Hollywood's moviemakers are only mildly interested in what the critics think are the "best" pictures of the year. The really important results of 1947, to cinemoguls, were published in Variety's jumbo-size (250 pp.) anniversary issue: the 75 pictures of 1947 which grossed (or are estimated to gross) $2,000,000 or better; the 45 top-grossing stars; the top grossers by studios.
The ten top-grossing pictures:
1) The Best Years of Our Lives (Goldwyn-RKO) : $11,500,000.
2) Duel in the Sun (SRO) : $10,750,000.
3) The Jolson Story (Columbia) : $8,000,000.
4) Forever Amber (20th Century-Fox): $8,000,000.