; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year. The top ten films of 1998 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK), and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:
1998 Rank Title Studio Worldwide Gross U.S/Canada Gross U.K. Gross Australia Gross
1. Armageddon Touchstone Pictures $553,709,788 $201,578,182 £16,401,954 $14,316,211

2. Saving Private Ryan DreamWorksmarker/Paramount

$481,840,909 $216,540,909 £18,740,016 $24,172,708
3. Godzilla TriStar $379,014,294 $136,314,294 £15,920,578 $13,496,649
4. There's Something About Mary Fox $369,884,651 $176,484,651 £15,665,386 $20,007,019
5. A Bug's Life Disney/Pixar $363,398,565 $162,798,565 £28,824,239 $20,131,422
6. Deep Impact DreamWorksmarker/Paramount $349,464,664 $140,464,664 £10,157,326 $16,929,903
7. Mulan Disney $304,320,254 $120,620,254 £9,454,609 $4,776,349
8. Dr. Dolittle Fox $294,456,605 $144,156,605 £19,671,348 $16,617,575
9. Shakespeare in Love Miramax/Universal $289,317,794 $100,317,794 £20,080,703 $12,009,367
10. Lethal Weapon 4 Warner Bros. $285,444,603 $130,444,603 £7,006,948 $10,998,583


As of December 9, 2008, thirty-eight films released in 1998 have grossed more than $100 million. Two films have grossed more than $400 million.

For a complete list of 1998's top-grossing films, follow these links:
  • Worldwide: http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=1998&p=.htm
    • U.S. & Canada: http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=1998&p=.htm
    • United Kingdom: http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/statistics/boxoffice/
    • Australia: http://www.moviemarshal.com.au/


Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Shakespeare in Love - Bedford Falls Productions, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures
Best Director: Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Best Actor: Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
Best Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love
Best Supporting Actor: James Coburn - Affliction
Best Supporting Actress: Judi Dench - Shakespeare in Love
Best Foreign Language Film: Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella), directed by Roberto Benigni, Italy


Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: Saving Private Ryan
Best Actor: Jim Carrey - The Truman Show
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth


Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Shakespeare in Love
Best Actor: Michael Caine - Little Voice
Best Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare In Love


Other
Best Director: Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
Best Foreign Language Film: Central do Brasil (Central Station), Brazil / France


Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):
Eternity and a Day (Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera), directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greece / France / Italy


Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):
The Way We Laughed (Così ridevano), directed by Gianni Amelio, Italy


Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
Central do Brasil (Central Station), directed by Walter Salles, Brazil / France


Films released in 1998

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